Rams vs Redskins Betting Pick
The St. Louis Rams host the Washington Redskins and the Week 2 NFL odds menu requests the Redskins may be the safe bet.
The Rams are just 2-11 ATS in their past 13 September home games and they face Robert Griffin III, who was sensational in a road win over New Orleans last week. He will look for an encore this week at St. Louis, while hoping he can reverse this old Washington trend.
The Redskins are a money-losing 2-9-1 ATS in their past 12 games as favorites and the Rams are a 3-point home underdog at TopBet. St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Washington and 3-2 SU over that span.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Rams and the No. 2-ranked Redskins, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 38-26 result in favor of the Redskins.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 16-ranked offense (23 PPG) against a Redskins defense that ranks No. 26 at 32 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 173 yards per game, less than the Redskins give up through the air (326 YPG on average).
The Redskins were a 40-32 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Saints. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (72) made winners of OVER bettors. Robert Griffin III throttled the Saints defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 320 yards and 2 scores as Washington handed New Orleans a 40-32 defeat.
The Rams were a 27-23 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lions. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors. The Rams suffered a Week 1 loss against Detroit in their last game, falling 27-23 at Ford Field.
Washington Redskins Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 2-8
When playing outside the division are 3-7
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the division are 2-8
A few Redskins at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
St. Louis is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Washington home to Cincinnati, Sunday, September 23
St. Louis at Chicago, Sunday, September 23