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Saints Have Struggled to Cover Against Losing Teams

The Rams and Saints may both be 4-6 but make no bones about it – New Orleans is the better of the two teams here. Drew Brees and the Saints opened as 6.5-point faves over Jared Goff and the Rams and it’s likely curtains for New Orleans if they don’t win this one.

  • The Rams are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against the Saints.
  • The Saints are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games at home against teams with losing records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of the Saints' last 10 games at home.

The Saints strung together five straight covers before their SU and ATS losses to the Broncos and Panthers but may have been lucky to achieve that as they’ve won just one game this season by more than five points.

The defense has been a problem for New Orleans all season but the Rams have one of the lowest offensive efficiency rates in the NFL. LA hasn’t scored over 10 points in four straight weeks and has dropped five of its last six games. The Saints are the third-highest scoring team in the league so this one has the potential to get lopsided.

The Rams are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games on the road after covering in their most recent road game and have covered just once in their last six games. 2016 is now basically a wash for the Rams and will be dedicated to teaching their new quarterback the NFL ropes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -6.5 for the host New Orleans Saints earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under betting line was hovering around 46, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

A 30-17 result in favor of the Saints is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New Orleans battles the Los Angeles Rams, currently with a 4-6 mark (4-5-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 5-5 for the Saints and 3-7 for the Rams. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 27-rated Los Angeles Rams taking on the No. 15-rated New Orleans Saints in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Orleans's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 28.5 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 7 this week at 18.7 PPG. The Saints aerial game is averaging 316.7 yards per game, more than the Rams secondary allows through the air, 215.7 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Los Angeles Rams own the league's No. 19-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 114.6 yards per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rams suffered a Week 11 loss against Miami in their last game, falling 14-10 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Drew Brees threw a pair of TD passes in New Orleans's last match, but they were defeated anyway by Carolina 23-20 in Week 11 action on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • New Orleans is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at New England, Sunday, December 4th
New Orleans home to Detroit, Sunday, December 4th