The Los Angeles Rams are, per the NFL betting spread, two-point favorites when they host the New Orleans Saints as the Second Coming of the Greatest Show on Turf goes head to head with the Greatest Story Ever Told aka the Gospel According to Breesus. “There’s some resemblance to those Rams teams when we were in St. Louis, but they still got a ways to go,” former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt said of the LA Rams. “But I am excited about the development of Jared Goff and Sean McVay being a shot in the arm for this football team. Todd Gurley is running the ball extremely well and he’s catching the ball out of the backfield.”
- Date: Sunday, 26th November
- Time: 4:25 PM
- Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
- Online sportsbook NFL odds:
Saints +2 (-110) 54 (-110) +110
Rams -2 (-110) 54 (-110) -130
Drew Brees’s passes describe a parable, err, parabola
The Saints have won eight straight games, but that streak almost came to an end against the Redskins on Sunday. New Orleans trailed by 16 points with a little more than three minutes remaining and had all but given up the ghost. However, Breesus said, “This sickness is not unto death.” He then proceeded to work one of his miracles, and while the Saints failed to cover the spread for the second time in four weeks, they improved their SU record to 8-2. In addition to the customarily on point passing game, the ground attack is on good hands, or feet, as the case may be; Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are both averaging more five yards per carry (the Rams allow over 120 rushing yards per game, wink wink).
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The Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last seven meetings the Rams, 8-1 in their last nine games after a straight-up win, 4-1 ATS in their last five games in November, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 on the road, and 18-7-1 against the NFL betting spread in their last 26 when playing NFC teams.
The Gurley Show
The Rams’ four-game SU and ATS streak ended in a 7-24 loss to the Vikings on Sunday. The Vikes managed to hold the Rams, who entered averaging 32.9 points per game, to single-digit points for the first time this season. Todd Gurley had just 37 yards on 15 carries, but did score a six-yard touchdown, and leads the league with 11 TDs (8 rushing and 3 receiving), which is a career-best for the Georgia product. As good as the Rams have been this season, especially compared to the last, the lingering question remains; are they for real? LA has won just two home games this season and has lost eight of their last 10 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Furthermore, they have defeated only one team with a winning record this season. The Rams are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall, 7-15 ATS in their last 22 in Week 12, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 at home, and 3-11-1 against the NFL betting spread in their last 15 versus the NFC.