Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints NFC Conference Championship Preview
Posted by: Charlie Smith
We’re one NFL football betting weekend away from finding out who will compete in this year’s Super Bowl. Naturally this Sunday’s Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints NFC Conference Championship will help us determine whose worthy of that honor. Luckily for us this year’s conference championship is shaping up to be one of the most competitive matchups in recent years. So should we expect a shootout this upcoming Sunday? Let’s check on the NFL sportsbook odds to find out.
Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints – Sunday, January 20th
When: 3:05 pm ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
NFL Football Betting Odds:
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams were ecstatic this past weekend since they were able to rake in the first postseason win of the Sean McVay era. Last season the Rams were one of the most dominant teams in the conference but ultimately failed to get any traction in the playoffs. This time around, Los Angeles was able to come up big by taking care of the Cowboys 30-22. Granted Los Angeles was heavily favored in that matchup and anything else would have been unacceptable. But now the Rams will truly be put to the test in this Sunday’s conference championship against the Saints. The NFL football betting odds are pegging the Rams as an underdog, which hasn’t happened much this season. Honestly neither offense has an edge over another, seeing as how the Rams averaged 32.9 per game while the Saints put up 31.5 offensively.
Players to Watch: Jared Goff (4,688 passing yards, 32 TD, 12 INT), Todd Gurley II (1,251 rushing yards, 17 TD, 0 F), and Robert Woods (1,219 receiving yards, 6 TD, 86 REC).
New Orleans Saints
The Saints first playoff action of this year’s postseason resulted in 20-14 win over the Eagles. Although that win wasn’t as lopsided as they would’ve wanted, New Orleans ultimately came out on top. Instrumental to that victory was a strong defensive effort, which the Saints look to replicate this upcoming Sunday. The numbers suggest that the Saints get a defensive edge over the Rams since New Orleans gave up 22.1 per game this season while the Rams gave up 24.0. On top of that, the Saints finished the season with a +1 turnover differential, while Los Angeles came in at 0.
Players to Watch: Drew Brees (3,992 passing yards, 32 TD, 5 INT), Alvin Kamara (883 rushing yards, 14 TD, 0 F), and Michael Thomas (1,405 receiving yards, 9 TD, 125 REC).
Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints matchup? No doubt this matchup is a bit of a tossup but given that they’ll be playing at home, and given that they beat the Rams earlier in the season, sticking with the Saints is your best course of action here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 45-42 New Orleans.