Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Preseason NFL Parlay 8/30/2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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The New Orleans Saints host the Los Angeles Rams at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 38.5. The Saints had an over/under record of 11-7-0 and they were 10-8-0 against the spread last year. The Rams had an ATS record of 9-8-0 while their over/under record was 11-6-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams were 11-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Rams were 9-8-0 against the spread last year
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints were 11-7-0 against the over/under last season
The New Orleans Saints were 10-8-0 against the spread last year
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
08/11/18 CB Kevin Peterson ACL IR
08/03/18 DT Dominique Easley Knee is questionable Monday vs Oakland
08/03/18 DE Morgan Fox Knee is out for season
07/07/18 G Jamon Brown Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs LA Chargers)
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
08/03/18 WR Brandon Coleman Undisclosed PUP
05/21/18 RB Mark Ingram Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/08 vs Washington)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,953 yards as a team last year, which ranked 8th in the NFL. They ran 454 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 107 times for 922 yards last season, which had them 16th in the league in penalties. They were 1st in the NFL in points scored with 478. They ran 1,000 plays last season for 5,784 yards, which ranked them 10th in the league in total offense. The Rams averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 7th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 311 1st downs last year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff averaged 8 yards per pass attempt and 12.9 yards per completion last season. He completed 296 passes on 477 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating last season was 100.5. He threw for 3,804 yards.
The Rams rush defense allowed 417 attempts for 1,959 yards last year, putting them in 28th place in the league against the run. Los Angeles committed 102 penalties for 808 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 3rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 30.6% of possessions on defense, which was 8th in the league. They were 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 329. They surrendered a total of 5,434 yards on D, which was 19th in the NFL. The Rams were ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense gave up 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 11th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 324 passes on 555 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense last season, placing them 8th and 20th in the National Football League. The Los Angeles pass defense also gave up a total of 3,475 yards through the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams attempted 43 field goals last season and made 40, which was 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 93.0%. Los Angeles Rams kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 48 for 51 last year. Their punters totaled 3,113 yards on 65 punts, averaging 47.9 yards per punt. That placed them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles was ranked 2nd in the league in punt returns last season with 45. They accumulated 458 punt return yards and averaged 10.2 yards per return, which was 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 53 yards. They returned 40 kicks for 1,001 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Rams averaged 25 yards per kick return and had a long of 103 yards last year. They were 3rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,435.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints were 4th in the National Football League in points scored with 448 last year. They ran 1,000 plays for 6,259 yards, which ranked them 2nd in the NFL in total offense. The Saints averaged 6.3 yards per play, which was 1st in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 332 1st downs last season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans ran for 2,070 yards as a unit, which ranked 5th in the league. They ran 444 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints were penalized on offense 105 times for 967 yards last year, which had them 17th in the NFL in penalties. Drew Brees passed for 4,334 yards last year. He completed 386 throws while attempting 536 passes for a completion percentage of 72%. His quarterback rating last season was 103.9. He averaged 11.2 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
New Orleans was 10th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 326. They gave up a total of 5,384 yards on D, which was 17th in the league. The Saints were 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 16th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 329 throws on 554 attempts against the New Orleans defense last season, ranking them 13th and 17th in the league. The New Orleans Saints pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,597 yards in the air, which was 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 406 attempts for 1,787 yards last season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. The Saints had 108 penalties for 850 yards on defense last year. That placed them 7th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which was 16th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans was 16th in the NFL in punt returns with 34 last year. They totaled 218 punt return yards and averaged 6.4 yards per return, which was 25th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 24 yards. They returned 36 kicks for 825 yards on special teams, placing them 8th in kick return yardage. The Saints averaged 22.9 yards per kick return and had a long of 106 yards last season. They were 2nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,447. The New Orleans Saints tried 36 field goals last season and made 31, which was 11th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 86.1%. New Orleans kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 47 for 50 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,822 yards on 60 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That ranked them 8th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rams +4 and under 38.5 total points
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