Rams vs. Falcons Odds

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ATLANTA, GA (The Spread) – The Atlanta Falcons look to pick up their first win of the season on Sunday when they host the St. Louis Rams at 1PM ET on FOX.

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St. Louis is 1-0 on the season, 0-1 against the spread and playing in its first road game. Atlanta is 0-1 overall, 0-1 against the spread and playing in its home opener. Atlanta has won four of its last five against St. Louis.

Trends show that the home team is 5-2 against the spread in its last 7 meetings between these two and the favorite has covered in 7 of its last 8 in this series. These two have hit the over in their last 5 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Atlanta is the favorite to win this game, as the Falcons have odds of -7 points against the Rams. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 47.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Atlanta favored by 6.5 points. The spread shot up to 7.5 early on before falling back to 7. The over/under total for the game opened at 47 points before adding the hook.

The Falcons started the season by losing on the road against the Saints. The Falcons had a respectable defense, allowing just 419 total yards to the high-powered Saints. The issue with Atlanta was the offense, which produced just 17 points and 367 yards. Matt Ryan ended up 25 of 38 passing for 304 yards and two touchdowns while Steven Jackson rushed for 77 yards on 11 carries in his Atlanta debut.

St. Louis grinded out a 27-24 win over Arizona at home to start the season. The Rams had a solid defensive effort, holding Arizona to 390 yards while picking up a pair of turnovers and four sacks. Robert Quinn led the Rams’ defense with three sacks. When it came to the offense, Sam Bradford threw for 299 yards and two scores, with his main target being new tight end Jared Cook, who caught seven passes for 141 yards and two scores.

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In terms of Injuries, St. Louis linebacker Jonathan Stewart is questionable with a hip injury while safety Darian Stewart is questionable with a thigh injury. Atlanta cornerback Asante Samuel is questionable with a quad injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Atlanta, as the Falcons are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against St. Louis on Sunday.

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