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NFL Betting Preview: LA Rams vs. New Orleans Saints

December 21, 2023


Week 16 of the NFL season will kick off on Thursday night when the New Orleans Saints travel to Inglewood, California to face the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 8:15 PM ET and will air on Amazon Prime.

 

The New Orleans Saints are tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 1st place in the NFC South and are on a two-game winning streak following a 24-6 win at home against the New York Giants on Sunday. The Saints have won by an average margin of 20 points per game during their winning streak, however, the wins came against two of the worst teams in the NFC, the Panthers and Giants, both of which are below .500 this season.

 

New Orleans has been an above-average scoring team and has one of the better passing offenses in the league as they enter this game averaging 22.07 points and 231.29 passing yards per game. 

 

Derek Carr has played a pivotal role in the passing offense this season as he enters this game having completed 302 of 448 attempts for 3,098 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions while Chris Olave has been the main beneficiary of the passing attack as he leads the team in receiving with 72 receptions for 918 yards and four touchdowns. The New Orleans Saints will look to get above .500 and extend their winning streak to three games when they travel to face the Los Angeles Rams.

 

After starting the season with a record of 3-6 heading into their bye week many fans had written the Los Angeles Rams off this season, however, after their bye week the Rams have won four of their last five games and are coming off a 28-20 win at home against the Washington Commanders. If the playoffs started today the Rams would be in as the 7 seed in the NFC.

 

Los Angeles features an above-average rushing and passing offense as they enter this game averaging 121.29 rushing yards and 235.93 passing yards per game. Kyren Williams has been a surprise and has played a pivotal role in the offense this season in his 2nd season in the NFL. Williams enters this game leading the team in rushing with 953 yards and eight touchdowns while adding 30 receptions for 192 yards and three touchdowns.

 

The Rams will look to improve their record to above .500 and take another step closer to locking up a spot in the playoffs when they host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.

 

BookMaker has the Los Angeles Rams listed as 4-point favorites at home against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night in week 16 of the NFL season. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Los Angeles has won two of the last three meetings. The Rams are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. The New Orleans Saints are 4-9-1 ATS overall, 2-4-1 ATS on the road, and 1-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Los Angeles Rams are 8-5-1 ATS overall, 4-3 ATS at home, and 5-2 ATS as a favorite on the year.

 

Both teams enter this matchup with an identical record of 7-7, however, Los Angeles has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the last three meetings. The Rams are 6-4 ATS in the last ten and 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series and have been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 8-5-1 ATS overall and 5-2 ATS as a favorite while the Saints are 4-9-1 ATS overall and 2-4-1 ATS on the road. Lay the points with the Los Angeles Rams when they host the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.

 

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Rams -4