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Rams Hold Betting Edge Over Bengals

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It wasn’t that long ago that hope burned bright in St. Louis regarding the team’s playoff chances, but that candle is flickering thanks to three-straight losses to the Ravens, Bears and Vikings ahead of Week 12’s contest with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams, who opened as 8-point underdogs, are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five games against Cincy.

Shark Bites
  • The Bengals are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 12.
  • The Bengals are 4-0 SU and ATS in their last 4 games after consecutive losses.
  • The favored team is 5-0 SU in its last five games in this matchup.

Cincinnati fell apart late against the Cardinals last week and lost 34-31 but still managed to cover as 4-point underdogs, improving their ATS record to a sizzling 8-1-1 on the season.

UNDERs have become the norm in Rams games as of late. The UNDER has paid out in five out of St. Louis’s last six affairs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Rams were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 42.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 24-17 win for the Bengals on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

St. Louis Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cincinnati bring a 8-2 record (8-1-1 ATS) to the Week 12 betting matchup against the 4-6 St. Louis Rams, who are 4-5-1 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Cincinnati go 6-4 so far and the Rams go 3-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Cincinnati Bengals sit at No. 5 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Rams are at No. 25 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 26.6 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 19.9 PPG. The Bengals aerial game is averaging 262.7 yards per game, more than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 229.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the St. Louis Rams own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 124.4 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rams suffered a Week 11 loss against Baltimore in their last game, falling 16-13 at M&T Bank Stadium.

Andy Dalton handled the Cardinals defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 315 yards and 2 scores, but Cincinnati still lost to Arizona 34-31.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-8-1 ATS in its last 13 games
  • St. Louis is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Cincinnati is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Cincinnati is 16-5-2 ATS in its last 23 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Arizona, Sunday, December 6th
Cincinnati at Cleveland, Sunday, December 6th