The Rams were 6-10 last year, and a brutal early schedule and the delay in the expected debut of running back Todd Gurley can prevent much improvement in 2015.
The 2015 NFL regular season is set to begin next Thursday night, September 10th, but before we get there, we have been here daily presenting team profiles in an attempt to assist you with your NFL picks prior to the Kickoff Weekend. Today we wrap up those profiles with the St. Louis Rams, who finished 6-10 in 2014 and in fourth place in the NFC West.
To begin, here is a summary of the St. Louis betting statistics over the past five seasons. Please note all of these statistics are for regular season games only.
St. Louis Rams Betting Stats, 2010 through 2014
|Over – Under||23-17||14-25-1||37-42-1|
|Avg. Total Score||42.8||38.7||40.7|
There may not be much going on from an ATS perspective for the Rams over the last five years, except for maybe the 40.0 percent ATS mark as a home favorite over a limited 15-game sampling, but what is interesting as how low scoring St. Louis road games have been, averaging just 38.7 points with the ‘under’ cashing in at a 64.1 percent clip.
Key Trend: Seattle is 10-1, 90.9 percent ATS at home when coming off of a home game.
The ‘under’ is 14-5, 73.7 percent in St. Louis road games when coming off of an ‘under’.
Up next, we take a look at the Rams’ statistical summary for the 2014 season.
2014 St. Louis Rams Team Statistics (Per Game)
|Offense||Off. Rank||Defense||Def. Rank|
|Yds. Per Rush||4.1||16th||4.2||15th|
|Yds Per Pass||6.6||20th||7.1||22nd|
|Yds. Per Play||5.5||19th||5.8||24th|
The Rams were actually still in the playoff race last season until losing to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15 and they had a great two week stretch where they dismantled the Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins by a combined score of 76-0! However St. Louis then dropped its final three games to finish at 6-10, one game worse than the 7-9 mark from 2013.
And now let us peek at various St. Louis Future Odds for this 2015 season from several sportsbooks. You can view these and other future and prop odds on the Sportsbook Review Futures and Prop Bets Directory.
2015 St. Louis Rams NFL Futures
|Super Bowl Odds||+6000||+4800||+5000||+6800|
|NFC Conf. Odds||+2600||+2574||+2200||+2400|
|NFC West Odds||+875||+700||+800||+800|
|Win Total||8 un-140||8 un-175||8 un-140||8 un-140|
After finishing in last place in the NFC West last year, the Rams are the third choice to win the division this year despite having four of their first five games this season vs. the Seahawks, Steelers, Cardinals and Packers! And yet despite that tough opening stretch, the sportsbooks expect at least one more win than last year’s 6-10 mark, with a juiced ‘under’ on the posted win total of 8.
St. Louis Rams Key Additions
In regards to veteran additions, the Rams added two quarterbacks in new starter Nick Foles and backup Case Keenum, as well as a couple of additions on defense in defensive tackle Nick Fairley and linebacker Akeem Ayers. The future of this franchise though came with the first pick of the NFL Draft in the form of running back Todd Gurley. Unfortunately, it remains unclear exactly when Gurley will make his NFL debut as he recovers from a torn ACL suffered last year.
St. Louis Rams Key Losses
With the two new quarterbacks in town, St. Louis said goodbye to quarterbacks Sam Bradford and Shaun Hill. Some other departures included running back Zac Stacy, offensive tackle Jake Long and defensive tackle Kendall Langford.