Online Betting: Reeling Rams To Meet Big Trouble vs Suddenly Desperate Bengals
Not only have the St. Louis Rams lost three straight games, but with this week’s depressing news that wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot in the head while in Miami, things have suddenly got a lot worse for Jeff Fisher’s ballclub.
Now, with St. Louis set to visit the suddenly desperate Cincinnati Bengals, things look like they could even get worse for the Rams.
Let’s find out why.
Online Betting Preview: St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 29, 2015
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
NFL Odds: Bengals -8.5
Betting on the St. Louis Rams (4-6 SU, 4-5-1 ATS)
Not only are the Rams trying to snap a three-game losing streak, but they’ll also have to deal with the fact that one of their teammates was involved in a horrific off-field incident.
Bailey, who was suspended earlier this month for violating the league’s policy on substance abuse, was shot twice in the head Tuesday night in Miami.
The speedy wideout underwent a lengthy surgical procedure Wednesday, but doctors reportedly were hopeful for his prognosis according to an NFL Network report.
St. Louis has been limited to 18 points or less in each of their last three games and looked really inept in their 16-13 Week 11 loss to Baltimore as a 3-point road dog.
Starting quarterback Nick Foles was benched in favor of Case Keenum, but the Rams’ backup wasn’t much better in completing 13 of 26 passes for just 126 yards. Gifted rookie running back Todd Gurley was limited to just 66 yards and one score on 25 carries.
“Probably one of the hardest (losses) that I’ve been around since I have been here,” Fisher said afterward. “It’s difficult when you lose that way in a game that you somewhat controlled or dictated and gave up a big lead.
Betting on the Cincinnati Bengals (8-2 SU, 8-1-1- ATS)
The Bengals have dropped two straight after winning their first eight games of the season, including a narrow 34-31 loss against Arizona in Week 11.
The Bengals put up a great effort in battling back from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit as quarterback Andy Dalton completed 22 of 39 passes for 315 yards and two interceptions.
Running back Jeremy Hill added a pair of touchdown runs in the loss while fellow back Giovanni Bernard continued his fine season by amassing 146 yards from scrimmage, including 128 receiving yards on eight catches.
“We fought until the very end and that’s good to see.” Dalton said afterward. “We’ve got to keep that mentality.”
St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals Game Analysis
Let me get right to the point by saying that I fully expect Cincinnati to roll all over the beleaguered Rams en route to a commanding SU win and accompanying ATS cover.
Maybe it’s me, but I’m a bit stunned that 48 percent of the betting public likes the Rams to cover, but I certainly don’t, not with St. Louis going 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games.
Not only have the Bengals recorded an insane 8-1-1 ATS mark this season, but the Bengals are also 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an SU loss.
With the Bengals going 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record and a bankroll-boosting 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 home games, I think it’s a foregone conclusion that the Bengals will win and easily cash in!
My Betting Pick: Cincinnati 31 St. Louis 17