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Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals – Picks & Predictions
Week 3 of the 2023 NFL season will provide fans with a treat on Monday Night Football, as the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) will travel to play the Los Angeles Rams (1-1) in their first meeting since Super Bowl LVI.
Odds for the game will be available on all major betting apps, featuring money lines, spreads, props, and sportsbook promos that will vary between providers. Here, we’ll provide a closer look at this matchup and things to consider when betting on it.
Head-to-Head: Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals
The last meeting between the Rams and Bengals happened on one of the biggest stages in professional sports. That game notwithstanding, the two teams have hardly met at all. As a pair of teams from different conferences, the Rams and Bengals have only played once every four years – their last regular season meetings came in 2019, then 2015, 2011, and 2007.
The Bengals are 0-2 after a disappointing start to the season, between losses to the Browns and Ravens. They’re buried in their division standings and fighting through a foggy injury situation with quarterback Joe Burrow’s calf.
The Rams are 1-1 after a pair of games against division rivals, beating the Seahawks but falling to the 49ers. With the 49ers mostly looking like the same juggernaut they were down the stretch in 2022, the story of the Rams is how well a handful of their players are performing above expectation. Cooper Kupp remains off the field due to injury, and Cam Akers was recently traded to the Vikings, but the offense is running well with Kyren Williams and Puka Nucua in prominent roles.
How to Bet on the Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals
Markets are available for every NFL game at all online sportsbooks. Finding an opportunity to bet on the Rams or Bengals, from a legal betting state, won’t be hard. Browse your available betting options to find the best odds for the bets you want to make, and look out for any props you’d want to bet on that may only be available from certain providers. Use BetMGM bonus code AMERICANGAMBLER to claim a 1.5K first bet offer.
Additionally, the Bengals and Rams will release more information about their players’ availability due to injury as the game approaches. Look out for line movement related to any major news, and make sure you’re not submitting a bet based on a lack of information.
Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Odds
- Money Line: LAR +130, CIN -154
- Spread: CIN -3.0
- Total: 43.5
Betting Tips for Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals
- The Rams are 3-7 through their last ten games but 7-3 ATS.
- The Bengals are 0-3 straight-up and ATS through their last three games.
- The Bengals are 4-1 in their last five home games.
- The Rams are 1-5 through their last six away games.
Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals Predictions
Most fans will take the Bengals in this one – they’re still searching for their first victory of the season, need a win to avoid falling to 0-3, and are playing a beatable Rams team at home. Slow starts like the one they find themselves in right now aren’t new; their 2022 season started in the same fashion before a Week 3 win helped right the ship.
Prediction: Bengals -3