|2013 NFL Week 5 Odds, Point Spread & Total: Jaguars vs. Rams|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:00|
Jaguars vs. Rams Odds
St. Louis is 1-3 on the season, 1-1 at home and 0-4 against the spread. Jacksonville is 0-4 overall, 0-2 on the road and 0-4 against the spread. The Rams have won 2 of the last 3 in this series, but covered in all three meetings.
Trends show that the Jaguars are 4-1-1 against the spread in its last 6 games in October while St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games following a failed cover.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Rams are favored at home, as they have odds of -11.5 points against the Jaguars. The over/under total for the game has been set at 41.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Rams favored by 14 points. The spread was never greater than that, and is currently at its low of St. Louis -11.5. The over/under total opened at 42.5 points and has since fallen back to 41.5.
The Rams fell to 1-3 on the season following a 35-11 loss to the 49ers. St. Louis has lost three straight, allowing at least 31 points in all three losses. The Rams have struggled offensively thus far, as they rank last in the NFL in rushing, racking up just 47.3 yards per game on the ground. Defensively, St. Louis is struggling to stop the run, as it allows 133.5 yards per game on the ground. Sam Bradford has thrown for 1,093 yards and seven touchdowns with three interceptions. The defense is being led by Robert Quinn, who has picked up five sacks in four games.
The Jaguars are 0-4 on the season following a 37-3 loss to the Colts last Sunday at home. The Jaguars have had all four losses come by at least 10 points this year. The offense is averaging just 224 yards per game while the defense is allowing 387.1 yards per contest. Cecil Shorts is leading the Jacksonville offense with 26 catches for 337 yards. Defensively, Paul Posluszny is leading the way. He has a team-high 40 tackles.
In terms of Injuries, Jacksonville tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf) is questionable while receiver Mike Brown (back) is doubtful. St. Louis cornerback Cortland Finnegan (thigh) and tackle Jake Long (knee) are both questionable for the contest.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Jaguars, as they are getting 56% of the wagers with a point spread of +11.5 at St. Louis on Sunday.