This Sunday’s NFL Week 11 matchup between the Rams vs Saints pits two of the season’s greatest failures against one another.
Los Angeles fell for the third consecutive time by being outscored 27-17 by the Cardinals, while New Orleans suffered its second straight loss in a row by losing 10-20 to the Steelers. Today, at JefeBet, we bring you the preview of the Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints.
Predictions and Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints NFL Week 11 Game on November 20, 2022
- Where: Caesars Superdome – New Orleans, Louisiana.
- When: Sunday, November 20, 2022, 1:00 PM E.T.
Odds provided by BetMGM.
Betting on the Los Angeles Rams
The reigning NFL champions have one foot out of the postseason thanks to a string of three losses that places them last in the NFC West.
After nine games played, Los Angeles is one of the worst offenses in the league, ranking as the third lowest scoring team with 148 points, last in average yards gained per play at 4.7, and second to last in yards per carry with an average of just 3.2. Now, Cooper Kupp, one of the best receivers in the league, will be sidelined for a few weeks due to injury.
Defensively, the Rams haven’t been as good as they were last season, but they are still above average. They are the team that has conceded the second-fewest first down opportunities to the opposition with 152, their opponents have only reached the red zone 23 times to rank third lowest, they have only scored 47.8% of those opportunities and their ground defense allows the third-fewest yards per carry with an average of 3.9.
Betting on the New Orleans Saints
Plagued by injuries and inconsistency, New Orleans has been far from a team that could fight the Buccaneers for the NFC South.
The main problem for the New Orleans offense has been the number of turnovers they have totaled with 19, the most in the league. Moreover, they are the third most penalized team: they have 72 penalties in addition to 600 penalty yards. Their offensive would be considerably more intimidating if not for this, despite injuries and starting three different quarterbacks.
On the defensive side, many might believe that being fourth in points allowed (247) puts them in a bad position, but the truth is that many of those scores have come because of the large number of losses on offense. In the red zone, the Saints barely allowing a touchdown 48.3% of the time. Additionally, they are seventh in sacks with 28, eighth in fewest yards per play with an average of 5.2, and their secondary allows the ninth-fewest net yards through the air (5.7)
Even though the point line looks very low, we should expect a close, low-scoring game on Sunday between these two rivals who have seen the Under in three of the last four meetings.
The Rams’ offense is one of the worst in the league, and the Saints’ offense will continue to struggle with turnovers against a Los Angeles defense that has remained one of the best in the league.
Prediction: Under (LA 16 – NO 17).