The Los Angeles Rams coming off yet another losing season are hoping that much of that stigma will fade away after an offseason full of changes throughout the organization.
However, this hasn't altered the belief from Las Vegas' outlook on how the 2017 campaign will unfold for the Rams currently putting the over/under line at 5.5 wins for the year. It would be a one to two game improvement from 2016 where they finished with a 4-12 record, which also marked the 10th straight losing season and 13th overall without a playoff appearance. As for the rest of the NFC West, the Seattle Seahawks are at 10.5 wins, San Francisco 49ers at 4.5 wins, and Arizona Cardinals are at eight wins.
The Rams have yet another competitive regular season schedule that features four playoff teams in the Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and Houston Texans.
Los Angeles has undergone much change this offseason that began with putting a new head coach in place with former Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator Sean McVay along with a new coaching staff under him. The front office has also brought onboard a few notable pieces to the roster in the offseason via free agency the addition of former Buffalo Bills wideout Robert Woods, former Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth, former Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin, former Bills cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman, and former Washington Redskins center John Sullivan.
The Rams also added more weapons in the passing game for second-year quarterback Jared Goff through the 2017 NFL Draft with South Alabama tight end Gerald Everett, Eastern Washington wideout Cooper Kupp, and Texas A&M wide receiver Josh Reynolds. They also added more depth defensive with the selections of Tulane defensive tackle Tanzel Smart, Pittsburgh defensive end Ejuan Price, and Boston College safety John Johnson.
If the Rams are hoping to make any strides in their second season back in Los Angeles, it appears that it will be on the shoulders and arm of Goff to lead the offense after a discouraging offensive campaign for the team finishing last in the NFL in points per game (14.0), total offensive yards (262.7), and 31st in passing yards per game (184.4) in 2016.
Until the Rams can show any vast improvement on the field, these type of betting lines on them will remain the same.