Free NFL Prediction: Browns vs Rams
Week 7 NFL betting sees the Cleveland Browns taking on the St. Louis Rams on Sunday October 25th at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Cleveland Browns (2-4) at St. Louis Rams (2-3)
Date: Sunday October 25th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Edward Jones Dome- St. Louis, Missouri
ATS Betting Lines: St. Louis Rams -7
NFL Moneyline Odds: Rams -250
NFL Betting Total: 42
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The Cleveland Browns will look to get back into the win column against a St. Louis Rams team that is coming off of its bye week.
Kick off is set for 1:00 PM ET as Todd Gurley and the Rams’ offense look to take advantage of a susceptible Cleveland rushing defense that has been torched all season.
The Browns were so incredibly close to handing the Denver Broncos their first loss of the season in Week 6, but an inability to finish the job instead led to the Browns falling to 2-4.
Led by quarterback Josh McCown (not Johnny Manziel), the Browns have been surprisingly competitive in all but one game this season.
As good as McCown and the Cleveland offense has been this year, the defense has been just as bad. The Browns are dead last in the NFL in rushing defense and are allowing 150 yards per game on the ground.
Now, the Browns will try to contain rookie running back Todd Gurley who is averaging 5.7 yards per carry this season.
The Browns played their guts out against Denver, and I have to wonder how much gas they have left in the tank as they hit the road to take on a team that is benefiting from an extra week of rest.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams are one of the NFL’s biggest mysteries so far this season. The Rams will play solid football one week, only to follow it up with a complete letdown the next.
The Rams are 2-0 vs. divisional opponents this season, but 0-3 against non-divisional opponents.
Quarterback Nick Foles has struggled to put together consistency thus far, and the Rams offense is struggling to score points. St. Louis comes into this game with the NFL’s 31st-ranked passing attack, and the Rams’ 16.8 points per game is also 31st in the league.
But the Rams now have a healthy Gurley in the backfield, and he has been better than advertised since they drafted him No. 10 overall in May.
Gurley is certain to have a huge game against Cleveland’s dead-last rushing defense, and he’ll be able to do it in front of the home crowd with an extra week to prepare.
Head coach Jeff Fisher is also 4-0 ATS after a bye during his time with the Rams, and that stat is key going into this game.
Look for St. Louis to feed Gurley the football early and often. As the Rams get the ground game established, they’ll be able to run more play-action passes that are sure to involve the speedy and dangerous Tavon Austin who is always capable of making big plays.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Browns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Rams are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’ last 9 home games.
- Browns are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Rams -7
The Rams haven’t been able to score many points this season, but they’re facing a team that’s allowing more than 25 points per game. Gurley will also have a big day against a terrible Cleveland rushing defense, and Jeff Fisher is 4-0 ATS after a bye since arriving in St. Louis.
NFL Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 29- Cleveland 17
The Browns are coming off three really hard-fought games, and it’s tough to see them putting up much of a fight against the Rams who have had an extra week of rest.
Last year, the defense is what kept Cleveland in most games, but it’s been non-existent this season.
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