St. Louis favored by -11.5 against Jacksonville on Sunday
|Jacksonville Jaguars||St. Louis Rams|
The worst team in the league is on the road this week as the 0-4 Jacksonville Jaguars visit the 1-3 St. Louis Rams Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, CBS).
In the early Week 5 NFL betting the Jags, who have scored a total of 31 points this season and are 0-4 ATS, were getting 12 from the Rams, who are themselves off to a disappointing start to this season and also 0-4 ATS.
The Jaguars are 0-3 ATS lifetime vs the Rams and the point spread trends don't provide a lot of clarity in this game. The Rams are 0-5 ATS past 5 as a home favorite, while the Jaguars are 0-5 ATS their past 5 as road underdog.
The Rams are 1-3 so far on the season, and 0-4 ATS vs. the number. The Jaguars, meanwhile, are 0-4 and 0-4 ATS. Over under bettors have seen St. Louis go 3-1 and the Jaguars go 1-3 on the totals.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Jaguars in this one found them as 11.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 42 at shops such as 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 27 (Rams) and the No. 32 (Jaguars) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 8--2 result in favor of the Rams is predicted by handicapping models.
The Jaguars were a 37-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Colts. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (40) made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 25-ranked offense (17.25 PPG) against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 30 at 32.25 PPG. The Rams passing attack has averaged 254.5 yards per game, more than the Jaguars give up through the air (222.75 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Jaguars feature the league's No. 16-rated road run defense, allowing 114.5 yards per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, ranks No. 31 in rushing offense at home.
A few Jaguars at Rams trends to consider:
Jacksonville is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Jacksonville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Jacksonville's last 8 games
Jacksonville is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
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