Saints vs Rams Prediction - NFL Picks 12/21/23

Los Angeles Rams (7-7) vs New Orleans Saints (7-7)

Game Info: Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 8:15 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Rams -4 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams face off on Thursday in a key NFL showdown at SoFi Stadium. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Saints vs Rams prediction.

Saints Need This Win

The Saints come into this game with a 7-7 record and as they are competing for the NFC South and the Wild Card spot, every one of these games is a must win. The Saints last game came against the New York Giants, and the defense really stepped up giving up only six points on the way to the victory. Derek Carr completed 23 of his 28 passes for 218 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Kamara also rushed for 66 yards and caught five passes for 44 yards. The Saints overall this season are averaging 22.1 points while their defense is giving up 19.1 points per game. The defense is ranked 6th in the league, and the defense is going to need to step up here. Cam Jordan is dealing with an ankle injury and he’s questionable for this game. 

Saints Betting Trends

  • The Saints have won seven of their last eight Week 16 games.
  • The Saints have failed to cover the spread in each of their last four games played on the West Coast.
  • The favorites have won the first half in seven of the Saints' last eight Week 16 games.
  • The Saints have won the first quarter in each of their last four Week 16 games against NFC opponents.
  • Ten of the Saints' last 11 games following a win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Rams Look For Another Big Win

The Rams are also competing for a Wild Card Spot and this is a big game for them. In the last game against the Washington Commanders, the Rams scored 28 points and they ended up winning by eight points. Running back Kyren Williams had a strong game finishing with 27 carries for 152 yards and a touchdown. Cooper Kupp also caught eight passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. The Rams are averaging 23.4 points while their defense is giving up 22.1 points per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league and they are going to need the offense to get out to a fast start here. 

Rams Betting Trends

  • The Saints have won seven of their last eight Week 16 games.
  • The Saints have failed to cover the spread in each of their last four games played on the West Coast.
  • The favorites have won the first half in seven of the Saints' last eight Week 16 games.
  • The Saints have won the first quarter in each of their last four Week 16 games against NFC opponents.
  • Ten of the Saints' last 11 games following a win have gone UNDER the total points line.

Rams vs Saints Betting Prediction

The Saints are going to keep this game close. Carr looked really good in his last game and he’s going to find success in this game. The Saints also have the better defense as they are giving up only 19.1 points per game. In this game the Saints defense is also going to step up. I really think this is a game that the Saints can win this game outright, but we are going to take the points to be safe. Back the Saints against the spread here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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