Rams vs. Broncos - 11/16/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Broncos (7-2) at St. Louis Rams (3-6)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Edward Jones Dome)
The Line: St. Louis Rams +9 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams meet Sunday at Edward Jones Dome.
The Denver Broncos have won five of their last six games and are sitting pretty in the AFC standings. Peyton Manning continues to lead the charge for Denver, as he’s completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Manning has 10 touchdowns and four picks in his last three games, and the Broncos have won 13 straight games when he throws at least three touchdowns. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for more than 1,800 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, while Julius Thomas has three touchdowns in his last two games. The Broncos are averaging 3.7 yards per carry and are expected to get Montee Ball back on the field. C.J. Anderson has 108 rushing yards in his last two games and Ball averaged 3.1 yards per carry in four games before he got hurt. Defensively, the Denver Broncos are allowing 22.4 points, 314.1 yards, and have forced 12 turnovers and 24 sacks. Brandon Marshall leads Denver with 75 tackles and Von Miller has nine sacks.
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The St. Louis Rams have split their last four games and continue a tough stretch against playoff teams. Austin Davis is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Davis has thrown three touchdowns and five picks in his last three games, and he’s thrown at least one touchdown in seven straight games. Jared Cook and Brian Quick have combined for more than 800 receiving yards and three touchdowns, while Kenny Britt has 30-plus receiving yards in three straight games. The Rams ground game is averaging 3.9 yards per carry and still has yet to produce a 100-yard rusher. Rookie Tre Mason has all three of the Rams rushing touchdowns. Defensively, the St. Louis Rams are allowing 27.9 points, 358.6 yards, and they’ve forced 11 turnovers and 17 sacks. T.J. McDonald leads the Rams with 58 tackles and Robert Quinn has six sacks.
The Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rams are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings between these two teams.
Getting the Broncos under double digits against a bottom feeding team seems to be a steal. The Rams defense will be no match for the Broncos explosive offense, and the lack of Rams weapons will struggle against a much improved Denver defense. Can you say blowout? This has the potential to get ugly, and anything less than a double-digit win would be shocking.