Oakland Raiders (1-10) at St. Louis Rams (4-7)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 30, 2014, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: St. Louis Rams -6.5 -- Over/Under: 43
The St. Louis Rams and the Oakland Raiders face off on Sunday in the Edward Jones Dome in a NFL matchup.
The St. Louis Rams have been hit and miss all season but they play hard and hit hard every time out. The Rams offense has struggled averaging 19 points and 313.3 yards per game which rank them near the bottom off the NFL and they are guided by Shaun Hill who has completed 59.7 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Tre Mason is the Rams leading rusher with 445 yards and Jared Cook is the leading receiver with 37 catches. The Rams defense allows 25.9 points and 366.7 yards per game and they are minus three in turnover ratio. Alec Ogletree has 75 tackles, James Lauinaitis has 73 tackles, and T.J. McDonald has 70 tackles. The Rams have a lot of the pieces in place but they are still a year away.
The Oakland Raiders had been close for a few weeks but last Thursday they finally broke through and got their first win of the year. The Raiders offense is dreadful scoring 16 points per game which ranks 31st in the NFL and averaging 283.2 yards which is the worst in the NFL and they are guided by QB Derek Carr who has completed 59.1 percent of his passes with 14 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Darren McFadden has rushed for 422 yards and two touchdowns and James Jones as 54 receptions to lead the Raiders. The Oakland defense is allowing 25.9 points and 360.5 yards per game and they are minus 13 in turnover ratio. Sio Moore has 82 tackles, Charles Woodson has 82 tackles, and Miles Burris has 78 tackles. The Raiders have fallen behind and mounted comebacks in several of their games.
St. Louis is 3-9 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 1-7 against the spread after allowing more than 350 yards in their previous game. Oakland is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread following a gam that they covered the point spread.
The Raiders aren’t winning but they are close in a lot of games and I look for that to be the case here so my play is Oakland with the points.