Sports Betting Spotlight: Los Angeles Rams 2017 season preview

Updated September 1, 2017 - 4:07 pm

The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and Wynn sports book director Johnny Avello preview the Rams’ season in the 22nd of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days.

Los Angeles finished 4-12 and went 4-11-1 against the spread, which tied for the second-worst ATS mark in the league with the San Francisco 49ers behind the Cleveland Browns (4-12).

The Rams were last in the league in scoring last season, averaging only 14 points per game as running back Todd Gurley averaged only 3.2 yards per carry in a one-dimensional offense.

Sean McVay, 31, replaces Jeff Fisher as coach and will try to ignite an offense that features quarterback Jared Goff and wide receiver Sammy Watkins. The defense was in the top 10 in the league in yards allowed but finished in the bottom 10 in points allowed (24.6 ppg).

The Rams’ 2017 season win total is 5.5 (Over minus-115).

2017 Sports Betting Spotlight schedule*

Aug. 11: Pittsburgh Steelers

Aug. 12: Tennessee Titans

Aug. 13: Indianapolis Colts

Aug. 14: Cleveland Browns

Aug. 15: Cincinnati Bengals

Aug. 16: Jacksonville Jaguars

Aug. 17: Baltimore Ravens

Aug. 18: Houston Texans

Aug. 19: Chicago Bears

Aug. 20: New Orleans Saints

Aug. 21: Atlanta Falcons

Aug. 22: Minnesota Vikings

Aug. 23: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aug. 24: Carolina Panthers

Aug. 25: Detroit Lions

Aug. 26: Green Bay Packers

Aug. 27: San Francisco 49ers

Aug. 28: New York Giants

Aug. 29: Washington Redskins

Aug. 30: Dallas Cowboys

Aug. 31: Seattle Seahawks

Sept. 1: Los Angeles Rams

Sept. 2: Philadelphia Eagles

Sept. 3: Arizona Cardinals

Sept. 4: Oakland Raiders

Sept. 5: Buffalo Bills

Sept. 6: Kansas City Chiefs

Sept. 7: New England Patriots

Sept. 8: New York Jets

Sept. 9: Miami Dolphins

Sept. 10: Los Angeles Chargers

Sept. 11: Denver Broncos

*Schedule is subject to change

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Contact reporter Todd Dewey at or 702-383-0354. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.

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