February 22, 2024

Saints vs. Rams NFL Week 16 betting odds and predictions


Is the spread in Thursday night's Saints vs. Rams game in favor of Los Angeles at 4.5 too high? Or will Matthew Stafford and company be in a crucial matchup for the NFC wild card picture against the 7-7 Saints?

Chances of playing and betting

451 New Orleans Saints (+4.5) at 452 Los Angeles Rams (-4.5); o/u 46.5

8:15 PM ET, Thursday, December 21, 2023

SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, CA

TV: Prime Video

Synths vs Rams general betting information

Our NFL Public Betting Information page shows that 71% of public bettors are currently backing the Rams. This information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.

New Orleans Synthesis DFS rotation

Saints coach Dennis Allen said Chris Olaf (ankle) will play against the Rams in Week 16. Olav sprained his ankle in week 14 and missed last week's game. He appeared to be ready to go, but was pulled after pregame warmups. The layoff would no doubt have ensured he could play on a short week like Thursday. Olav ranks as a low-end WR1 against LA's funnel pass defense.

Los Angeles Rams DFS Spin

Matthew Stafford Completed 25 of 33 passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns in the Rams' 28-20 win over the Chiefs in Week 15. Everything went as you would expect for Stafford and the Rams. Stafford and his stellar group of receivers faced little resistance from the secondary. Stafford threw just 8 incompletions on the day.

His first touchdown came on the Rams' first possession of the second half, when he found an open Cooper Kupp for a 62-yard score. He later connected with DeMarcus Robinson for a 23-yard touchdown to seemingly put the game out of reach. Jacoby Brist and the commanders stormed back, but their rally failed. The Rams' three-possession lead was too much for the Commanders, as the Rams were able to run out the clock following a Washington fumble. Now at 7-7, the Rams will travel to the Saints on Thursday night, where Stafford could be considered a fringe QB1.

The total has fallen short in 10 of New Orleans' last 12 road games

The total has fallen short in 16 of New Orleans' last 20 games

LA Rams are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games against New Orleans

The total has been UNDER in 5 of the LA Rams last 6 home games

Saint vs Ram prediction:

Consider the Rams, who have snapped a four-game sweep and are a perfect 6-0 in their last six games against the Saints. These two teams may have 7-7 records, but they are not the same. New Orleans has one of the easiest schedules in the NFL this season, and yet the Saints are just 4-9-1 against the number in 2023. They are also just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight conference games and have struggled in Thursday night contests, going 1-5 in their last six Thursday games.

Saints vs. Rams NFL Prediction: LOS ANGELES RAMS -4.5

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