Rams Huge Home Underdogs in Week 8
Expect one of the biggest point spreads in recent memory when the Saints Rams line is posted this week.
Fresh off a 62-7 thrashing of the Colts, the Saints get to try to top that against one of the league's other winless teams. The Rams lost again and are now 0-6, joining the Colts and Dolphins as loser franchises of 2011.
Of note, the OVER is 15-4-1 the past 20 times these franchises have met at St. Louis.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 31-rated Rams and the No. 3-rated Saints in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 35-4 win for the Saints on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 9.3 PPG, against a Saints defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 22.6 PPG. The Rams aerial game is averaging 208.2 yards per game, less than the Saints secondary allows through the air, 233.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Saints feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 121.5 yards per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.
New Orleans was a 62-7 winner in its last match at home against the Colts. They covered the 13.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 69 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Last time out, Drew Brees threw for 5 scores and 325 yards in leading his team past Indianapolis at Louisiana Superdome.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 34-7 loser on the road against the Cowboys. They failed to cover the 14–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 7-3
St. Louis Rams Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on turf are 1-9
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 1-9
A few Saints at Rams trends to consider:
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 16 of New Orleans's last 21 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
New Orleans is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of St. Louis's last 21 games when playing at home against New Orleans
St. Louis is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games when playing at home against New Orleans
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New Orleans home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, November 6
St. Louis at Arizona, Sunday, November 6