Saints Solid NFL Betting Home Favorites to win NFC Title over Rams

January 17th, 2019 NFL Football, Offshore Betting

Few NFL betting Playoff matchups offer as much potential excitement than the Rams vs. the Saints.  At the beginning two of the most brilliant offensive minds in the game will patrol the sidelines.  Sean McVay of Los Angeles and Sean Payton of the Saints are dynamic and creative offensive minds.  Simultaneously the quarterbacks are a pair of the NFL’s elite.  Jared Goff of the Rams and Drew Brees of the Saints light up the numbers like few others in the league.  To be exact Sunday’s NFC Championship has all the potential for continuous fireworks and high stakes drama.

Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints

Date and Time: Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:05 p.m. ET

Location:  Mercedes Benz Superdome

NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:

Rams+3 (EV)57 (-105)
Saints-3 (-120)57 (-115)
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Rams vs. Saints TV Coverage:  FOX

Los Angeles Rams

Last week was an impressive NFL betting performance by the Rams.  LA dominated Dallas in a 30-22 home payout in which they eviscerated the Cowboys vaunted defense.  Consider CJ Anderson ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns.  And Todd Gurley added 115 yards rushing with a TD.  While the Rams are considered to be a passing team with Jared Goff the fact remains, they ranked third in the NFL for rushing yards.  In fact, it’s their effective rushing that sets up Goff to pass.

New Orleans Saints

By contrast the Saints showed tremendous offshore betting resiliency last week in their 20-14 home win over the Eagles.  New Orleans had to rally from a 14-0 deficit and hold on at the end.  Not withstanding the comeback win the Saints failed to pay as 8.5-point chalks.  On the whole a vastly improved defense continues to spark New Orleans success.  Cause by this defense did the Saints become the top NFC seed.  Even though New Orleans is known for Drew Brees and high scoring offense it has not been enough until this year.

Stats to Consider

The Rams have not been an effective value as road dogs in recent weeks.  For example, Los Angeles has failed to cover five of their last seven games getting points away from home.  Three of their last five as road ups have gone under the total.  Balanced against that is the weak numbers by New Orleans as a home chalk.  The Saints have paid in just three of their last nine laying points at the Mercedes Benz Superdome.  Three of their last five in that role have gone under the total.

Team vs. Team

Presently in this head to head the Saints have had a slight edge.  New Orleans has covered two of their last three against the Rams.  Just three of the last seven in this matchup have gone over the total.  Additionally, the Saints have paid in their last three home games with LA.  Five of the last six in this series at New Orleans have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

A clear NFL betting matchup difference is the Saints defense.  In like manner the Rams stop unit has not been at the same level as New Orleans.  As was previously noted LA is not a reliable road dog.  Most important of all Brees is at last the equal of Goff.

Rams vs. Saints NFL Betting Odds Pick

In this situation the Saints rate the edge!

Rams vs. Saints NFL Betting Online Pick:  New Orleans Saints

Rams vs. Saints NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Saints 27, Rams 20

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