Patriots vs Rams: NFL Week 8 Early Line and Trend Wagering
As part of the early games on the Sunday National Football League betting card, the New England Patriots battle the St. Louis Rams across the pond in England. This inter-conference action has it’s kickoff schedule for 1:00 PM ET on October 28, 2012, from Wembley Stadium in London, UK. The Rams have never played in the UK while the Pats beat the Bucs 35-7 back in 2009. We see a betting trend favoring the Pats that we’ll happily exploit in this one!
New England Patriots: Re-take AFC East Division lead
It wasn’t easy but Bill Belichick got the better of Rex Ryan as the Patriots squeezed out a 29-26 overtime win over the New York Jets during the NFL Week 7 action. After convincing wins over the Bills and Broncos, QB Tom Brady & Co. have struggled some the past two weekends. Since they are heading into their bye week after this clash with St. Louis, we fully expect the Patriots to put in a full 60 minutes against the slightly overrated Rams on Sunday.
QB Tom Brady & Company excel in pre-bye week NFL battles
New England is 8-4 prior to a bye week in the Belichick era, and they have won their last three in that scenario by a combined 96-37 final score. Don’t expect New England to let off the gas against the Rams as the combined score in their eight pre-bye week wins is 213-118 dating back to the 2001 NFL season. The Patriots are 0-2 against the NFC West so far this season (loses to ARI & SEA who the Rams beat) but we expect that trend will be broken here.
NFL Week 8 Rams vs. Patriots Advantage Sports Trend Wagering Prediction
Though they haven’t meet since the 2008 season, the Patriots have won three straight over the Rams – including two games that were played in St. Louis. New England won by a combined 83-55 in those three contests. The sportsbook at sportsinteraction.com has the Patriots as -7 early line “road” favorites for this match-up. With both teams playing at a neutral site, we’ll lay the spread and back the Brady Bunch. Give us the Patriots with the -7 (EVEN) line – Cheerio!