How To Bet On Rams Dolphins – Two Improving Teams Clash In Week Six
St. Louis Rams @ Miami Dolphins – Sunday October 14, 2012 1:00PM EST
The St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins are coming off of impressive week five wins as the two teams collide in Miami in week six. The NFL betting experts are still trying to figure out how the Rams wound up being the team to stop the Arizona Cardinals’ winning streak with a 17-3 win. The Cardinals’ offense was completely handcuffed by an aggressive and impressive St. Louis defense. That Arizona defense that had managed to shut down the 49ers’ offense had just enough trouble with the Rams’ offense to let the game slip away. The Cardinals now have to decide if it is going to stay with quarterback Kevin Kolb or make the move back to John Skelton. The Rams know that it will be Sam Bradford under center in this game, and that is the way the Rams like it.
The best online betting sites were definitely not picking the Miami Dolphins to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in week five. Not only did the Bengals lose to the Dolphins in week five, but Cincinnati racked up enough injuries to key players to put the next few weeks in doubt as well. The Miami defense was relentless in its pursuit of the Cincinnati running game and that allowed the Miami secondary to take away the pass as well. The Dolphins have suddenly started clicking along with the Rams and that makes this a very interesting game.
Why the Rams Will Win
Sportsbook experts are inclined to give the odds in this game to the Dolphins because the game is in Miami, and that may be a smart move. The Rams is 3-2 on the season, but it is 0-2 on the road. This game presents an excellent opportunity that the Rams must take advantage of. The Dolphins have shown that its defense has problems against a good running game and that is exactly what Steven Jackson and the Rams present. Just like stopping the running game was a key against the Bengals, losing track of the running game could be the Dolphins’ downfall against the Rams.
Why the Dolphins Will Win
Miami rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is starting to learn how to manage NFL games as well as analyzing NFL defenses. But as rapid as Tannehill’s development has been, it was the Miami defense that surprised everyone in week five by shutting down the Cincinnati offense. If the Dolphins’ defense can stand up again, then this could be two wins in a row for the Miami Dolphins.
The Bottom Line
This will be a very entertaining football game, which is not something most people would have expected when this game first appeared on the NFL schedule over the spring. But the Rams and the Dolphins have both been showing steady improvement over the course of the last few weeks. It will come down to coaching moves and decisions in this game, and that is an area where the Rams have the Dolphins beat.
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals