Saints vs. Rams Spread Prediction

New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Rams, 11/4/18 Week 9 Predictions

In what should wind up being the best football game of the week, the New Orleans Saints will host the Los Angeles Rams at 4:25 p.m. ET tonight. Will the Saints end the Rams’ perfect season this evening?

Game Snapshot

469 Los Angeles Rams at 470 New Orleans Saints

4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 4

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Rams are 2-point favorites to beat the Saints. The total, meanwhile, sits at 57.5 points. As of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets are on the Saints to cover the point spread.

Los Angeles Rams

The Rams expect Cooper Kupp (knee) to return for Sunday's game against the Saints. "I know he’s feeling good and confident and excited to be back out there," coach Sean McVay said. Kupp ended up missing only two games after it looked like his season might be over when he went down against the Broncos in Week 6. Including the Denver game, Jared Goff averaged a modest 233 yards during Kupp's absence. Kupp will be a WR2 for Sunday's likely shootout in New Orleans.

New Orleans Saints

Alvin Kamara (illness) returned to practice on Friday. Kamara was under the weather on Thursday but there was never any concern about his status for Week 9. Coming off a two-touchdown explosion last week in Minnesota, the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year will be an upper-echelon RB1 Sunday when the Saints host the undefeated Rams.

NFL Betting Trends

Los Angeles

The Rams are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.

New Orleans

The Saints are a perfect 5-0 at the betting window and 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus NFC opponents.

Prediction

The line movement for this game has been insane this week. The Rams opened as 1-point road favorites, then the line jumped the fence and the Saints were a 1.5-point favorite midweek. By Friday, the line was back on the other side in favor of L.A., which is now a 2-point favorite. Sharps seem to be jumping on the underdog and swinging the line back-and-forth but that’s neither here nor there. The bottom line for me? The Saints have one of the best homefield advantages in football. The Rams have had a couple of close calls against teams with good quarterbacks, including the Packers, Seahawks and Vikings. The Saints don’t have a great defensive statistical, but they do rank No. 1 against the run, which is pivotal today when facing Todd Gurley. They’re also an opportunistic group that causes turnovers and gets after the quarterback. I like New Orleans.

NFL Week 9 Prediction: New Orleans Saints +2

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