Week 2 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 St. Louis Rams vs. Atlanta Falcons odds are posted, and we are set to make our NFL picks for another great game.
Week 2 NFL Picks: St. Louis Rams @ Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, September 15th, 1:00 ET
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Week 2 Betting Odds: Atlanta -6.5 (47)
St. Louis vs. Atlanta Live TV: FOX
There is definitely a level of intrigue here with this game between the Rams and the Falcons. St. Louis isn’t exactly playing on house money at this point, but this is a game that it can afford to lose if it has to. Atlanta though, has two very tough games on the horizon (@ Miami, vs. New England), and dropping this one to fall to 0-2 could be a disaster waiting to happen. It also is the game where RB Steven Jackson comes to play against his former team, and you know that he is going to want to get a piece of the Rams in this one for essentially letting him walk.
The matchup might not be as lopsided as you would think, though. WR Roddy White is clearly still hurting for the Falcons, and there is no doubt that he is a pivotal part of the offense. The biggest weapon in the game for Atlanta, TE Tony Gonzalez could very well be neutralized due to the fact that the Rams have some speedy linebackers that have to line up against TE Jared Cook every day in practice. Defensively, both of these teams had some questions in the secondary last week, but both were very solid against the run against teams that don’t really run the ball all that well. Head Coach Jeff Fisher knows that he has a team that can compete this year, and this would be the notable upset. Remember that the Rams went a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last six road games of last season. Be very careful with this one, Atlanta. Don’t say that we didn’t warn you.
Rams @ Falcons Pick: St. Louis Rams +6.5
Rams @ Falcons Score Prediction: Atlanta 23 – St. Louis 21