- The Los Angeles Rams will be playing without
- The New England Patriots will be without
LOS ANGELES – Thursday Night Football in Week 14 features a rematch of Super Bowl 53. However, there are different players starting for the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots this time around.
Cam Newton under center for the Patriots and Cam Akers running the football for the Rams might be one of the most notable differences from that matchup two seasons ago. However, with the injury report being release by both teams, more unfamiliar faces will be taking the field for both teams.
Those betting on Thursday Night Football can use this opportunity to pick apart mismatches and to gain an edge on some key prop bets.
Los Angeles Rams Notable Injuries
Matt Gay active + Terrell Lewis inactive for #NEvsLA
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 11, 2020
One of the most notable Injuries that doesn’t show up on this week’s report is that of Cam Akers.
Coming into the game, RB Cam Akers was listed as questionable with a shoulder injury. Akers has been carrying the load on ground having rushed for 84 yards and then 72 yards in his last two games. Akers will be out on the field today and given the fact that Xavier Jones and Raymond Calais won’t be, Akers should get the bulk of the carries.
With that said, it may be wise to take the Over on his total yards for tonight’s matchup. NFL bettors should note that the line is currently set at 52.5 yards. The Patriots are ranked 18th overall in rushing yards allowed at 118 per game.
With limited personal at the position and exceptional play as of late, look for Akers to hit the Over at -145 yards.
New England Patriots Notable Injuries
Patriots inactives. pic.twitter.com/FIAJrsxDQd
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 11, 2020
The Patriots will be slightly depleted across the board. One area to hone in on is the injury to TE Jordan Thomas.
The Patriots aren’t known for having the strongest receiving core in the league and can use all the help they can in that department. With Thomas out, it could leave the field open for other receivers to get more receptions.
N’Keal Harry specifically has +130 odds to get Over 1.5 receptions for the game. Damiere Byrd also has +130 odds to hit Over 3.5 receptions. With the Patriots missing one of their crucial targets, don’t be surprised if either one of these ball catchers hits their Over.
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