Bengals vs Rams Picks, Predictions, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams host the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Cincinnati opens this matchup as 9.5-point dogs. The total opens at 47.5. The Bengals are 0-7-0 ATS and 2-5-0 when betting on the total. The Rams are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Cincinnati Bengals played the Jacksonville Jaguars and lost 27-17. Andy Dalton led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He racked up a total of 33 yards via 4 carries which meant he was running for 8.3 yards per carry. Alex Erickson was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 137 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 17.1 yards per catch for that game. Leading the way at QB for the Bengals was Andy Dalton who went 22/43 with 276 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 3 interceptions on the day. The Cincinnati Bengals ended up running the ball 20 times and generated 33 yards which had them averaging 1.7 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Bengals totaled 21 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 50 yards. For the game, they ran 65 plays which added up to 291 yards. When discussing the defense, Cincinnati allowed 15 completions on 32 throws for a total of 244 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 460 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. In the running game, the Bengals allowed 216 yards on 44 attempts which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per attempt allowed. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Alan Matthews on the Redskins vs Vikings game.
Bengals Worsen Their Record to 0-7 After Loss
The Bengals come into this game with a record of 0-7 for the 2019 season. They are a low scoring offensive team among AFC North teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yardage, they currently sit at 11th among AFC teams and 24th in the league with 2,137 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Bengals currently have a total of 8 passing TDs and 3 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 16 points per contest, ranking them 28th in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 53 rushing yards per game which is 4th in the conference.
The Bengals have one of the average defenses in the league, giving up 26.6 points per game putting them 14th among AFC teams. In discussing yards rushing, Cincinnati is giving up 189.0 yards per game putting them 4th in the division and 32nd in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.2 yards per rush putting them 16th among AFC teams and 32nd in the NFL overall. Overall, they have allowed 372 rushing yards through 7 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Bengals have conceded 1,693 yards. Teams are completing 65.7% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt. They have conceded 9 passing TDs and 9 rushing touchdowns.
In their last game, the Los Angeles Rams faced the Atlanta Falcons and earned the win by a score of 37-10. Todd Gurley II led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 41 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he averaged 2.3 yards per run. Robert Woods was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 80 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 16.0 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Rams was Jared Goff who went 22/37 with 268 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Los Angeles Rams ran the football 36 times and racked up 90 yards which earned them an average of 2.5 yards per attempt. Overall, they ran 74 plays which gave them a total of 381 yards. On the day, the Rams racked up 23 first downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 24 yards. When discussing the defense, Los Angeles allowed 22 catches on 33 attempts totaling 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. In the running game, the Rams allowed 38 yards on 15 tries which is an average of 2.5 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 224 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
Rams Improve to 4-3 After Win
The Rams come into this matchup with a record of 4-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Rams have an offense that could be called mediocre in the NFL. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Rams currently sit at 1st in the NFC West and 8th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 27.1 points per contest. Los Angeles hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 97 yards on the ground per game, putting them 23rd in the NFL. As a unit, they have a total of 680 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Rams average 372 yards per contest overall which has them at 12th among NFL teams and 7th among NFC teams. Josh Schonwald has a NFL pick ATS for the game between the Raiders and Texans.
The Rams are allowing 23.4 points per contest which puts them at 2nd among NFC West teams and 19th in the league. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 164 total points. When it comes to yards on the ground, they are allowing 96 yards per contest which puts them at 14th in the NFL and 2nd in the NFC West. This season, they have allowed a total of 671 yards rushing and 7 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are conceding 233 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Rams are currently ranked 4th in the conference. They have conceded 10 passing TDs for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rams -9.5
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