Saints Rams Betting – Saints Look To Build Against Second Consecutive Winless Opponent
After falling to the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in the season opener, the New Orleans Saints bounced back with four straight sports betting wins to move out front in the NFC South division, before losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last week, the Saints bounced back from just their second loss of the season in a major way, as they destroyed the Indianapolis Colts in a 62-7 win. With back-to-back games against Tampa Bay and the Atlanta Falcons just around the corner, New Orleans will reload for this Sunday as they get set to take on the second winless team they will face in as many weeks at they travel to take on the St. Louis Rams.
New Orleans Saints @ St. Louis RamsSunday October 30, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri
NFL Betting Lines: New Orleans Saints – 12.5
Unlike the Colts, the Rams have had the majority of their starters in the lineup through an 0-6 start, although both quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Steven Jackson have spent some time watching from the sidelines. St. Louis has lost its last two games by an average of 24 points, and it isn’t likely to get any prettier for a team that competed for a division title just one year ago.
Saints Rams Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints
The Saints came out firing on all cylinders against the Colts, and it wasn’t as much about getting the win as it was about getting into a rhythm as they prepare for a couple of crucial games on their schedule against the Buccaneers and Falcons. New Orleans tied the record for most points scored in a single game since the NFL merger with 62, and they will look to continue to operate at a high level at St. Louis. Quarterback Drew Brees remains the focal point of the offense after throwing for 325 yards and five touchdowns, but with running backs Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles both excelling the Saints are no longer a one-dimensional offense.
Saints Rams Betting Preview: St. Louis Rams
While the New Orleans’ offense is among the best in the NFL, the Rams can’t seem to get it going both on the ground and through the air, as both units rank in the bottom-third of the league. Bradford and Jackson have both dealt with nagging injuries this year and it has hurt their production, with Bradford throwing for just three touchdowns while Jackson has been limited to 290 yards and two scores. On a team that lacks depth on both sides of the ball, wins will be hard to come by if the best players aren’t performing at a high level. St. Louis ranks dead last in rush defense with an average of 183.8 yards per game, and given what the Saints did to the Colts this one could get ugly in a hurry.