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*
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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