The New Orleans Saints will be trying to catch up to the Philadelphia Eagles, who have the best record in the NFC, when they take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The game will be played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and is scheduled to begin at 4:25 PM. ET.
Saints vs Rams Odds
Point Spread and Over/Under
- Saints +2.5
- Rams -2.5
- Over/Under 53.5
New Orleans Saints Analysis…
The Saints are coming into this game on an eight-game winning streak, which is the longest active streak in the NFL. The team started 0-2, and looked like they were headed for another 7-9 season, but they were able to quickly turn things around and have been unstoppable ever since.
The Saints have been known as one of the best offensive teams in the NFL since they signed Drew Brees. This year, they are averaging 30.2 points per game, which is the third best in the league.
Defensively, the Saints have been one of the worst teams for the better part of a decade, but they seem to have turned the corner because their defense is one of the best in the league this year. The Saints are holding opponents to 19.6 points per game, which is 9th in the league.
New Orleans will be going up against one of the best rushing teams in the league, which has been one of their biggest issues this year. If they can slow down the Rams rushing attack, they should be in very good shape in this one.
Los Angeles Rams Analysis…
The Rams have been the biggest surprise in the league this year, and had a share of the second best record in the NFC before they lost to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
Despite the loss to the Vikings, the Rams are still in contention for the best record in the NFC, but will need to win this game to keep pace with the Vikings and Eagles, who have the best record in the NFL.
Todd Gurley will try to bounce back from his worst game of the season against a Saints team that has given up a lot of yards on the ground. If the Rams are ab le to establish the run early, quarterback Jared Goff should be able to get the passing game going.
Despite their setback in Minnesota, the Rams still have the second best offense in the league, and a defense that as stingy as they come. But, if they want to win this game, they can’t afford to get into a shootout with Brees, who lives for games like that.
The Saints have had a lot of close calls on the road this year, and are going up against a Rams team that is still salty from their loss to the Vikings. Take the Rams -2.5.
Play: Rams -2.5