Biggest Sportsbook Risks to Take on Rams vs. Saints

Los Angeles Rams vs. Washington Redskins Predictions and Latest Odds
  • by Andrew Scofield
  • January 10th, 2018
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This online NFL betting weekend, the biggest sportsbook players on the planet will be able to wager on an NFC matchup that will likely turn in to a thrilling shootout between two of the most explosive offenses on the planet. This Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams will be playing host to the New Orleans Saints as both teams vie to secure their spot in the 2017 playoffs. To help clarify just what kind of matchup this could turn into; the Saints currently rank 3rd in the NFL in scoring while the Rams rank 2nd overall in points per game. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout NFL gambling sites are predicting for this Week 12 contest.

Betting New Orleans

The Saints come marching into this matchup with an 8-2 record that ranks them 1st in the NFC South ahead of the 7-3 Carolina Panthers. Before the 2017 season even began, the biggest sportsbook fans would not have picked either the Saints nor the Panthers to be in contention for a division title. Most bettors would have picked the Atlanta Falcons, the team that represented the NFC in the Super Bowl last season. But at 6-4, the Falcons aren’t living up to that expectation and both the Panthers and Saints have capitalized on that window. And with the Panthers as well as they have been as of late, New Orleans will need to pull out a win this Sunday in order to maintain the lead atop the division.

The latest sportsbook news make it seem like the Saints should have a leg up this Sunday, since the team comes into this contest riding an 8-game winning streak. During that tenure, the Saints have picked up wins against the Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Washington Redskins, so they’ve been betting some pretty talented teams. However, this Sunday’s game might be the biggest challenge they’ve faced in a few weeks.

Betting Los Angeles

The Rams ram into this Sunday’s pairing flashing a 7-3 record that ranks them 1st in the NFC West. Like New Orleans, the Rams are also in danger of losing their hold on the division since the 6-4 Seattle Seahawks have finally gotten a little air under their wings. Los Angeles recently had their 4-game winning streak promptly snapped by the Minnesota Vikings – the leaders of the NFC North. The Rams lost that game 24-7, which made their offense look extremely poor. Can we expect Jared Goff and Co. to struggle this Sunday against the Saints?

Considering that New Orleans’ defense ranks 8th in points allowed, 13th in total yards, 9th against the pass and 20th against the run: it’s safe to say that the Rams might have a hard time getting things rolling this Sunday. The Rams defense isn’t half bad either however, as they rank 6th in points allotted per weekend, 16th in yards allowed per game, 10th against the pass and 28th against the run. Ultimately, online NFL wagering players will find out just which franchise has the better offense this weekend. Most NFL gambling sites are predicting that the Rams’ offense will come out on top come Sunday.

Biggest Sportsbook Betting Lines & Odds:

New Orleans Saints             +2 ½ (-110)     53 ½ (-110)     +120

Los Angeles Rams -2 ½ (-110)         53 ½ (-110)     -140