The Green Bay Packers need to deliver at Lambeau Field on Monday against the Los Angeles Rams to keep alive their slim hopes of reaching the play-offs.

It has been a rough campaign for both of these sides with the Packers holding a 5-8 record and the Rams, who won last season’s Super Bowl, 4-9.

Despite their struggles, the Packers still have something to play for, but they must win this clash on home soil to stay in the hunt for a Wild Card.

The Packers ran out 28-19 winners at the Chicago Bears in Week 13 and they should be fresh for this encounter after a bye in Week 14.

The Rams are also coming into this clash on the back of a victory, beating the Las Vegas Raiders 17-16 to end a run of six successive defeats.

Rams @ Packers NFL Betting Tips

  • Green Bay Packers -7.5 Handicap @ EVS
  • Christian Watson Anytime Touchdown Scorer @ 13/8

Team news

Green Bay are set to be without a key figure in their offence with tackle David Bakhtiari unavailable due to a combination of illness and an abdomen injury.

Receiver Romeo Doubs, however, could come back into the fold on Monday following a four-game absence with an ankle issue.

It’s the first time since Week 2 that the Packers have had their top five receivers; Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Christian Watson, Sammy Watkins and Doubs, all available.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has trained through the week and should start after overcoming problems with his right thumb and ribs.

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The Rams have several absentees to contend with for their trip east and head coach Sean McVay will need to shuffle the pack.

Defensive lineman Aaron Donald (ankle), quarterback John Wolford (neck), defensive tackle Marquise Copeland (ankle), cornerback David Long Jr. (groin) and linebacker Travin Howard (hip) are all out.

Wolford’s unavailability means that McVay will have two active quarterbacks for the clash with Baker Mayfield and Bryce Perkins in the running.

Green Bay Packers -7.5 Handicap @ EVS

Consistency has been a major issue for both the Packers and the Rams this term but the former need to start stringing together results to keep their play-off dream on track.

A win over the Bears, who sit bottom of the NFC, last time out will have done wonders for the Packers’ morale but they need to build on that result on Monday.

Injuries could play a big role in deciding this clash and the availability of quarterback Rodgers is likely to be a key factor for the Packers.

It’s also worth noting that the Packers have won their last five home meetings with the Rams and they’ve covered at least a -7.5 spread in each of those victories.

Christian Watson Anytime Touchdown Scorer @ 13/8

In terms of how the game might be won, Christian Watson is a contender to play a decisive role for the Packers.

Watson has already registered nine touchdowns this campaign and he leads the scoring charts for his side after 10 appearances.

He scored twice in the win over the Bears and has found the end zone in each of his last four appearances.

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