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Rams open as underdog vs Dolphins

St. Louis RamsMiami Dolphins
Oct 14, 1:00 PM | Grass of Sun Life Stadium

St. Louis Rams vs Miami Dolphins Odds

3-2TEAM RECORD2-3

The St. Louis Rams hope to pick up their first road win of the season when they visit the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium Sunday. St. Louis is 3-0 SU and ATS at home, but 0-2 SU and 1-1 ATS on the road.

The Dolphins are 8-1 SU in their last nine games against the St. Louis Rams and 5-2 ATS over their last seven meetings.

View St Louis vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Rams in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 38 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Dolphins, currently No. 16 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Rams, who rate No. 22 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 22-20 victory for the Dolphins.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 20.6 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 9 this week at 18.8 PPG. The Dolphins aerial game is averaging 237.2 yards per game, more than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 218.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Rams feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 93 yards per game. Miami, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

The Rams were a 17-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (20) made winners of UNDER bettors. Last time out, St. Louis got 2 scoring strikes from Sam Bradford in a 17-3 win over Arizona.

The Dolphins were a 17-13 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bengals. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (30) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Dolphins grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Bengals in their last game, winning 17-13 at Paul Brown Stadium.

St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7

Miami Dolphins Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Rams at Dolphins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis's last 18 games
St. Louis is 7-14-1 ATS in its last 22 games
St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Miami
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
Miami is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Miami's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Miami's last 9 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Green Bay, Sunday, October 21
Miami at NY Jets, Sunday, October 28