The Panthers got their first win of the season last week as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in NFL betting. The Panthers are small underdogs this week against the Rams.
St. Louis -3 at SBG
The Rams are 3-point favorites with a total of 37. St. Louis had a chance to get above the .500 mark last week but they gave up a touchdown in the final seconds at Tampa Bay last week and lost to the Buccaneers. The Rams played very well at times last week as they led 17-3 but then they simply stopped doing things well. Running back Steven Jackson had 74 rushing yards on 12 carries in the first half but did very little in the second half. Quarterback Sam Bradford had two TD passes in the first half but nothing in the second half. Momentum turned for the Rams late in the first half as they gave up a late field goal to the Bucs. It went downhill in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter.
Rams Better at Home
The Rams really got hurt last week by the temperature in Florida. Their defense simply got worn out by the 90-degree heat. The defense was on the field for much of the second half vs. the Bucs and they couldn’t hold up. The Rams can’t win on the road but at home they have been very good. The Rams have won three of their four home games but lost all three of their road games.
Panthers a Threat with Moore
You could have written off the Carolina Panthers had they stuck with rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen. They didn’t do that though as they went back to Matt Moore and the Panthers are a threat to score with Moore running the offense. He led the Panthers to a win last week and he is capable of leading Carolina to a road win this week at St. Louis.
Panthers 6-4 SU, 7-3 ATS vs. Rams
The Panthers have won six of the last ten against the Rams and they are 7-3 against the NFL betting online point spread. Surprisingly, the teams have not met since 2007 when the Panthers went into St. Louis and won 27-13. In fact, the Panthers have won and covered the last four games in this series. The last three games have gone under the total in NFL betting.