Rams at Bengals: Odds and Best Bets for MNF
The Los Angeles Rams will head east to take on the Cincinnati Bengals as part of Monday Night Football’s doubleheader to cap off Week 3. The Rams have been better than most people expected, but the Bengals have struggled to get things going offensively.
Who has the edge in this Monday massacre? Check out the live odds and best bets for Rams at Bengals right here. Good luck with all of your action!
Best Bet: Rams +3 over Bengals
The 1-1 Rams lost a tough-fought divisional battle against San Fran last week 30-23. This was after going into Seattle and picking up a dominating 30-13 in their season opener. Cooper Kupp is still on the IR but Puka Nacua has emerged and leads the league in receptions with 25 on the season.
They just shipped Cam Akers to Minnesota which means Kyren Williams will now be their lead back the rest of the way. The offense has been strong and ranks 3rd in total yards per game while the defense is about middle of the pack. The strongest part of the Rams’ offense has been their 58% 3rd down conversion rate.
The Bengals are 0-2 currently and folks are starting to panic about the squad, and rightfully so. Joe Burrow is questionable with a calf injury. Normally this would not be too much of a concern but since he hurt this calf in the preseason, this is truly concerning.
They were held to just 3 points by the Cleveland defense in their opener and then lost a higher-scoring game last week to Baltimore 27-24. They are dead last in total yards per game at 222.5. Tee Higgins went without a reception in week 1 but followed that up with 8 in week 2 along with 2 touchdowns.
We simply do not trust this Bengals team right now. The run game has been non-existent and now with the Burrow injury, the pass game is likely to be questionable in this one.
The Rams’ ability to extend drives with their 3rd down conversions is going to be what helps them beat up this mediocre Bengals defense. Kyren Williams should be running with a sense of pride now as he is the true #1 back and Stafford looks to have the old zip on the ball after his injury from last season.
- LAR is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
- LAR is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games when playing as the underdog.
- Cincy is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing as the favorite.
- Cincy is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Kyren Williams TD +100
He has scored in both games and found the endzone twice in week 1. Cam Akers is gone so all red zone carries should belong to Williams. This one should be easy!
Matthew Stafford 275+ Passing Yards +150
Stafford has thrown for 334 and 307 yards respectively through his 1st two games. Lamar Jackson threw for almost 250 yards against this defense and Stafford throws a lot more throughout the game.
Van Jefferson UNDER 36.5 Rush/Rec Yards -115
Van Jefferson has a total of just 33 yards on the season through 2 games. He has yet to carry the football and has only been targeted 9 total times. Limited opportunities lead to limited yardage, especially since most touches are going to Puka.
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