The Green Bay Packers (3-2-1) travel to California this weekend to take on the undefeated Los Angeles Rams (7-0).  Kickoff is set for 4:25 PM EST on October 28th at LA Memorial Coliseum. The game will be televised on Fox.

Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Rams listed as 9.5-point home favorites. That line has remained unchanged after early betting, as Los Angeles is currently available at -9. The total for this matchup is 57 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 8 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.

Rams vs Packers Vegas Odds & Game Preview

Green Bay is coming off of their bye week after sneaking by San Francisco 33-30 in Week 6. The Packers have looked overwhelmingly mediocre to start their season, although QB Aaron Rodgers has been fantastic through his first six games. Rodgers passed for 425 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers despite missing Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison. His quarterback rating is currently 100.1, which is 10th overall in the NFL. Green Bay is getting both of their injured wideouts back this weekend, which should be a big boost for the Pack on offense. They have had some trouble moving the ball on the ground so far this season, as they are currently just 20th overall in rushing yards per game. As a whole, Green Bay is currently averaging 27.7 points per game on 421.0 yards of total offense.

The Packers have been pretty mediocre defensively so far this season, as they are currently giving up an average of 24.0 points per game (15th overall). They have been especially poor against the run, as opponents are currently averaging 116.5 points per game (22nd overall).

Los Angeles stayed undefeated weekend after an easy 39-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams were dominant on both sides of the ball, although the offense was the story yet again in Week 7. RB Todd Gurley terrorized the 49ers on the ground, racking up over 100 total yards and two touchdowns – he now has 14 total on the season. QB Jared Goff has thrown for 2,130 yards and currently has a QB rating of 112.7 (6th overall). Goff has hd a ton of help from the receiving trio of Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp, although Kupp will likely miss the game against Green Bay due to a nagging knee injury. As a whole, Los Angeles is currently scoring 33.6 points per game on 446.4 yards of total offense. They have really been exceptional on the ground, racking up 153.1 rushing yards per game (1st overall).

The Rams have had an up and down year defensively, as they have been prone to giving up big games to talented offenses. They will likely have their hands full against Rodgers and Co. this weekend, especially since the Packers are relatively healthy after their bye. Los Angeles is currently giving up 18.3 points per game on 327.4 yards of total offense. However, much of that is skewed by dominant performances against the hapless Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals.

Free NFL Betting Prediction: Green Bay +9

This is far and away the front-runner to be the highest scoring game here in Week 9, as both of these offenses have shown that they can put points on the board in a hurry. While I’m certainly not expecting the Packers to upset the only unbeaten team in the NFL, I still think that they can keep things close for four quarters. While Los Angeles has had some very impressive games on defense, they have been exposed when playing against teams with quality quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers will have all of his weapons back this week and I think he can keep Green Bay within striking distance of the Rams in this contest. 

Click on the link for more free NFL picks from our experts on staff.

Green Bay is a very impressive 5-0 ATS over their last five meetings with the Rams. They are also 6-2 ATS in their last eight meetings with Los Angeles at Memorial Coliseum. The Rams have been excellent against the spread so far this season, going 4-2-1 ATS overall. However, they have struggled at home lately, as they are just 6-11-2 ATS over their last 19 home games.

While I still think the Rams will be able to win this one by 3-7 points, I never underestimate Aaron Rodgers in important statement games against quality opponents. He lives for the spotlight and has shown time and time again just how good he is when it matters most. I don’t think the Packers will give him enough help defensively to be able to pull off the upset, but Green Bay should be able to cover this spread against a suspect Los Angeles defense that gave up 30+ points to both Seattle and Minnesota earlier this season. I’ll take the free points and look for Rodgers to work his magic yet again – I’m rolling with the Pack in this spot.