Los Angeles Rams

Should Bettors Be Nervous About Surprise Teams That Make the NFL Playoffs?

by John Ewing • January 3, 2018

The Los Angeles Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars are two of the biggest surprise teams of 2017. A year ago, the Rams ended their first season back in L.A. with a 4-12 record that included seven straight losses once they turned the ball over to top overall pick Jared Goff. In Jacksonville, the Jags finished 2016 […]

NFL Future Bets to Place Before Wild Card Weekend

by John Ewing • January 2, 2018

The regular season is in the books and we have simulated the NFL Playoffs 10,000 times to determine the most likely AFC and NFC champions as well as each team’s probability of winning the Super Bowl. Football is hard to predict but based on our math, here are the future bets (from 5Dimes) you should […]

Patriots are Super Bowl favorites, but a surprise team offers value

by John Ewing • December 27, 2017

The latest Super Bowl odds are out and the New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings are the favorites. With the postseason a week away, do any of these teams offer value to win the championship? No, in fact the Pats, +200 favorites to repeat (BetOnline), are the worst bet on the board. According […]

Does a bye week kill momentum?

by John Ewing • November 2, 2017

Seven games into the season, the Rams look nothing like the team that has had a losing record in ten straight years. Los Angeles is 5-2, has the second-best point differential in the NFL and is challenging the Seahawks for the NFC West division crown. Sean McVay’s team won two straight heading into its Week […]

The Rams are crushing their season win total

by John Ewing • November 1, 2017

Back in August we evaluated every team’s season win total to determine the best value bets. Based on our simulations, the Jets and Jags were two teams that would exceed expectations while the Bucs and Broncos would disappoint. After eight weeks, we look like geniuses! New York and Jacksonville are on pace to go OVER […]

Are we sure they’re good?

by John Ewing • October 5, 2017

The Los Angeles Rams are 3-1 and on top of the NFC West. Are we sure they’re good? There are reasons to think this is legit. Sean McVay is a massive upgrade over Jeff Fisher, the offense has scored the most points in the league with an improving Jared Goff and resurgent Todd Gurley and […]

How to bet the 2017 NFC West

by John Ewing • September 2, 2017

The Seahawks are clear favorites over the Cardinals, Rams and 49ers but do they have value to win the division? We answer that question and more by looking at how to bet the 2017 NFC West. Our projections are based on 10,000 simulations of the 2017 NFL season using team statistics and adjusting for Strength […]

2017-18 NFC West Preview

by John Ewing • June 19, 2017

Welcome to Bet Labs 2017 NFL preview series where we will look at all eight of the league’s divisions. As part of the preview, we will highlight each team’s chances of winning their respective division and take a look at their season win total. To create our projections we simulated the 2017 NFL season 10,000 […]

How do teams perform after coach is fired?

by John Ewing • December 13, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams fired coach Jeff Fisher on Monday after he tied an NFL record with 165 losses. Fisher became the first of the NFL’s 32 coaches to be canned this year. By my count, Fisher is now the 21st head coach that has been fired in-season since 2003. How do teams perform in […]

DFS Ownership Projections Week 6

by John Ewing • October 13, 2016

An important key to success in daily fantasy is understanding player ownership. If you want to cash (or win) in large GPPs (guaranteed prize pools) you need the fantasy players that not only score a lot of points but also those that are low-owned. FanDuel and DraftKings are no longer showing ownership percentages for players. […]