Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals 9/25/2023 – Monday night’s NFL showdown takes center stage at Paycor Stadium as the Los Angeles Rams square off against the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s a clash that promises fireworks and high-stakes drama, so buckle up for this thrilling matchup. Whether you’re a seasoned bettor or just a passionate football fan, we’ve got you covered with our comprehensive NFL Picks. This is going to be an exciting battle and the final game of the Week 3 NFL 2023 season.
Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals 9/25/2023
|When:||Monday, September 25, 1: 05 PM ET|
|Rams||+7.5 (-119)||+270||46.5 (-110)|
|Bengals||7.5 (-103)||-340||46.5 u (-112)|
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The Rams enter this contest without the services of star wide receiver Cooper Kupp, sidelined due to a hamstring injury. Eager to bounce back from a disappointing 2022 season that saw them finish with 12 losses, they faced a tough road test in their season opener against the San Francisco 49ers. However, they struggled to maintain momentum, recording just six points during the second half in a 30-23 defeat.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford had his moments, completing 34 of 55 passes for 307 yards and a touchdown. A bright spot for the Rams was rookie wide receiver Puka Nucua, who delivered an impressive performance with 15 receptions for 147 yards. Kyren Williams also contributed, churning out 52 rushing yards and finding the end zone.
On the other side of the field, the Cincinnati Bengals had entered the season with lofty Super Bowl expectations. However, they find themselves in a precarious 0-2 position, grappling with offensive struggles. The Bengals currently sit at the bottom of the league in total offense, managing a mere 212 yards per game, and took over six quarters to register their first offensive touchdown. Their most recent outing saw them concede 415 total yards of offense to the Baltimore Ravens in a 27-24 home defeat.
Wide receiver Tee Higgins emerged as a shining light for the Bengals, securing eight passes for 89 yards and scoring twice in the second half. However, the team’s running game lagged behind, with Joe Mixon mustering just 59 yards on 13 carries, while the Ravens outgained them significantly on the ground, 178-66.
Quarterback Joe Burrow’s status remains uncertain after aggravating his calf injury in the previous week’s loss. While the Bengals have grappled with offensive woes, the Rams boast the NFL’s second-best total offense and an average of 26.5 points per game.
NFL Latest Odds: CIN -1.5 ; O/U 43.5
Despite facing adversity on the road and missing Kupp, the Rams appear poised to secure a victory. Their potent offense, averaging 26.5 points per game, showcases the dynamic prowess of quarterback Matthew Stafford, who has tallied an impressive 320.5 passing yards per game. In Kupp’s absence, rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua and emerging talent Tutu Atwell have stepped up in the passing attack. The running game remains an area of improvement, with running back Kyren Williams set to lead the charge.
In contrast, the Bengals have experienced a turbulent start to the season, dropping both of their opening games and grappling with offensive inefficiency, averaging just 13.5 points per game. The burden lies heavily on quarterback Joe Burrow, who, despite battling a calf injury, needs to elevate his performance. He’ll look to receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins to step up, while Joe Mixon aims to ignite the struggling rushing attack.
Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Rams
LA Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Rams are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games.
LA Rams are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Rams’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Rams’ last 9 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference.
LA Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference North division.
Cincinnati are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Bengals are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games against the LA Rams.
Cincinnati are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games when playing at home against LA Rams.
Cincinnati are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference.
Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Betting Picks
In this Monday night showdown, the Rams are poised to capitalize on their strengths and secure a crucial victory on the road.
As the Rams and Bengals prepare to square off in this rematch of the Super Bowl from two seasons ago, the stakes are high, and both teams are eager to emerge victorious. It’s a matchup that promises intense action and pivotal moments, making it a must-watch for football enthusiasts everywhere. The sports odds and predictions are leaning towards the Rams to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Rams 24, Bengals 14.