The Rams and Giants get the Monday Night spotlight a week after each team was handled with ease by the Eagles and Redskins respectively to open their seasons.
The Giants have covered 5 in a row against St. Louis, where injuries kept the line from opening early on Monday night but the line went up at -6 for the home side. [ Get a Monday Night freeby $10 bet through a cool little promotion from TopBet ]
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A little more than half of the wagering was on the Giants as of Friday, according to our consensus picks data. And fans who recall the Rams losing 18 of their past 21 road games may be thinking the same way.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 25-rated Rams taking on the No. 19-rated Giants in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 26-ranked offense (14 PPG) against a Rams defense that ranks No. 25 at 31 PPG. The Giants passing attack has averaged 240 yards per game, more than the Rams give up through the air (167 YPG on average).
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 31-13 loser as they battled the Eagles at home. The Rams failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rams suffered a Week 1 loss against Philadelphia in their last game, falling 31-13 at Edward Jones Dome.
In their last action, New York was a 28-14 loser on the road against the Redskins. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Hakeem Nicks did much of the damage, producing 122 receiving yards but New York managed to defeat the Giants 28-14 at FedExField.
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 4-6
New York Giants Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 7-3
A few Rams at Giants trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing NY Giants
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
NY Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
NY Giants are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Giants last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Giants last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis home to Baltimore, Sunday, September 25
NY Giants at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 25