Bengals vs Rams 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick

Bengals vs Rams 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on October 23, 2019

The Cincinnati Bengals will be looking to get their first win of the season when they take on a Los Angeles Rams team that will be looking to record consecutive victories after picking up a much-needed win last weekend. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the best value against in the NFL Odds in this inter-conference clash.

Bengals vs Rams 2019 NFL Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick

Weather Forecast

  • Showers Late: 5°C/41°F
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Precipitation: 40%
  • Wind: 5 mph NNE
  • Cloud Cover: 57%
  • Type of Stadium: Retractable

Why Bet on Cincinnati?

Outside of the fact that the Bengals are getting almost two touchdowns, there really isn’t any good reason to back the Bengals in this contest. Cincinnati remained winless by falling to Jacksonville 27-17 last weekend. The struggling AFC North residents were limited to 17 points for the second consecutive week and for the fourth time this season.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 16.17
  • Total Yards: 307.67
  • Pass Yards: 251
  • Rush Yards: 56.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 26.50
  • Total Yards: 426.33
  • Pass Yards: 241.83
  • Rush Yards: 184.50

Why Bet On Los Angeles?

Despite being a nearly two-touchdown favorite, there are a handful of great reasons to back the Rams. First, L.A. averages almost 11 points per game more than Cincinnati while also giving up just over three fewer points per game defensively. Then, there’s the fact that Los Angeles is pretty desperate to pick up another win after snapping a three-game skid by smacking Atlanta senseless37-10 last weekend. Last but not least, there’s the fact that the Bengals have looked almost completely inept all season under first-time head coach Zac Taylor.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 25.50
  • Total Yards: 372.33
  • Pass Yards: 274
  • Rush Yards: 98.33
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 25.67
  • Total Yards: 346.83
  • Pass Yards: 241.33
  • Rush Yards: 105.50

NFL Week 8 Betting Trends for Rams vs Bengals

  • Bengals are 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Bengals are 0-9 SU in the last 9 games
  • The total went OVER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games against an opponent in the NFC conference
  • Rams are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 games.
  • Rams are 8-4 SU in the last 12 games.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of LA Rams’ last 9 games.

Rams vs Bengals Expert Analysis and Prediction

If you’re worried about the nearly two-touchdown spread in this Week 8 pairing, I just wouldn’t be overly concerned. The Rams are definitely going to be locked in on getting the win as they look to keep pace with both, San Francisco and Seattle in the suddenly loaded NFC West. The Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games following an SU win and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.

Cincinnati is ranked a pitiful 28th in scoring and 24th in points allowed and the Rams just beat Atlanta by 27 points. I love L.A.’s addition of superstar cornerback Jalen Ramsey and I’m expecting the Rams to put the Bengals away in this one to easily cover the chalk.

Pick: LA Rams 38 Cincinnati 14

 

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