|Written by Jerry Santiago|
Bet on the NFLNFL football odds include a matchup of a winless team going up against one of the most inconsistent teams on the football betting board as Jacksonville hosts St. Louis. NFL football odds have not treated the Rams well while the Jaguars have been a solid football betting value though difficult to figure.
The St. Louis Rams have a NFL football odds record of 0-5 straight up and 1-4 against the spread. Last week the Rams were whipped at home by the Minnesota Vikings 10-38 as 10 point football betting dogs. The Rams are bad on both sides of the line as they rank dead last in online betting for points scored and next to last for points allowed.
There were some positives for St. Louis, however, in that loss to the NFL football odds as they moved the ball better on offense while the defense held Viking superstar Adrian Peterson to just 69 yards rushing. The Rams will enter action with the NFL football odds this week feeling like they are an improved team. Head coach Steve Spagnuolo said the Minnesota game was a good way to evaluate where the Rams are.
“It’s a measuring stick for us. We have to get a good look at those guys across there because that’s what we want to look like eventually. We’re not there yet, but we’ll put this one behind us and move on to Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a NFL football odds record of 2-3 straight up and 3-2 against the spread. The Jaguars lost to the NFL football odds last week at Seattle 0-41 as 1 point dogs to snap a 2-game win and cover streak. Jacksonville is only marginally better than the Rams with the NFL football odds statistical charts as they rank 23rd in scoring and 24th in points allowed. There were some off the field issues last Friday that may have caused for distractions in that blowout loss to the NFL football odds. Quarterback David Gerrard said the team is trying to move on from the bad week.
“It happens to the best of teams. It happens to the worst of teams. It happens to everybody. If you play sports, its going to happen to you eventually,” said Gerrard.
Neither team has much momentum against the board as the Rams are 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 road games while the Jaguars are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 at home.