Betting line favors Bills over Rams
St. Louis Rams vs Buffalo Bills Odds
The St. Louis Rams will be looking for their third straight win both SU and ATS when they visit the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium this Sunday. The Rams are 1-5 SU in their last six games against Buffalo.
The total has gone OVER in five of St. Louis's last six games and in six of Buffalo's last seven games at home. The total has also gone OVER in each of the last five games between these two teams.
Bettors looking to side with the Bills in this one found them as 3-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook.ag, while the total was sitting at 42.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Bills and the No. 17-ranked Rams, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 19-18 result in favor of the Rams.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 16-ranked offense (23.1 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks No. 17 at 22.2 PPG. The Bills passing attack has averaged 198.5 yards per game, less than the Rams give up through the air (226.2 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Rams own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 95.8 yards per game when on the road. Buffalo, on the other hand, rates No. 3 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 16-13 winner at home against the 49ers. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (29) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Rams grabbed a Week 13 victory over the 49ers in their last game, winning 16-13 at Edward Jones Dome.
The Bills were a 34-18 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jaguars. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (52) made winners of OVER bettors. Fred Jackson tore up the turf for 109 rushing yards in the latest Bills game, a 34-18 win over the Jaguars at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-4-1
When playing outside the division are 2-8
Buffalo Bills Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the division are 5-5
A few Rams at Bills trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Buffalo
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis's last 16 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo's last 7 games at home
Buffalo is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Buffalo is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis home to Minnesota, Sunday, December 16
Buffalo home to Seattle, Sunday, December 16