New Orleans Saints (8-2) at Los Angeles Rams (7-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -2 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams meet up in California on Sunday in a show down of two division leaders and two of the league’s best teams.
The Saints look for their ninth victory in a row after a come from behind win at home last weekend as they take to the road to face off with the Rams who having an incredible season under new head coach Sean McDermott and are in line to take the NFC West division. New Orleans dropped their first two games of the season but they have responded in a huge way and a large part of that has to do with the emergence of Alvin Kamara in the back field as he and Mark Ingram make for one of the league’s best tandems and both players are huge offensive game breakers that has taken a ton of pressure off of Drew Brees who has way more time to think now that the run game is a huge threat. New Orleans’ defense also has taken a huge step forward and they will have to be sharp in this one as Jared Goff has looked brilliant in his second season in the NFL and Todd Gurley has responded nicely after a disappointing campaign last year.
The Rams meanwhile are coming off a huge loss on the road to the Minnesota Vikings that has put a major dent in their hopes for taking top spot in the NFC but they are in a nice position here to rebound with a home win against another top team in the Saints. Los Angeles has been known for their stout defense over the last few seasons led by Aaron Donald but they have developed a strong unit on offense as well as Jared Goff is enjoying a breakout season and Todd Gurley is back to his rookie form as one of the league’s best running backs and such this group looks as dangerous as anybody in the NFL in terms of total depth and strength on both sides of the ball. Los Angeles has struggled against the spread lately against teams with a winning record but this is a great chance for them to make a statement with the season drawing near a close.
The Saints are 4-0 in their last four ATS on grass and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games on the road while the Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. Los Angeles was beaten up in Minnesota last weekend and I see that continuing here as the Saints are rolling and match up well in a game that should be tight but goes the way of the visitors in the end.