Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints Football Betting Tips and Predictions 1/20/2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019
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Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue for the NFC Championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. The Rams beat Dallas 30-22 while the Saints defeated the Eagles 20-14. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 57.
The Saints are 10-7-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-10-0. The Rams are 8-8-1 ATS and their over/under record is 9-8-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams are 9-8-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Rams are 8-8-1 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 7-10-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 10-7-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
12/04/18 RB Malcolm Brown Shoulder is out for season
11/12/18 WR Cooper Kupp ACL IR
10/01/18 DT Dominique Easley Knee IR
09/20/18 WR Mike Thomas Hip IR
09/04/18 LB Carlos Thompson Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Garrett Sickels Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 DE Morgan Fox Knee IR
09/04/18 DE Ryan Davis Undisclosed IR
08/11/18 CB Kevin Peterson ACL IR
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
11/22/18 WR Dez Bryant Achilles is out for season
11/08/18 WR Cameron Meredith Knee IR
10/24/18 G Josh LeRibeus Ankle IR
09/26/18 CB Patrick Robinson Ankle IR
09/04/18 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Neck IR
09/04/18 DB Rickey Jefferson Knee IR
09/04/18 RB Shane Vereen Finger IR
09/04/18 WR Travin Dural Arm IR
01/14/19 DT Sheldon Rankins Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Rams
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams have run for 2,231 yards as a unit, which ranks 8th in the league. They've run 459 times, averaging 4.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams have been penalized on offense 96 times for 878 yards so far this year, which has them 16th in the NFL in penalties. They are 1st in the National Football League in points scored with 527. They have run 1,060 plays this year for 6,738 yards, which ranks them 10th in the NFL in total offense. The Rams average 6.4 yards per play, which is 7th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 401 1st downs this season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff has completed 364 throws while attempting 561 passes for a completion percentage of 64.9%. He has passed for 4,688 yards this year. He averages 12.9 yards per completion and 8.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 101.1.
The Rams rush defense has given up 386 attempts for 1,957 yards this season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 99 penalties for 852 yards on defense this year. That places them 3rd in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.2% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the NFL. Los Angeles is 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 384. They have given up a total of 5,737 yards on D, which is 19th in the league. The Rams are 19th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has allowed 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 11th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 347 throws on 533 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense this season, ranking them 8th and 20th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,780 yards in the air, which is 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams have tried 41 field goals this season and made 34, which is 2nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 82.9%. Los Angeles Rams kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 51 for 53 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,991 yards on 43 punts, averaging 46.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is 2nd in the NFL in punt returns with 30. They've totaled 307 punt return yards and are averaging 10.2 yards per return, which is 4th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 60 yards. They have returned 39 kicks for 834 yards on special teams, placing them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Rams average 21.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 40 yards this season. They are 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 8,102.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints are 4th in the NFL in points scored with 504. They have run 1,010 plays this season for 6,067 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the league in total offense. The Saints average 6 yards per play, which is 1st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 377 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans has run for 2,025 yards as a team, which ranks 5th in the NFL. They've run 471 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 94 times for 939 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the league in penalties. Drew Brees has thrown for 3,992 yards this season. He has completed 364 passes on 489 attempts for a completion percentage of 74.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 115.7. He averages 8.2 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion.
New Orleans is 10th in the league in points allowed on defense with 353. They have surrendered a total of 5,585 yards on D, which is 17th in the NFL. The Saints are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 384 passes on 573 attempts against the New Orleans defense this season, placing them 13th and 17th in the National Football League. The Saints pass defense has also given up a total of 4,302 yards through the air, which is 15th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 356 attempts for 1,283 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in the league against the run. The New Orleans Saints have committed 85 penalties for 814 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 7th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which is 16th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans is ranked 16th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 157 punt return yards and average 6.5 yards per return, which is 25th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 17 yards. They have returned 23 kicks for 560 yards on special teams, ranking 8th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 24.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 50 yards this year. They are 2nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,916. The New Orleans Saints have attempted 30 field goals this season and made 28, which is 11th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 93.3%. New Orleans kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 52 for 53 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,996 yards on 43 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That places them 8th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Saints -3
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