At the beginning of the season New Orleans did not get a lot of hype for NFL bets as a top playoff contender. Carolina was pegged as the top team in the NFC South with Atlanta as second choice. For that reason, the Saints strong start to the season has caught more than a few gamblers off guard. While its no surprise that quarterback Drew Brees triggers a potent offense, the worry continues to be on defense. Not withstanding their promising record mediocre defense is what can hold down the Saints from the promised land.
Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints
Date and Time: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
NFL Bets odds at SBG:
|Rams||+1½ (-110)||59½ (-110)|
|Saints||-1½ (-110)||59½ (-110)|
Rams vs. Saints TV Coverage: FOX
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans has a record of 6-1 straight up and 5-2 vs. the line with four games going under the total. And the Saints are red hot with six straight wins with five consecutive payouts. Last week the Saints scored a 30-20 payout at Minnesota. Overall New Orleans ranks second in the NFL for scoring offense and 23rd for scoring defense. Brees has a 118.2 rating with 14 touchdowns and just one interception. The Saints lead the NFC South standings but Carolina is just one game behind.
Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles is looking like the best and most complete team in football. Consider their record of 8-0 straight up, 4-4 against the spread and 3-5 under the total. The Rams are coming off a 29-27 home win over Green Bay but failed to cover as 7.5-point home chalks. Of major concern LA’s success may drive down their betting value. For example, the Rams have failed to pay in four of their last five games. Furthermore, LA has gone under the total three straight games. Los Angeles ranks second in the NFL for offense and sixth for scoring defense.
Stats to Consider
Los Angeles has been a solid NFL bets value in recent road games. To illuminate the Rams have paid in six of their last 10 away tilts. Seven of their last 11 away from home have also gone over the total. Balanced against that is the Saints inconsistency getting the money at home. For example, New Orleans has covered the number in just two of their last six matchups at Mercedes Benz Superdome. Six of their last eight at home have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Overall the Rams have had the strong sportsbook value edge against New Orleans. LA has gotten the money in six of their last eight games with the Saints. Just two of the last six in this series have gone over the total. However, at the Mercedes Benz Superdome the Saints have won and covered their last two with LA. Four of the last five in this series at New Orleans went over the number.
Matchup to Watch
Defense is the matchup difference with the Rams in this NFL bets game with New Orleans. Concurrently LA quarterback Jared Goff has a 112.5 rating with 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. Goff is the one quarterback that can sling it with Brees.
Rams vs. Saints NFL Bets
To conclude the Rams are the call based on their vastly superior defense.
Rams vs. Saints NFL Bets Pick: Los Angles Rams
Rams vs. Saints NFL Bets Score Prediction: Rams 31, Saints 27
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