Rams vs Chargers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 17 (Chargers' Offense Keeps Rolling in Battle of Los Angeles)

Devon Platana
LA Rams vs Los Angeles Chargers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 17.
LA Rams vs Los Angeles Chargers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 17. / AP Photos/David Richard
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Rams vs Chargers Week 17 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
LA Rams (5-10, 1-5 Away) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (9-6, 4-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2022
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Venue: SoFi Stadium — Inglewood, CA
Coverage: CBS

Week 17 of the 2022 NFL season features an exciting slate of matchups, including a battle of Los Angeles as the Rams and Chargers collide in a head-to-head battle.

The Rams were victorious in a big way over the weekend, picking up a 51-14 blowout win over the Denver Broncos. The Chargers were also victorious in Week 16, getting terrific play from their defenders in a 20-3 win against the Indianapolis Colts.

Can the Rams prove that their effort against the Broncos wasn't a one-off performance? Or will the Chargers march on to their fourth win in a row?

Rams vs Chargers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAR (+245) | LAC: (-300)
Spread: LAR: +6.5 (-105) | LAC: -6.5 (-115)
Total: 40.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Chargers enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This inter-conference matchup also features an over/under of 40.5, which is about average compared to the other Week 17 totals. 

Rams vs Chargers Prediction & Pick

The Chargers have played great football lately, winning four of their last five games. Their strong play has led to a plus-8.7 scoring margin during their three-game winning streak (T-No. 5 in that span). On top of that, they've held opponents to an 11.3 PPG clip over the last three games as well (No. 1 in NFL).

Even though the Rams scored 51 points last week, that came against a Broncos team that, essentially, gave up. The Chargers just clinched a playoff spot and will pose a much more serious threat, especially with Justin Herbert averaging 305 passing yards in his last three starts.

With the Rams allowing the 11th-most passing yards per game (226.5), I don't see Herbert and his weapons slowing down any time soon. Expect the Chargers to outclass and outgun the Rams.

Final Score Prediction: Chargers: 31 | Rams: 19

Rams vs Chargers Betting Trends

- The Rams are 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games in January.
- The Chargers are 7-1 straight up in their last eight games as the favorite.
- The total has hit the under in seven of the Rams' last eight games against the AFC.
- The total has hit the over in eight of the Chargers' last nine games against the Rams.

Rams vs Chargers Best Bet

Whenever the Battle of Los Angeles goes down, there tends to be more points scored than expected. Eight of the last nine Rams-Chargers tilts have experienced the over, averaging out to 56.8 points. Furthermore, the total went over 40.5 in all but one of those contests.

With the Chargers' offense looking great and the Rams going over 50 points last week, I think that a 40.5-point total is a bit disrespectful. Looking for the over as the best bet here.

Bet: Over 40.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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