NFL betting skepticism is creeping back for the prospects of the St. Louis Rams as they began to struggle after capturing respect and NFL gambling attention for their surprisingly good start.
Sam Bradford and the St. Louis Rams will try and get their season back on track as they host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday with a telecast on FOX. Kickoff is set for 4:10 PM Eastern Time and Sports-Gambling opened with the Falcons as 3 point favorites with a total of 43.5.
The Atlanta Falcons lead the NFC South by 1 game over New Orleans and Tampa Bay with a NFL football gambling record of 7-2 straight up and 5-4 against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total. The Falcons are coming off an impressive 26-21 home payout over Baltimore for their third consecutive straight up victory.
Atlanta has gone over the total in 4 straight games. The Falcons offense is well balanced and ranks 8th for scoring. Matt Ryan has passed for 2265 yards, Michael Turner has rushed for 733 yards, and Roddy White has 934 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns.
The defense ranks 8th for points allowed. Mike Smith has turned this inconsistent franchise into a proven and winning contender in three years on the job as head coach.
The St. Louis Rams have a betting on NFL football record of 4-5 straight up and 7-2 against the spread with 6 of their games going under the total. The Rams are coming off a 20-23 overtime loss at San Francisco that knocked them out of first place in the NFC West as they now trail Seattle by 1 game.
The Rams have gotten the money in 3 consecutive games and in 6 of their last 7 overall to rank as one of the better bargain values on the board. Defense has been a key to the Rams NFL betting success as they rank 6th in the NFL for points allowed.
Head coach Steve Spagnuolo was the defensive coordinator of the Giants when they won the Super Bowl and his influence is being felt. Quarterback Sam Bradford has 1925 yards passing and Steven Jackson has 757 yards rushing.