Bengals vs. Rams Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 8 Odds

Frank Doyle | Updated Oct 22, 2019

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It's a huge mismatch on paper, but can the Los Angeles Rams avoid distractions in London and get the job done against the Bengals before their bye week?

Cincinnati
2-14
AT
October 27, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Wembley Stadium
L.A. Rams
9-7
Pointspread +12 +100
Moneyline +510
Over / Under o +48.5

13%

Betting Action

87%

Pointspread -12 -121
Moneyline -649
Over / Under u +48.5

13%

Betting Action

87%

You’ll have to forgive NFL fans in London aren’t exactly overwhelmed with excitement for this matchup between the winless Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. To begin with, this will be the third NFL game in London this year and, well, it’s the Bengals.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Rams opened as 12.5-point favourites and with more than 80 percent of bets backing L.A. to cover, that line has since stretched to -13. Los Angeles is 4-3 straight up and 5-2 against the spread (ATS), while the 0-7 Bengals are 3-4 ATS.

Oddsmakers have the over/under at 48.5 and about 60 percent of bettors like the under. Each of the last four meetings between these teams have finished under their posted totals.

Cincinnati Bengals

It’s getting really ugly in Cincinnati. With this season’s playoff chances already out the window, management is looking at trade possibilities ahead of the NFL trade deadline. The Bengals say they aren’t dealing star wideout A.J. Green (who remains out following ankle surgery) but you’d think just about anyone else would be available for the right price. When the team ranks 27th in total offence and dead last in total defence, nobody is safe at this point. Cincinnati says Andy Dalton will remain the starting quarterback, even though he owns a quarterback rating of just 38.3. A little help from the running game would be nice. The Bengals average just 53.1 rushing yards per game.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams snapped a three-game losing streak last week with a convincing 37-10 win at Atlanta. Jared Goff threw for 268 yards and a couple of touchdowns, while also adding a score on the ground. He needed that kind of game more than anybody after being held to 78 passing yards in Week 6’s loss to San Francisco. On paper, the Rams are easily the better team across the board, but it’s a very tough game to get up for when you have to travel all the way to London with the bye week looming. Expect L.A. to lean on the running game early and often to get the offence going. The Rams ran the ball 36 times for only yards against the Falcons, with Todd Gurley leading the way with 41 yards.

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