NFL football gambling handicappers were surprised at the Rams win and cover against the NFL lines last week at the Jets while the Falcons stumbled at Detroit. The St. Louis Rams had an impressive NFL football gambling preseason debut in their 23-20 win and cover as 3-point road dogs against the New York Jets.
The game soared over the NFL lines over/under of 32.5. The Rams got an outstanding NFL football gambling performance from Samkon Gado who had 93 yards rushing on just 6 attempts with 1 touchdown.
Overall the Rams had a powerful NFL football gambling performance on the ground as they gained 193 yards rushing on just 29 attempts. The Rams were also +2 in turnover margin for their NFL football gambling payoff against the Jets. Marc Bulger had a solid exhibition opener as he was 4-4 for 77 yards in limited action.
Brock Berlin was accurate as he worked the short game going 6-8 for 27 yards. Kyle Boller was not nearly as effective when he was over center as he went 3-9 for just 25 yards.
The Atlanta Falcons lost their NFL football gambling exhibition opener at Detroit against the Lions 26-27 but covered the spread as 3-point dogs as the game went over the total of 34. The Falcons defense was a cause for concern as it allowed a total of 454 yards to the Lions including 191 on the ground as Detroit averaged 5.5 yards per carry.
On the positive Michael Turner had a nice NFL football gambling preseason debut with 63 yards on 6 carries and 1 touchdown. Quarterback Matt Ryan looked sharp with a 5-7 performance good for 33 yards.
This game will mark the NFL football gambling home debut for head coach Steve Spagnuolo, who was the highly successful defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. The Rams allowed 340 yards to the Jets in the preseason opener and will be looking to tighten that up against the Falcons.
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