Los Angeles Rams (1-1) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (0-2)
Monday Night Football matchup for Week 3 promises to be an engaging matchup as Los Angeles Rams host Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium. Each team boasts a 1-1 record while Bengals remain winless at 0-2, giving fans and bettors alike plenty of entertainment and best football pick opportunities during this game.
Kyren Williams leads the Rams’ rushing attack and boasts an impressive 29 attempts with 104 yards accumulated at an impressive 3.60 average per rush attempt rate, showing his potential to break free and alter game dynamics. On the receiving side, Puka Nacua stands out with 25 receptions on 35 targets totalling 266 receiving yards at 10.6 average yards per reception making him an indispensable component of their offense.
On the Bengals side of things, the ground game relies heavily on Joe Mixon who, through two games and 26 carries, has amassed 115 yards rushing for an impressive average of 4.4 yards per carry – setting up Cincinnati to maintain their momentum and advance forward with their game plan. Tee Higgins stands out with 8 receptions accounting for 89 receiving yards at 11.1 yards per catch as he makes plays to find the end zone twice!
Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Info
|When:||Monday, September 25, 2023 at 8:15 PM ET|
|Stream:||NFL Game Pass|
Matthew Stafford QB vs. Joe Burrow QB
Matthew Stafford leads the Rams’ offense as an experienced veteran who brings both experience and tactical prowess to the table. So far this season, Stafford has shown outstanding efficiency with a 64.1 completion rate from 93 attempts (641) totalling 641 passing yards; an average of 320.5 yards per game speaks volumes about his ability to move the ball downfield quickly while targeting specific targets with precision. His touchdown-interception ratio stands out though: with two interceptions against only one touchdown scored so far this year he must strive to close more often when within striking distance of finding victory before time runs out on him!
On the opposite side of the field, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has shown signs of brilliance despite recent difficulties. Completing 56.9% of his pass attempts from 72 attempts, Burrow has amassed 304 yards over two games for an average of 152 per game – although these numbers may seem modest in comparison with Stafford’s totals, it’s essential not to forget his tenacity and potential to spark big plays; having scored 2 touchdowns against 1 interception alone proves this potential; to swing things back Cincinnati’s way he must increase his aerial threats and exploiting Rams’ secondary defense.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati Bengals -130, Total Odds: 43
Even with their unimpressive record of 0-2, Cincinnati still enjoys slight advantages against Minnesota in this matchup with moneylines set at -130 and spread of -1.5, reflecting their home advantage as well as potential in their roster. Bettor looking at this contest may find value in betting over/under 43 set for this contest given recent trends from both teams’ matches.
Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Rams have enjoyed success against the spread (ATS), going 4-1 over their last five games; however, their straight-up record over 13 contests stands at an alarming 3-10 mark. Road games were particularly tough going for LA with 1-7 in 8 outings against AFC teams such as Cincinnati; when these clashes occurred the total often went under.
Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
Cincinnati has posted an impressive 10-3 straight-up record from their last 13 games, yet has struggled against the spread (ATS), posting only one victory out of six matchups this year. When playing against Rams teams at home or away, UNDERs have typically prevailed and their home record remains solid with seven victories out of eight wins overall. Cincinnati also holds an admirable 5-1 ATS mark against NFC teams which indicates their resilience when facing cross-conference competition.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals 9/25/23 Betting Picks
Due to both teams’ current forms and trends, this match promises to be closely contested. While home advantage could give the Bengals an edge in this contest, do not overlook Rams’ offensive abilities as an opponent in this one!
Consideration of recent UNDER trends in games featuring these teams may be beneficial when seeking betting avenues, while exploring some of the top betting websites can provide real-time insights and odds fluctuations that maximize returns.
Free Pick and Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals 24, Los Angeles Rams 20.