Date/Time: October 14th, 1:00 P.M. ET
NFL Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: Miami -3.5
NFL Betting Game Trends
St. Louis Rams
- St. Louis is 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis’s last 18 games
- St. Louis is 5-17 SU in its last 22 games
- St. Louis is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 9 games on the road
- Miami is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Miami’s last 20 games
- Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
- Miami is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami’s last 9 games at home
Two teams that are surprisingly up and coming this year are going to meet in South Beach for some NFL betting action this week, as the St. Louis Rams try to tackle the Miami Dolphins.
Give St. Louis a heck of a lot of credit. It was able to take down the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals last week on Thursday Night Football, and now, it is one of the teams right in the middle of the pack for the NFC playoffs. There is still a heck of a lot of football to be played, and few think that the Rams are really going to be able to hang in there over the course of the next three months, but it is a nice change from what we have gotten used to seeing the last few years. The question in this one is where the offense is coming from. RB Steven Jackson has averaged just 3.5 yards per carry this year, and it looks like he is just about at the tail end of his potentially Hall of Fame career. He hasn’t gotten into the end zone this year, and the Rams as a team don’t have a rushing touchdown yet. QB Sam Bradford is leading the league’s 30th ranked passing offense, and WR Danny Amendola is injured once again. That leaves St. Louis without a receiver with more than 13 catches or more than 184 yards for the campaign.
Is QB Ryan Tannehill really the real deal? Since getting totally overwhelmed by the Houston Texans in Week 1, Tannehill has quietly been one of the more efficient quarterbacks that the league has had to offer. His stats are still ugly for sure, as he has six picks against just two touchdowns, but a lot of that damage came in the first game of the year. RB Reggie Bush is having a great year, accounting for just over 500 all-purpose yards in five games to go with three trips to the end zone. WRs Davone Bess and Brian Hartline have 51 receptions and 860 yards between them, and they might give Miami a pair of 1,000-yard receivers on the campaign. The real key to this team though, is the fact that the rush defense has been so good. This unit ranks first in the league, allowing 61.3 yards per game, and that stat should really come in handy this week against the Rams.
We asked where the offense was coming from if you’re the Rams, but we can ask the same question about the Dolphins as well. The team has put 21 or fewer on the board on all but one team this year, and if that’s all that it gets to this week, this is going to be a tough one to get past the number. Miami 20 – St. Louis 16
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