The Giants will have had extra time off before this matchup since they played their opener on the previous Thursday as they hosted Washington. Football betting numbers have the Giants favored in this matchup.
NFL betting numbers show that the Giants and Rams may put up some points in this game. The Giants should be able to run the ball effectively, as last season they were 4th in the NFL according to football betting stats while the Rams were 20th at stopping the run according to NFL betting numbers. New York should also have an effective passing attack with Eli Manning.
The Rams have a decent offense when healthy as quarterback Marc Bulger and running back Steven Jackson can impact the football betting line at any moment. The key for the Rams will be protecting Bulger against the New York pass rush. If Bulger has time to throw the Rams can be competitive in this game. The Rams changed thing this season, hiring new offensive coordinator Al Saunders according to NFL betting information. He will look to mix things up this season, combining the talents of Bulger and Jackson.
NFL betting stats show that the two teams have met four times in the past decade at St. Louis with the Rams winning three of the four meetings. The last meeting was in 2002 when the Giants won 26-21 according to football betting numbers. Three of the four meetings went under the NFL betting total. The Giants have been a great road favorite the past three years according to NFL betting stats. They are 9-3 in that role according to NFL betting stats. The Rams are 4-6 the past three years as a home underdog according to NFL betting stats.
16 of the last 29 New York Giants road games have gone under the NFL betting total. The Rams are 14-9-1 to the over in their last 24 home games according to NFL betting stats.
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