The New England Patriots will be looking for their first win over an NFC West opponent this year when they take on the St. Louis Rams this Sunday in London at Wembley Stadium.
New England is 0-2 SU and ATS against the NFC West this year with upset losses to Seattle and Arizona.
New England is 12-4 SU and 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games away from home while St. Louis is 1-12 SU and 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games away from St. Louis.
Bettors who were going with the Rams in this one found them listed as 6-point underdogs on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 46.5 for Monday and it has moved considerably at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rams rated this week at No. 20 and the Patriots sitting at No. 3. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 31-22 result in favor of the Patriots this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 26-ranked offense (18.6 PPG) against a Patriots defense that ranks No. 19 at 23.3 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 209 yards per game, less than the Patriots give up through the air (290 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Patriots feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 81 yards per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, ranks No. 18 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, New England was a 29-26 winner at home against the Jets. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (55) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Tom Brady threw a pair of TD passes in New England's last match, defeating New York 29-26 in Week 7 action on Sunday.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 30-20 loser at home against the Packers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (50) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Rams suffered a Week 7 loss against Green Bay in their last game, falling 30-20 at Edward Jones Dome.
New England Patriots Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When favored on the road are 7-3
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When an underdog at home are 4-6
A few Patriots at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England's last 5 games
New England is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New England's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing New England
St. Louis is 8-15-1 ATS in its last 24 games
St. Louis is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
New England home to Buffalo, Sunday, November 11
St. Louis at San Francisco, Sunday, November 11