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Cincinnati BengalsSt. Louis Rams
Dec 18, 1:00 PM | Turf of Edward Jones Dome

Cincinnati Bengals vs St. Louis Rams Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD2-11

The Bengals have hit the skids and face another struggling team in the St. Louis Rams on the Week 15 NFL odds menu.

But with Cincinnati fading, can the Rams finally muster a win? They are 4-0 ATS past 4 games against the Bengals, but they face a short week after losing badly in Seattle in the Monday Nighter.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rams rated this week at No. 31 and the Bengals sitting at No. 12. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 21-7 result in favor of the Bengals this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 11.8 PPG, against a Bengals defense that ranks No. 12 this week at 20.8 PPG. The Rams aerial game is averaging 184 yards per game, less than the Bengals secondary allows through the air, 214.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bengals feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 98.6 yards per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Cincinnati was a 20-19 loser in its last match at home against the Texans. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 39 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Bengals suffered a Week 14 loss against Houston in their last game, falling 20-19 at Paul Brown Stadium.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 30-13 loser on the road against the Seahawks. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (43) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Rams suffered a Week 14 loss against Seattle in their last game, falling 30-13 at CenturyLink Field.

Cincinnati Bengals Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 6-4

St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in December are 2-8
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 2-8

A few Bengals at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games
St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to Arizona, Saturday, December 24
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 24

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