Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints Prediction, 11/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 11
Game: Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Saints (-3)
The New Orleans Saints (3-7) will take on the Los Angeles Rams (3-6) at Caesars Superdome on Sunday. Los Angeles is 3-point dogs. The total comes in at 42.5.
The Los Angeles Rams head into this matchup 3-6 this season. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Rams faced the Cardinals and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 27-17. Cam Akers was the best rusher for the Rams with 6 attempts for 22 yards (3.7 yards per attempt). Tyler Higbee averaged 9.1 yards per catch by recording 73 yds on 8 receptions. John Wolford connected on 24/36 with 212 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 79.9 and finished the game with 1 interception. In the running game, the Rams gave up 78 yards on 26 tries, which calculates to 3.0 yards per run allowed. Los Angeles allowed 26 pass completions on 37 tries for 220 yds, and a completion percentage of 70.3%. In the game, they ran 60 plays which totaled 256 yds. The Los Angeles Rams ended up rushing 20 times and compiled 66 yds, which is an average of 3.3 yards per carry.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Los Angeles Rams are sitting at 16.4 points per game. As a team they hold an average of 68.1 yards rushing which has them sitting 32nd in the National Football League. The Rams currently have 2,544 total yards over the course of this year. Los Angeles has accrued 111 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 37 infractions for 337 yds. They have turned the ball over 15 times (9 interceptions and 6 fumbles). In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Los Angeles has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 7 touchdowns via the ground.
The Rams rank 18th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 22.2 PPG. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per run and 96.1 yards on the ground per game over the course of this season. In total, they have allowed 865 rushing yards through 9 games. Concerning yards via the pass, the Rams have surrendered 1,932 yards which has them ranked 12th in the league. They have conceded 214.7 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 67.7%. Over the course of this year, they have yielded 310.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 6th in the league. They have allowed 11 touchdowns via the pass and 6 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Saints head into this game 3-7 for this year. When they last stepped on the football field, the Saints took a loss by a final score of 20-10 when they faced the Steelers. Andy Dalton (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 174 yards on 17/27 through the air while his quarterback rating was 62.9. He had 2 picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 6.4 yds. Alvin Kamara ran the ball 8 times for 26 yards, ending the contest with 3.3 yds per carry for New Orleans. Juwan Johnson was the leading receiver for the Saints, hauling in 5 balls for 44 yards (8.8 yards per reception). New Orleans rushed the ball for 1.9 yards per carry, finishing with 29 yds on 15 carries. The Saints finished with a total of 186 yds on 45 plays (4.1 yds per play). The Saints secondary conceded a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 162 yards on 18 for 30 passing. New Orleans conceded 43 run attempts for 217 yards (5.0 yds per rush).
The New Orleans Saints average 358.4 yards/game which has them sitting 10th in the league. They hold an average of 120.7 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,207 yards in total. The New Orleans offense has totaled 600 yards of penalties on 72 violations, which ranks them 4th in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 12 interceptions while losing 7 fumbles and they have obtained 114 1st downs. Over the course of the season to this point, the Saints currently have a total of 2,377 passing yards as well as holding an average of 237.7 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 10th in the league. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Saints are ranked 17th in the NFL scoring 22.2 points per game.
They have given up 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 195.9 yards per outing, which has them sitting 6th in the league. New Orleans has given up a total of 1,305 yards on the ground (130.5 yards per outing) in addition to 11 touchdowns rushing for the year. Their defense has 7 takeaways (5 fumbles recovered and 2 picks) on the year. The Saints defense taken the field for 625 plays, which has them ranked 27th in the NFL. This year, they have relinquished 247 total points. The Saints are allowing 24.7 points per contest, ranking them 25th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -3
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