junkmansports Posts:1135 Followers:26
On 09/19/2011 07:15 AM in NFL

MNF


St. Louis Rams at New York Giants (-6.5, 44)

Offense

The Rams head into this one banged up with running back Stephen Jackson (quad) and wideout Danny Amendola (elbow) out for this one. Sam Bradford will start after a finger injury on this throwing hand caused some concern, but he has just one touchdown and six interceptions in his last six starts.

St. Louis produced 154 yards on the ground last week with Cadillac Williams accounting for 91 of those yards on 19 carries after Jackson went down with his injury. Bradford completed 17 of his 31 attempts for 188 yards (6.3 yards per attempt).

Eli Manning threw for 268 yards last week against Washington but could be without wideout Hakeem Nicks (knee), who had 122 of those receiving yards. Manning was also threw an interception and was sacked four times. The running game wasn’t very impressive either, with Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs combining for only 73 yards on 19 carries.

Edge: Rams

Defense

The Rams were in Mike Vick’s face all day last week, sacking him four times and holding him to 5.8 yards per attempt as he completed just 43.8 percent of his passes. Defensive linemen Chris Long, James Hall and Fred Robbins put up 25 sacks last season. However, the run defense is a different story. St. Louis gave up 236 yards on the ground against Philadelphia and should see a healthy dose of the run Monday.

The Giants expect to get pass rusher Justin Tuck back for this one, which should be a big boost after the club registered four sacks in Week 1. New York allowed Rex Grossman to throw for 305 yards, but did hold the Redskins to a 33 percent conversion rate on third down and gave up only 74 yards on the ground.

Edge: Giants

Special teams

St. Louis’ Josh Brown hit two of three field goal attempts last week after hitting 22 of 29 kicks last year, while the Giants missed their only attempt against Washington. New York holds a slight advantage in the punting game, averaging 45.2 yards per punt to St. Louis’ 42.3.

The Rams will miss Amendola in the return game, but New York has had issues with its special teams for a long time now and that’s unlikely to change Monday.

Edge: Rams

Word on the street

“They’re not going to try to trick you or anything like that. They’re going to run the ball at you and say stop it if you can. They’ve got a nice power running game and Eli can make plays when he has to. I’m pretty sure they’re going to try to run the ball on us, and with good reason. We didn’t stop the run real well last week.” - Rams defensive end Chris Long.

“They are going to be coming in here fighting. They don’t want to be 0-2 and we don’t want to be 0-2. We’re not underestimating them at all. But definitely we are going to come out and be aggressive and do what we do.” - Giants center David Baas


junkmansports Posts:1135 Followers:26
09/19/2011 07:16 AM

St. Louis Rams vs. New York Giants

- The St. Louis Rams and the New York Giants will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at MetLife Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Giants listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Rams, while the game's total is sitting at 43.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 31-13 loser as they battled the Eagles at home. The Rams failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 28-14 loser on the road against the Redskins. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS
New York: 0-1 SU, 0-1 ATS

St. Louis most recently:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 4-6

New York most recently:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis's last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing NY Giants
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Giants
NY Giants are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
NY Giants are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Giants last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the NY Giants last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Baltimore, Sunday, September 25
NY Giants at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 25

junkmansports Posts:1135 Followers:26
09/19/2011 07:16 AM

ATS Trends
St. Louis

Rams are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Rams are 6-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Rams are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss.
Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0.
Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss.
Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
Rams are 18-37-2 ATS in their last 57 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
Rams are 15-34-3 ATS in their last 52 games in September.
Rams are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 2.
Rams are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a SU loss of more than 14 points.
Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Rams are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

N.Y. Giants

Giants are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
Giants are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 2.
Giants are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite of 3.5-10.0.
Giants are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
Giants are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Giants are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
Giants are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss.
Giants are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Giants are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Giants are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC.

OU Trends
St. Louis

Under is 5-0 in Rams last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Under is 6-1 in Rams last 7 games after allowing more than 30 points in their previous game.
Under is 5-1 in Rams last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Over is 5-1 in Rams last 6 Monday games.
Under is 5-1 in Rams last 6 games on fieldturf.
Under is 5-1 in Rams last 6 games in Week 2.
Over is 4-1 in Rams last 5 games as an underdog.
Under is 7-2 in Rams last 9 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 6-2 in Rams last 8 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Under is 6-2 in Rams last 8 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0.
Under is 7-3 in Rams last 10 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
Under is 11-5 in Rams last 16 road games.

N.Y. Giants

Over is 4-0 in Giants last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Over is 5-0 in Giants last 5 games in Week 2.
Over is 5-0 in Giants last 5 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 games as a home favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Giants last 5 home games.
Over is 7-2 in Giants last 9 games in September.
Over is 19-6-1 in Giants last 26 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Over is 6-2 in Giants last 8 games on fieldturf.
Over is 15-5 in Giants last 20 vs. NFC.
Over is 5-2 in Giants last 7 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
Over is 5-2 in Giants last 7 games as a home favorite of 3.5-10.0.
Over is 7-3-1 in Giants last 11 vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 15-7 in Giants last 22 games overall.

Head to Head

Favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Rams are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

I am passing MNF Good Luck if you play

Junk