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NFL: New Orleans Saints vs. LA Rams Prediction 12/21/2023

The New Orleans Saints (7-7) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Rams (7-7) on Thursday, December 21st. This game will be played at SoFi Stadium in SoFi Stadium and televised on AMZN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Kickoff is set for 8:15 ET.

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The Saints Are Coming Off A Win

The Saints notched a victory in their previous game, defeating the Giants with a score of 24-6. Being favored by 6 points against the Giants, the Saints came through with an ATS win.

Versus the Giants, the Saints finished with 28 rushing attempts, and Alvin Kamara led the way with 66 yards. Meanwhile, Derek Carr had 28 pass attempts, resulting in 218 yards and a passer rating of 134.

When facing the New York offense in week 15, New Orleans’ defense was thrown against 38 times, leading to 133 passing yards. On passing plays, the Saints gave up a completion rate of 57.9%, and they gave up a total of 193 yards of offense to the Giants.

Heading into week 16, the Saints are 2nd in the NFC-South on a record of 7-7. When comparing their mark to other teams in the NFC, they are 9th. So far, they have gone 3-4 on the road and 4-3 at home.

Thus far this season, the Saints hold a record above .500 against the spread, marked at 4-9-1. Their average scoring margin in the current season is +3. So far this season, the Saints hold an over/under record of 4-10. The average over/under betting line in their games has been 41.2 points, and their games have averaged a combined 41.1 points.

Saints Injury Report

  • Michael Thomas – Knee (Out)
  • Cameron Jordan – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Trai Turner – Quadriceps (Out)
  • Marshon Lattimore – Ankle (Out)
  • Ryan Ramczyk – Knee (Questionable)
  • Marcus Maye – Shoulder (Out)
  • Andrew Dowell – Knee (Out)
  • Eno Benjamin – Achilles (Out)
  • Carl Granderson – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Ryan Connelly – Knee (Out)
  • Lonnie Johnson Jr. – Knee (Questionable)
  • Chris Olave – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Payton Turner – Toe (Questionable)
  • Malcolm Roach – Knee (Out)
  • Nick Saldiveri – Shoulder (Out)
  • Isaiah Foskey – Quad (Questionable)
  • Kendre Miller – Ankle (Questionable)

The Rams Are Coming Off A Win

Los Angeles is looking to string together another win after taking down the Commanders 28-20 in their last game. As 6.5-point favorites against the Commanders, the Rams picked up a ATS win.

Offensively, Matthew Stafford ended with 258 passing yards with a completion rate of 75%. The Rams ran the ball 37 times, gaining 196 yards. The team converted 9 of 16 third-down opportunities.

The Rams defense is coming off a game in which they gave up just 14 first downs vs. the Commanders. Against the run, Los Angeles allowed 79 yards and 218 vs. the pass.

This week will be the Rams’ 8th game at home, where they have yet to lose (4-3). Their overall mark of 7-7 has them 2nd in the NFC-West. In the NFC, they are in 7th place.

Against the spread, the Rams have a record of 8-5-1. Their average scoring margin for the season is currently +1.2. This season, Los Angeles games have seen an average of 45.5 points, which is 10th in the league. Their over/under record stands at 6-8, with an average OU line of 44.6 points.

Rams Injury Report

  • Stetson Bennett – Non Injury Related (Out)
  • Tre Tomlinson – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Alex Ward – Neck (Out)
  • Tutu Atwell – Concussion (Probable)
  • Hunter Long – Knee (acl) (Out)
  • Ronnie Rivers – Knee (Out)
  • Duke Shelley – Hamstring (Out)
  • Ahkello Witherspoon – Groin (Questionable)
  • Joe Noteboom – Foot (Questionable)
  • Rob Havenstein – Groin (Questionable)

Saints Offense Breakdown

Regarding their offense, the Saints have an average 22.1 points per game, which places them 11th in the NFL.

New Orleans currently sits 8th in passing attempts and has an average of 6.4 yards per attempt (10). They are also ranked 14th in the league with 231.3 passing yards per game.

The Saints are currently averaging 3.7 yards per rushing attempt while carrying the ball an average of 28.1 times per game. In terms of rushing yardage, they hold the 19th position in the league.

Rams Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side of the ball, the Rams currently hold an average of 23.4 points per game, which places them at 9th in the NFL.

Los Angeles currently sits 11th in passing attempts and has an average of 6.7 yards per attempt (8). They are also ranked 11th in the league with 235.9 passing yards per game.

The Rams have been running the ball an average of 27.6 times per game and currently hold the 11th spot in the league in rushing yards. Their average yards per rushing attempt is 4.4.

Saints Team Defenselos angeles rams betting

The Saints defense comes into the game with rankings of 19th in tackles for loss and 14th in sacks. Their opponents have been scoring 19.1 points per game and gaining 311.9 yards (per game).

Rams Team Defense

The Rams defense takes on the Saints having given up an average of 22.1 points per game. So far, they are 21st in quarterback hits and are giving up 336.9 yards per contest.

Saints vs Rams Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, New Orleans has an ATS mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 24 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, Los Angeles has averaged 24 points per game while allowing 27. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-3 while going 3-2.
  • The Saints have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • The Rams have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 3-0 against the spread.

Saints vs Rams Prediction

New Orleans’ pass defense was able to contain New York’s passing attack in their recent game. Even as 4-point underdogs on their away turf, I believe they have what it takes to cover against Los Angeles.

For this matchup, I’m going to be hammering the under, as our model has the Saints and Rams combining for 43 points. Right now the over/under line is sitting at 44.5, so I’d recommend getting some action on the under.

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