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Rams vs. Falcons odds, line: 2022 NFL picks, Week 2 predictions from proven computer model

Marcus Mariota and the Atlanta Falcons will take on Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams in a Week 2 NFC showdown at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Both teams are looking to rebound from disappointing Week 1 losses. Cooper Kupp and Aaron Donald picked up where they left off last season, but the Rams were still thoroughly dominated 31-10 at home by the Buffalo Bills in the 2022 NFL Kickoff Game. Meanwhile, the Falcons, behind a strong performance from Cordarrelle Patterson, led for most of their game, but ended up losing 27-26 on a late field goal by the New Orleans Saints

Los Angeles is favored by 10.5 points in the latest Rams vs. Falcons odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under is set at 47. Before making any Falcons vs. Rams picks, you need to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from the proven simulation model at SportsLine.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,500 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception. The model enters Week 2 of the 2022 NFL season on an incredible 139-98 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season. The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past six years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94% of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rams vs. Falcons and just locked in its NFL Week 2 picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NFL betting lines for Falcons vs. Rams:

  • Rams vs. Falcons spread: Rams -10.5
  • Rams vs. Falcons over/under: 47 points
  • Rams vs. Falcons picks: See picks here

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What you need to know about the Rams

It was all tied up 10-10 at halftime, but the Rams were not quite the Buffalo Bills’ level in the second half when they met last week. Los Angeles found itself on the wrong end of an unpleasant 31-10 setback against Buffalo. QB Matthew Stafford had a tough game: despite one touchdown, he threw three interceptions with only 5.85 yards per passing attempt in his worst home start since joining the Rams.

The Rams still have elite talent on both sides of the ball with wide receiver Cooper Kupp, defensive tackle Aaron Donald and cornerback Jalen Ramsey all arguably the best player at their respective positions in the league. All three played well against the Bills, but the Rams will need a better performance out of their supporting cast to cover a double-digit point spread against the Falcons.

What you need to know about the Falcons

Meanwhile, Atlanta was hampered by 114 penalty yards against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday. The Falcons lost 27-26 to New Orleans. Atlanta was up 23-10 at the end of the third quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. RB Cordarrelle Patterson put forth a good effort for the losing side as he rushed for one TD and 120 yards on 22 carries.

The Falcons are in the midst of a rebuilding project, but they do have a few nice pieces on both sides of the ball. Second-year tight end Kyle Pitts is an emerging star with game-breaking ability. Veteran defensive tackle Grady Jarrett, who racked up 1.5 sacks in Week 1, remains one of the NFL’s best interior defenders. Rookie wide receiver Drake London drew rave reviews in training camp, but will face a stiff test this week against Ramsey.

How to make Rams vs. Falcons picks

The model has simulated Rams vs. Falcons 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning Over on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in more than 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Falcons vs. Rams? And which side of the spread hits more than 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Rams vs. Falcons spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up nearly $7,500 on its NFL picks since 2017, and find out.

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