Rams vs. Saints Total Prediction
Following a low-scoring game at the Superdome a week ago between the Saints and Eagles, will the NFC Championship Game this afternoon between New Orleans and the L.A. Rams leave up to its shootout hype? Or is the over/under set too high once again?
311 Los Angeles Rams at 312 New Orleans Saints
3:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 20, 2019
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Saints are 3-point favorites to beat the Rams. The total, meanwhile, sits at 56.5 points. As of this writing, 54% of the public betting tickets are on the Rams to cover the point spread.
Los Angeles Rams
Todd Gurley (knee) was removed from the Rams' injury report. Coach Sean McVay expected Gurley to be limited, but this confirms he didn't have any setbacks in the Divisional Round. Gurley should see a larger share of the workload over C.J. Anderson in the NFC Championship.
New Orleans Saints
Saints LG Andrus Peat (hand) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. Peat is dealing with a broken hand, but he has played through it to this point. It does not appear as if that will change this week. RT Ryan Ramczyk (shoulder) and C Max Unger (knee) were also limited on Wednesday.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 5-1 in the Rams’ last six road games.
The under is 6-2 in the Saints’ last eight games overall but the over is 10-4-1 in their last 15 playoff games.
While bettors are paying a premium when it comes to the over, these two teams should be able to generate enough points to push the final score over the number. In the last six meetings between these two teams in New Orleans, the over is 5-1. In the last 13 meetings overall, the over is 9-4. The under cashed last week in the Divisional round matchup between the Eagles and Saints but a lot of that had to do with Philadelphia’s slow tempo offensively. The Eagles also didn’t score again after taking a 14-0 lead and the Saints took over eight minutes off the clock on one drive in the third quarter. In other words, there was plenty of things working against the over last week. This time around, with the amount of firepower that the Saints and Rams offer on offense, this game should light up the scoreboard.
NFC Championship Game Predictions: Rams/Saints over 56.5