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Bengals at Rams: Odds, expert picks and predictions

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The Rams are pretty heavy favorites against the Bengals.

St Louis Rams v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images

Here we are again. We’re going to take a look at what the oddsmakers and experts think of the Bengals game this week. This time they are facing off against the Rams in London. Los Angeles may not be as dominant as their 2018 run, but they are still heavy favorite against the Bengals.

Odds

The Bengals are currently 13-point underdogs to the Rams in London, according to Bovada. Again, the disparity is hard to dispute. The Rams are a good team, but they’ve had some struggles on the road this season. That hasn’t really mattered with bad teams facing Cincinnati throughout the season though.

It also has to be taken into account that this is essentially a neutral site game, even though it is listed as a home game for the Rams. They are also probably given an advantage in the eyes of the oddsmakers because this is their fourth year in a row of making this trip.

Betting trends

  • Cincinnati are 2-4 against the spread in their last six games.
  • Cincinnati are 0-9 straight up in their last nine games.
  • Cincinnati are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games against Rams.
  • Cincinnati are 8-4 straight up in their last 12 games against Rams.
  • Cincinnati are 0-9 straight up in their last nine games on the road.
  • Cincinnati are 0-7 straight up in their last seven games this season.
  • The total has gone over in six of Cincinnati’s last seven games against an opponent in the NFC conference.
  • Cincinnati are 4-2 against the spread in their last six games against an opponent in the NFC West division.
  • Cincinnati are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games played in October.
  • Rams are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games.
  • The total has gone under in six of Rams’ last nine games.
  • Rams are 8-4 straight up in their last 12 games.
  • The total has gone under in six of Rams’ last seven games against Cincinnati.
  • Rams are 9-3 straight up in their last 12 games at home.
  • Rams are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games this season.
  • Rams are 9-1 straight up in their last 10 games against an opponent in the AFC conference.
  • The total has gone under in eight of LA Rams’ last eight games against an opponent in the AFC North division.
  • The total has gone under in five of Rams’ last six games played in October.
  • Rams are 6-3 against the spread in their last 9 games played in week 8.

Expert picks

  • Fox Sports is predicting a 32.5 to 18.7 loss for the Bengals
  • All 10 of ESPN’s are going with the Rams this week
  • CBS Sports are all going against the Bengals as well this week
  • Only Bailey the good dog took the Bengals this week. The rest of SB Nation’s experts took the Rams.
  • NFL Pick Watch, which takes into account picks from across the web, has the Bengals receiving no picks.

Can we blame the experts for not wanting to take a chance on Cincinnati this week? They are winless, in London and facing a more talented team in the Rams. The Bengals offense has struggled to get off the ground, and the defense is dealing with injuries that are testing their depth. That is a test they’ve been failing by the way.