Football betting numbers may also have the total on this game low since neither offense looks strong. Football betting will not be popular on St. Louis this season.
The Rams are thought of as one of the weakest teams in the NFL according to football betting experts. If they don’t get running back Steven Jackson back then their chances of having any success in terms of football betting will fall even further. The Rams do have Marc Bulger and quarterback and receiver Torry Holt but without Jackson they would have no running game that could impact the NFL betting line. The defense is nothing to write home about for the Rams either in terms of football betting numbers. They rarely can stop opponents enough to be a force in football betting.
Baltimore has offensive problems as well. They went into the preseason looking for a starting quarterback. It comes down to Troy Smith, Kyle Boller or rookie Joe Flacco. Many football betting experts believe that Smith will ultimately win the starting job this season. The running game has potential with Willis McGahee and rookie running back Ray Rice. The receivers are also decent according to football betting experts with Derrick Mason and Mark Clayton. Defense has been what Baltimore is known for in terms of NFL betting but that was not the case last season as the defense struggled. The 2008 season will be a big test for the Ravens in terms of their defense. Overall, the Ravens do not look like a winning team on either side of the ball according to NFL betting experts.
A couple of football betting trends worth noting could apply to this game. Whichever team is the underdog should be where you look with your football betting in this game. The Ravens were 18-13 as a preseason football betting underdog in the preseason before this year while the Rams were 15-26. Either way, this points to the Ravens as the play in terms of NFL betting trends.