New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams NFL Picks Against the Spread 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is the site where Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams will play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 53.5. The Saints are 1-0-0 ATS and 1-0-0 when betting on the total. The Rams are 1-0-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-0-0 against the spread.
The last time they played, the New Orleans Saints played the Houston Texans and won by a score of 30-28. Alvin Kamara paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 28 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 97 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 7.5 yards per run. Michael Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 123 yards on 10 catches. He had an average of 12.3 yards per reception during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Saints was Drew Brees who went 32/43 with 370 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He gave away 1 pick in the game.
The Saints come into this game with a record of 1-0 this season. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams. For total yards, they sit in 1st among NFC teams and 2nd in the league with 510 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Saints have compiled a total of 2 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 30 points per contest, which has them at 9th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 148 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the NFC.
The Saints have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 28 points per game putting them 11th in the NFC. In regard to yards on the ground, New Orleans is giving up 180 yards per game putting them 4th in the NFC South and 30th in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 7.8 yards per rush ranking them 15th in the conference and 31st in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 148 rushing yards through 1 game. When it comes to passing yards, the Saints have conceded 234 yards. Teams are completing 66.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.5 yards per try. They have allowed 3 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing touchdown.
In their last game, the Los Angeles Rams faced the Carolina Panthers and earned the victory by a score of 30-27. Todd Gurley II led the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 25 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 97 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 6.9 yards per tote. Robert Woods led the team in receiving yardage by earning 70 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 8.8 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rams was Jared Goff who went 23/39 with 186 yards passing and threw 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 interception during the game.
The Rams step onto the field holding a record of 1-0. Los Angeles is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 166 rushing yards per contest, putting them 5th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 166 rushing yards through 1 contest, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Rams average 349 yards per game overall which has them at 18th in the league and 8th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Rams currently sit at 2nd among NFC West teams and 10th out of all the teams in the league averaging 30 points per contest.
The Rams are allowing 27 points per contest which puts them at 3rd among NFC West teams and 19th in the league. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 27 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are allowing 127 yards per game ranking them 24th in the league and 4th among NFC West teams. For this season, they have given up a total of 127 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the league. They are giving up 216 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Rams are ranked 7th among NFC teams. They have allowed 0 passing TDs for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rams -2.5
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