The Los Angeles Rams can make history when Week 14 kicks off Thursday night.
A loss to the Las Vegas Raiders would give the Rams 10 this season, tying the 1999 Denver Broncos for most by a defending Super Bowl champion.
With plenty of games remaining, the Rams (3-9) are well on their way to double-digit losses after hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy last season.
Whether it’s Baker Mayfield, John Wolford or Bryce Perkins under center for the Rams, Pro Picks says they have no chance against the resurgent Raiders (5-7).
Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs and Davante Adams have led Las Vegas to three straight wins to get within two games of the final wild-card spot in the AFC.
The Raiders have to keep winning to have any chance of reaching the postseason. They’re 6 1/2-point favorites against the Rams, per FanDuel Sportsbook.
Tampa Bay (plus 3 1/2) at San Francisco
Tom Brady saved the Buccaneers (6-6) again on Monday night. He grew up in the Bay area, going to Candlestick Park, rooting for Joe Montana and the 49ers. Brock Purdy filled in nicely for Jimmy Garoppolo last week and San Francisco (8-4) can win with its strong defense and run game. But this one means a lot for Brady, who won his only game in San Francisco in 2016.
UPSET SPECIAL: BUCCANEERS, 19-16
Carolina (plus 3 1/2) at Seattle
Geno Smith is an MVP candidate and the Seahawks (7-5) are legitimate playoff contenders while the Panthers (4-8) are playing for draft positioning.
BEST BET: SEAHAWKS, 24-16
Houston (plus 16 1/2) at Dallas
The Cowboys put up 54 points against the Colts. They won’t need that many to cover this one.
Minnesota (plus 2 1/2) at Detroit
The level of disrespect the Vikings (10-2) receive from oddsmakers is astonishing. Minnesota is clearly a far better team than the Lions (5-7), but this line sways the pick.
New York Jets (plus 9 1/2) at Buffalo
The Jets (7-5) beat the Bills (9-3) with Zach Wilson. They’ll keep it close with Mike White.
Baltimore (plus 2 1/2) at Pittsburgh
With Lamar Jackson, the Ravens (8-4) are an easy pick. With Tyler Huntley, the Steelers (5-7) have a better chance to get closer to avoiding Mike Tomlin’s first losing season.
Philadelphia (minus 6 1/2) at New York Giants
Jalen Hurts has done it all for the Eagles (11-1) and should be the MVP front-runner going into this week. The Giants (7-4-1) just don’t have enough firepower on offense.
Cleveland (plus 6 1/2) at Cincinnati
Deshaun Watson had a sloppy debut, but the Browns (5-7) would’ve defeated the lowly Texans without any quarterback. Joe Burrow and the Bengals (8-4) are rolling with a chance at first place in the AFC North.
Jacksonville (plus 4 1/2) at Tennessee
The Titans (7-5) need to stop a two-game losing streak. Expect the Jaguars (4-8) team that beat the Raiders and Ravens to show up instead of the one that got demolished by the Lions.
Kansas City (minus 9 1/2) at Denver
Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Chiefs (9-3) aren’t happy after losing to the Bengals. That’s bad news for the dreadful Broncos (3-9).
Miami (minus 3) at Los Angeles Chargers
Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins (8-4) aim for a better result in California after losing to the Niners. The inconsistent Chargers (6-6) are desperate for a win to improve their playoff hopes.
New England (minus 1 1/2) at Arizona
The Patriots (6-6) are fading after losing two in a row. The Cardinals (4-8) already are cooked.
Last Week: Straight up: 11-3. Against spread: 8-6.
Season: Straight up: 117-77. Against spread: 98-92-4.
Thursday: Straight up: 10-5. Against spread: 6-9.
Monday: Straight up: 7-7. Against spread: 6-8.
Best Bet: Straight up: 7-6. Against spread: 7-6.
Upset Special: Straight up: 4-9. Against spread: 6-6-1.
OnMyWay Is The #1 Distracted Driving Mobile App In The Nation!
OnMyWay, based in Charleston, SC, The Only Mobile App That Pays its Users Not to Text and Drive.
The #1 cause of death among young adults ages 16-27 is Car Accidents, with the majority related to Distracted Driving.
OnMyWay’s mission is to reverse this epidemic through positive rewards. Users get paid for every mile they do not text and drive and can refer their friends to get compensated for them as well.
The money earned can then be used for Cash Cards, Gift Cards, Travel Deals and Much, Much More….
The company also makes it a point to let users know that OnMyWay does NOT sell users data and only tracks them for purposes of providing a better experience while using the app.
The OnMyWay app is free to download and is currently available on both the App Store for iPhones and Google Play for Android @ OnMyWay; Drive Safe, Get Paid.
Download App Now – https://r.onmyway.com
Sponsors and advertisers can contact the company directly through their website @ www.onmyway.com