Jaguars @ Rams Predictions: Week 5 NFL Pointspread Picks 10/6/13

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Week 5 pointspreads are out, and here at Cappers Info, we are set to analyze the NFL odds for one of the top games on the slate. The Jacksonville Jaguars vs. St. Louis Rams odds are posted, and we are set to make our NFL picks for another great game.

Week 5 NFL Picks: Jacksonville Jaguars @ St. Louis Rams
Date: Sunday, October 6th, 1:00 ET
Location: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
Week 5 Betting Odds: St. Louis -12 (41.5)
Jacksonville vs. St. Louis Live TV: CBS

The Rams and the Jaguars have a lot in common this year, and we won’t even include the fact that the two teams have a 1-7 record between them. Neither one can run the football all that well, and neither one can really stop the run either. Last week for example, St. Louis allowed over 200 rushing yards to the San Francisco 49ers. At halftime of that same game, with two fewer rushes than what San Fran had at the time, the Rams mustered exactly zero yards on the ground. Both teams are averaging less than three yards per carry, and both are allowing over 4.5 yards per carry (though Jacksonville’s 5.4 yards per carry allowed is borderline mind-boggling, even for the Jaguars). The good news for St. Louis is that it is coming off of a week in which it played on Thursday, giving it 10 days to prepare for this game instead of the usual seven like the Jags have. Teams in that situation this year are 5-1 ATS and 5-1 SU off of Thursday Night Football games.

The buzzards are going to be swarming around Head Coach Jeff Fisher if this game is lost, but we don’t think that it will be. However, with the return of WR Justin Blackmon to the lineup, at least Jacksonville might be able to put up a bit of a fight. This is a team that only has three offensive touchdowns all year long, but it will get at least two on the board in this one. That’s why Jacksonville is going to stick in front of the number, though it is going to be a close affair all the way through. Even against the Jags, we just can’t trust the Rams, who are one of the five teams this year without a cover under their belt.

Jaguars @ Rams Pick: Jacksonville Jaguars +12
Jaguars @ Rams Score Prediction: St. Louis 24 – Jacksonville 14

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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