Rams receiver Cooper Kupp can break the NFL single-season record for receptions and receiving yards when the Los Angeles Rams take on the San Francisco 49ers in the teams’ regular season finale on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Kupp needs 136 receiving yards to pass Calvin Johnson (1,964) for the most in a season and 12 receptions to pass Michael Thomas (149) for the most in a season. Kickoff is 4:25 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Week 18 NFL odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the over-under for total points scored is 44.5.
The game is one of 16 on a loaded Week 18 NFL schedule. Other key matchups include Chargers vs. Raiders facing each other on Sunday night with a playoff spot going to the winner and the Colts needing a win at Jacksonville to clinch a playoff spot. Before making any Week 18 NFL picks or NFL parlays, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Top Week 18 NFL picks
After simulating every game 10,000 times, the model is high on the Buccaneers to cover as eight-point favorites at home against the Carolina Panthers. Tampa Bay (12-4) has won the franchise’s first NFC South title since the 2007 season. Meanwhile Carolina (5-11) has the third-worst record in the NFC and the sixth worst in the NFL.
The Panthers have lost 11 of their last 13 games, and one factor has been their inability to protect the quarterback. Carolina has allowed 50 sacks this season, the fourth most in the NFL. Of those 50, 14 have come in the past two games. By contrast, the Buccaneers have allowed 22 sacks all season, the fewest in the NFL.
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The model also jumped on four other NFL matchups where it says the line is way off, including an underdog that wins outright. You can only see the model’s NFL Week 18 best bets and parlay at SportsLine.
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