Rams vs Saints : The New Orleans Saints will take on the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship game on Sunday afternoon, a showdown of youth vs. age, offense vs. defense, the Big Easy vs. The City of Angels, and I’m running out of things to include in this list so I’m just going to stop now.
Sean Payton and the Saints are coming in as hot as any team in football, with their usual juggernaut offense led by Drew Brees complemented by a defense that is suddenly looking extremely tough to beat. The Saints beat the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles in the last round, and looked comfortable doing so after some early stumbles, plus one late missed field goal and nail biting final drive, which ended in a Nick Foles interception.
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The Rams enter, somehow, as kind of the lowest key team in the conference championships. They are led by their ferocious defense, which pressures the quarterback as well as any team in the league. The offense, orchestrated by wunderkind coach Sean McVay – who makes me regularly feel awful about what I’ve accomplished by my age – hasn’t been as dynamic this season, but they’ve got one of the best running backs in football and Jared Goff is more than adequate at quarterback. Or, well, adequate. And that might be enough!
New Orleans is a 3-point home favorite on the NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. The last 10 games between these two teams have been split with both teams going 5-5 SU, though the Rams hold a slight advantage of 6-4 ATS.
The Saints and their home fans were left shell-shocked last Sunday when the team dropped into an immediate 14-0 hole in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles wouldn’t score another point however, and New Orleans eventually erased the deficit and survived with a 20-14 win.
Since going 5-0 SU and ATS with five straight wins by 10 points or more, the Saints are 1-5 ATS over their last six games with two losses and only one win by more than six points.
In their last 17 games at home, the Saints, the +175 favorites on the updated Super Bowl odds, are 15-2 SU and 8-9 ATS per the OddsShark NFL Database.