Los Angeles Rams (8-0) at New Orleans Saints (6-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 4, 2018, 4:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Orleans Saints -1 -- Over/Under: 60
The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday in NFL action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Los Angeles Rams look for their fifth road victory of the season to remain the only undefeated team in the league. The Los Angeles Rams have won each of their last seven road games. Jared Goff is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 2,425 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 16 games. Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks have combined for 1,315 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Cooper Kupp has 30 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 153.1 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley leads the way with 800 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 18.3 points and 327.4 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 66 tackles, Aaron Donald has 10 sacks and John Johnson III has three interceptions.
The New Orleans Saints look to build on their six-game winning streak while positioning themselves for the top seed in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints have won nine of their last 10 home games. Drew Brees is completing 77.4 percent of his passes for 1,990 yards, 14 touchdowns and one interception. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 14 games. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara have combined for 1,062 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Benjamin Watson has 23 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 108 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 408 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 27.2 points and 366 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 55 tackles, Cameron Jordan has five sacks and Marcus Williams has one interception.
The Rams are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 9 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Saints are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NFC, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rams are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings, the home team is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans.
The Los Angeles Rams remain the favorites to win the Super Bowl odds wise, but four of their last five wins have been decided by seven or less points. While wins are wins, the Rams could easily be sitting with two or three losses with just a bounce here or a bounce there not being in their favor. The New Orleans Saints are off back to back impressive road victories and will play their first home game in nearly a month, which I'm sure the fanbase has been waiting for this game for weeks and will be jacked up. The Los Angeles Rams have failed to cover eight of their last 10 games as an underdog of any kind. The New Orleans Saints have split their last 10 games ATS as a favorite of any kind. The bottom line is, I'm not sure how you turn down the Saints in a near pick em at home. The Saints are a completely different team on their home field, as the offense is deadly and the defense plays better with the crowd behind them. The Rams have been flirting with a loss for a while now and now head into possibly the toughest venue in the game. Have to back the Saints here with pretty high confidence.