New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams - 9/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints
Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3:25 PM (Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -2 -- Over/Under: 52
The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in NFL action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The New Orleans Saints look for another win after a last second win over the Houston Texans. The New Orleans Saints have won seven of their last eight road games. Drew Brees is completing 74.4 percent of his passes for 370 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last 10 games. Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. have combined for 224 receiving yards on 17 catches while Alvin Kamara has seven receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 148 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 97 yards on 13 carries. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 28 points and 414 yards per game. Vonn Bell leads the New Orleans Saints with seven tackles, Trey Hendrickson has two sacks and Marcus Williams has one interception.
The Los Angeles Rams look for a 2-0 start after a three-point win over the Carolina Panthers. The Los Angeles Rams have won seven of their last eight home games. Jared Goff is completing 59 percent of his passes for 186 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have combined for 116 receiving yards on 15 catches while Brandin Cooks has two receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 166 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley II leads the way with 97 yards on 14 carries. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 27 points and 343 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 14 tackles, Dante Fowler Jr. has two sacks and Aqib Talib has one pass deflection.
The Saints are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 road games, 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Rams are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Saints are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Rams last 6 home games. The under is 7-3 in Saints last 10 games overall.
The New Orleans Saints have covered six of their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Los Angeles Rams are 4-4-2 ATS in their last 10 home games as a favorite. The New Orleans Saints have been covering machines on the road the last three or four years, and you know they have revenge on their mind with the way the NFC Championship ended against these Rams. In fact, you can probably put the closer than expected contest against the Texans as them possibly looking ahead a bit. I was banging the drum all of last year saying the Rams were overrated, and they didn't do much to impress me in a win over the Panthers. The Saints are the better team from top to bottom, and they're also the team that's pissed off. I like the value of getting free points with New Orleans.