Los Angeles Rams (3-1, 2-2 ATS) vs. Washington Football Team (1-3, 1-2-1 ATS)
Washington Football Team is making a quarterback change in hopes of halting a three-game losing streak when they host the Los Angeles Rams. FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland will be the host of the Washington Football Team vs. Los Angeles Rams game on Sunday afternoon in Week 5 of the NFL season.
Dwayne Haskins will sit in favor of Kyle Allen, who played under head coach Ron Rivera last year in Carolina and had 17 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 12 starts in place of the then-injured Cam Newton. Haskins was 21st in the league with 234.8 yards per game, only throwing for four touchdowns and three interceptions. Haskins is also 27th in completion percentage (61.0%) and 26th in yards per pass attempt (6.43). Antonio Gibson is leading the team in rushing with 186 yards and three scores, and Terry McLaurin has caught 26 balls for 387 yards in four games.
The Rams have taken advantage of playing the entire NFC East in the first five weeks of the season—a division where the four teams have only three wins among them. Sandwiched between wins against Dallas and Philadelphia and a win over the New York Giants and this matchup with Washington was a narrow 35-32 loss at unbeaten Buffalo. After the Giants held the Rams to only 17 points last weekend, Jared Goff sits at 1,063 yards thrown in four games with six touchdowns and two interceptions. Darrell Henderson Jr. leads a multiple rushing attack with 223 yards and two scores.
LOS ANGELES RAMS VS. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM ODDS AND TRENDS
Even after losing by three points to Buffalo two weeks ago, the Rams are still a great road team when playing on the east coast. LA is 5-0 both straight up and against the spread against NFC teams in the Eastern time zone under head coach Sean McVay, and they averaged 37 points in those contests. Despite pushing as 14-point underdogs at home against Baltimore last week, Washington has not fared well as heavy underdogs, going 0-4-1 against the spread when facing a spread of more than a touchdown (Washington is 9.5-point underdogs against the Rams).