The Los Angeles Rams will look to clamp down on the high-powered Green Bay Packers on Saturday when they meet in the 2021 NFL Playoffs at Lambeau Field. Rams (11-6) defensive lineman Aaron Donald (ribs) and outside linebacker Leonard Floyd will look to put the heat on Packers (13-3) quarterback Aaron Rodgers after each posted a pair of sacks in last week’s Wild Card win over the Seahawks. It marked Donald and Floyd’s first multi-sack playoff game.
Kickoff from Lambeau Field is set for 4:35 p.m. ET. Green Bay is a 6.5-point favorite in the latest Rams vs. Packers odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 45.5. Before making any Packers vs. Rams picks, see the latest NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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- Rams vs. Packers spread: Packers -6.5
- Rams vs. Packers over-under: 45.5 points
- Rams vs. Packers money line: Rams +255, Packers -310
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Green Bay Packers
Why the Packers can cover
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has put the team on his back and they have been on a roll, winning six consecutive games to close out the regular season. Rodgers led the NFL with 48 TD passes, tied for the fifth-most in a single season in NFL history, and became the first quarterback with three seasons of 40 or more TD passes. He led the NFL with a 121.5 rating, the second-highest single-season mark in league history.
Running back Aaron Jones has also been a nightmare for opposing defenses. He has four total touchdowns in two career playoff games and is looking for his third postseason game in a row with two or more scores. Jones ranked seventh in the league with 1,459 yards from scrimmage, including a career-high 1,104 rushing and 355 receiving yards, and had 11 touchdowns.
Jones has 25 touchdowns, including 22 rushing, in 26 career home games. He is looking for his eighth home game in a row with 90 or more yards from scrimmage.
Why the Rams can cover
Despite having pins in his broken thumb, Jared Goff replaced John Wolford in the win over the Seahawks. Although limited, he still guided Los Angeles to a 10-point road win with a touchdown against no interceptions for a 93.1 rating. For the season, Goff passed for 3,952 yards and 20 touchdowns and led the Rams to an appearance in Super Bowl LIII. In his only career start against Green Bay, he passed for 295 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a 111 rating on Oct. 28, 2018.
Also powering Los Angeles’ offense is wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who had 92 receptions for 974 yards and three touchdowns this season. He led the Rams with 78 receiving yards in the Wild Card Game at Seattle. Kupp has eight or more receptions in four of his past five road games, including the postseason.
How to make Rams vs. Packers picks
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