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Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – NFL Preseason – August 30 2018

Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints Predictions, Picks, Odds, and Betting Preview – NFL Preseason – August 30 2018

It’s hard to predict how the Los Angeles Rams will fare in the regular season based on their preseason outings. It normally is the the case with most other teams, but the Rams’ insistence on not using their starters in these exhibition games is what makes it extra difficult. The New Orleans, meanwhile, will also be sitting most, if not all, of their starers this Thursday.

The Rams are pegged at -185 to rule the NFC West for the second year in a row, while the Saints are +185 to claim the crown in the NFC South, per TopBet’s NFL Futures odds.

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Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Rams vs New Orleans Saints NFL Preseason Game on August 30, 2018

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

When: Thursday, August 30, 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Line: Los Angeles Rams (+4) vs New Orleans Saints (-4) – view all 2018 NFL lines

TV Broadcast: NFL Game Pass

Betting on the Los Angeles Rams (2-1 Preseason Record)

The Rams have not played their offensive starters in any of their games thus far in the preseason, and that’s likely going to be the case again this Thursday when they take on the Saints on the road. Instead, the Rams are relying on the arms of Sean Mannion and Brandin Allen, who shared duties under center during last week’s close 21-20 win at home over the Houston Texans. Mannion threw for 68 yards and a touchdown on 11-for-17 completions, but it’s Los Angeles’ ground game that did most of the heavy lifting, as the team’s backfield produced 129 yards with two touchdowns, courtesy of John Kelly. The Rams’ stop unit, meanwhile, saw some starters play against the Texans, including monster defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

The Rams have covered the spread in each of their past two games in the preseason.

Betting on the New Orleans Saints (2-1 Preseason Record)

After a horrible performance in a Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, quarterback Taysom Hill picked the pieces up last week against the Los Angeles Chargers in which he threw for 66 yards and a touchdown with zero interceptions on 7-of-8 pass completions. The backup quarterback battle between Hill and Tom Savage is the one that’s going to be the most interesting component of this game for outsiders to watch out for. Savage is ahead of the battle according to many observers, but another strong performance from Hill could move him up the pecking order ahead of Hill and just behind Drew Brees, who is, without a doubt, the team’s Week 1 starter.

The totals have gone under in seven of the Saints’ last 10 preseason home games

Writer’s Prediction

New Orleans takes down the Rams, 27-24.

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