Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, 8/27/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Preseason Week 3
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, OH
TV: NFL League Pass/NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Bengals (-2)
The Cincinnati Bengals (13-7 last year) are welcoming the Los Angeles Rams (15-5 last season) at Paul Brown Stadium on Saturday. Cincinnati is 2-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 39.
The Los Angeles Rams ended the season having a 15-5 record. In their last game of last year, the Rams went up against the Bengals and walked away with a win by a score of 23-20. Matthew Stafford went 26/40 with 283 yds passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 89.9 and walked away from the contest with 2 interceptions. Cam Akers was the leader on the ground for the Rams with 13 attempts for 21 yards (1.6 yds per attempt). Cooper Kupp averaged 11.5 yds per catch by earning 92 yards on 8 catches. The Los Angeles Rams ran the football 23 different times and had 43 yards, which came out to an average of 1.9 yds per carry. In the game, they ran 66 plays which gave them a total of 313 yards. Los Angeles allowed 16 completions on 30 tries for 232 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.3%. Against the rush, the Rams conceded 50 yds on 20 attempts, which calculates to 2.5 yards per rush allowed.
The Rams earned 6,325 yards in total for the prior year. Los Angeles accounted for 233 1st downs as a team, and they were flagged for 76 infractions for 637 yards. Los Angeles totaled 41 touchdowns through the air and 10 touchdowns via the ground. They gave the ball to the opposition 23 different times (18 picks and 5 fumbles lost). As a team they averaged 99.0 yards on the ground, which had them sitting 25th in the NFL. Regarding scoring points, the Los Angeles Rams had an average of 27.1 PPG.
Concerning passing yardage, the Rams allowed 4,109 yards which ranked them 22nd in the NFL. During their 17 games played last year, they gave up 241.7 yards per contest via the pass as well as relinquishing a completion percentage of 66.6%. They allowed 344.9 yards per game ranking them 17th in the league. They allowed 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 18 rushing touchdowns. They gave up 4.0 yards per run and 103.2 rushing yards per game last year. For the season, they gave up 1,754 rushing yards through 17 games. The Rams were sitting in 15th in the National Football League concerning team defense, giving up 21.9 points per game.
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The Bengals wrapped up their year having earned a 13-7 record. In their last game last season, the Bengals went home defeated by a final of 23-20 against the Rams. Joe Mixon carried the rock 15 times for 72 yards, walking away from the game with 4.8 yds per attempt for Cincinnati. Tyler Boyd was a featured target for the Bengals, snagging 5 footballs for 48 yds (9.6 yds per reception). Joe Burrow (1 TD) ended the game with 263 yards on 22/33 through the air while his QB rating was 100.9. He didn't toss any picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 7.97 yds. Cincinnati surrendered 24 attempts on the ground for 139 yards (5.8 yards per carry). The Bengals secondary conceded a completion percentage of 66.7%, surrendering 236 yards on 26 out of 39 through the air. The Bengals finished the contest with 305 yds and they ran 61 plays (5.0 yards per play). Cincinnati ended up running for 4.0 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 79 yards on 20 carries.
When it comes to how much they scored, the Bengals sat 7th in the NFL averaging 27.1 points per contest. Last year, the Bengals had a total of 4,403 passing yards not to mention an average of 259.0 passing yards per contest, which had them ranked 7th in the NFL. They maintained an average of 102.5 yards per game on the ground and rushed for 1,742 yards for the year. The Cincinnati Bengals had an average of 361.5 yards per contest which ranked them 13th in the league. The Cincinnati offense accrued 620 penalty yards on 72 infractions, which had them ranked 31st in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They tossed 14 picks while surrendering 7 fumbles and they tallied 208 1st downs.
Cincinnati surrendered a total of 1,742 yards rushing (102.5 yards/game) in addition to 15 touchdowns by ground last season. They yielded 26 touchdowns through the air in addition to 248.4 yards/game, which had them in 26th in the NFL. They totaled 21 turnovers (8 fumbles recovered and 13 interceptions) over the course of the prior season. In total, they gave up 376 points in total. The Bengals defense took the field for 1,075 plays, which had them ranked 17th in the NFL. The Bengals conceded 22.1 points per game, which had them in 17th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rams +2
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