Cincinnati Bengals v LA Rams: betting preview, free tip and TV details
Rampant Rams can run riot in London
Free NFL picks, tips and predictions for Cincinnati Bengals v LA Rams at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
When to watch
BBC Two and Sky Sports Action, 5pm Sunday
LA Rams to score over 3.5 touchdowns
1pt Evs bet365
Cincinnati travel to London in search of their first win of the season, but they are unlikely to find it as they take on a rampant Rams side at Wembley Stadium.
The LA franchise have hit a rough patch, losing three straight games including defeats against divisional rivals Seattle and San Francisco.
However, they returned to life with an emphatic 37-10 success at Atlanta, where quarterback Jared Goff somewhat silenced his critics by throwing two touchdown passes and running one in himself.
The 0-7 Bengals have been having all sorts of problems on defence. They have given up an average of 431 yards per game this season - the most in the league - with 189 of those coming from running backs. LA's offensive talisman Todd Gurley hasn’t quite been so prolific this term, but this looks the sort of game in which he can spring back to life.
Cincinnati haven’t looked too bad on offence, scoring 17 points or more in six of their seven games, but they hit trouble again last week when QB Andy Dalton threw two interceptions in the fourth quarter - one returned for a touchdown - as they chased Jacksonville.
Sean McVay has bolstered his defence with the arrival of top cornerback Jalen Ramsey last week, and he should make it harder for Dalton to move the ball downfield.
Four of Cincinnati’s seven defeats have been by six or fewer points, so they are arguably unlucky to have such a dismal record, but they face a tall order to handle a Rams side who can be as deadly on defence as when they have the ball.
Venue Wembley Stadium, London, England
Weather Partly cloudy, 9C
Vegas handicap Cincinnati +12
Vegas points line 48
Offensive tackle Cordy Glenn (concusion) did not travel to London and wide receiver AJ Green (ankle) is still out. Defensive end Carl Lawson (hamstring) and cornerbacks Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) and Darquese Dennard (hamstring) are out. Offensive tackle Andre Smith (ankle) could return.
Running back Malcom Brown (ankle) and linebackers Bryce Hager (shoulder) and Clay Matthews (jaw) are out. Cornerback Troy Hill (hamstring) is rated questionable.
Cincinnati have lost their last nine games.
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