This game is a rematch of both an explosive 2018 regular-season game, and a controversial NFC Championship. These two teams combined for a whopping 129 points in their two contests against each other last year. Each team is 1-0 entering this matchup, and scored 30 points in Week 1, winning by three or fewer points.
The Saints had a great come-from-behind victory over the Texans on Monday Night Football. They trailed 14-3 at halftime and allowed over 400 yards of total offense. Fortunately, they had 500 yards of their own and sacked Deshaun Watson six times. New Orleans threw the ball on their first five plays, indicating that they may not be the same two-headed heavy rush attack the team was down the stretch in 2018.
The Rams won in the opposite fashion. They had a 13-3 lead at the break before making things tight towards the end of the game. Todd Gurley was able to rush for 97 yards, but he did so on just 14 carries, only 54% of running back carries for the Rams. Los Angeles clearly does not want him carrying a full workload just yet after dealing with knee issues dating back to the end of the 2018 regular season.
All odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
Saints at Rams
Point Spread: Saints +2
Total Points: 52.5
Money Line: Rams -129; Saints +107
Overall 2018 (2019): Saints 14-4 (1-0); Rams 15-4 (1-0)
ATS 2018 (2019): Saints 10-8 (0-1); Rams 9-8-2 (1-0)
O/U 2018 (2019): Saints 7-11 (1-0); Rams 8-10-1 (1-0)
Notable Prop Bets
Total Touchdowns - Over 2.5: -157; Under 2.5: +118
First to 30 Points - Saints +230; Rams +155; Tie +135
Total Points - Over 26.5: -122; Under 26.5: -106
Total Yards of Longest Successful Field Goal - Over 46.5: -115; Under 46.5: -115
- The Rams have won 12 of their last 13 day games.
- The Saints have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six games.
- Six of the Saints’ last seven road games have gone UNDER the total points line.
- Alvin Kamara has scored the last touchdown in three of the Saints’ last four September games against NFC opponents.
- Taysom Hill has scored a touchdown in three of the Saints’ last four games.
- Todd Gurley II has scored at least one touchdown in each of his last six appearances in home games against NFC opponents.
- Malcolm Brown has scored at least one touchdown in each of his last two appearances against NFC South opponents.
- Alvin Kamara has scored at least one touchdown in eight of the Saints’ last 10 Sunday road games.
Put your knowledge to the test. Sign up for DraftKings and experience the game inside the game.
Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER
Odds and lines subject to change. See website for actual odds.
*21+. NJ/WV only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See website for details.