Rams vs. Saints Prediction
Are the Saints a safe bet to cover as a sizable home favorite today when they host the Rams at 1:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Saints are 7.5-point home favorites versus the Rams while the over/under currently sits at 45.5 points. New Orleans opened as a 6.5-point favorite but the number was bet up a full point to 7.5, while the total opened at 46 before dropping a half-point to 45.5.
RAMS KEY TRENDS: The Rams are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game and are 7-3-1 against the number in their last 11 road games versus a team with a losing home record. That said, they're just 1-4-1 at the betting window in their last six games overall and are 1-4-2 against the spread in their last seven games in November.
SAINTS KEY TRENDS: The Saints are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent with a losing record, are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus NFC foes and have covered in six of their last seven games overall. They're also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
OUR PREDICTION: The Rams have owned the Saints in this series, covering in five of their last six games versus New Orleans overall. That said, the home team is a perfect 4-0 at the betting window in the last four meetings between these two teams and Jared Goff isn't going to match Drew Brees score-for-score on Brees' home turf. The Rams' defense will keep the team in the game as always, but eventually the Saints' offense will get rolling, especially if L.A.'s defense starts to get worn down in the second half.
NFL WEEK 12 PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS -7.5