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TNF: Saints vs Rams Prediction and Game Thread

It’s Week 16 of Thursday Night Football as the Los Angeles Rams host the New Orleans Saints

New York Giants v New Orleans Saints Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Thursday Night Football, Week 16. Tonight the Los Angeles Rams host the New Orleans Saints. The Rams are 4 point home favorites according to DraftKings Sportsbook.

The 7-7 New Orleans Saints come into this game tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for first place in the NFC South. There are currently five 7-7 NFC teams vying for just three available playoff spots, so this game is huge for both the Saints and the Rams. The Saints have won two straight against two of the worst teams in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers and the New York Giants. Prior to that the Saints had dropped seven of their last ten games. The Saints are just 1-5 on the year against teams with a .500 or better record.

The 7-7 Los Angeles Rams come into this game on a roll, winners of four of their last five games. After struggling early in the season, the Rams’ offense has come alive, scoring 28 or more points in each of their last four games. The Rams have played a brutal schedule this season, facing 10 opponents currently at .500 or better. In those 10 games the Rams have a 4-6 record.

I’m taking the team with the tougher schedule and the better record against .500+ teams. The Rams are playing at home and they’re the hotter team. I’m taking the Rams to defeat the Saints tonight. I have submitted my pick using the widget from our partners at Tallysight. You can follow all my picks throughout the season, as I prove for another season how I’m not made to be a gambler. Seriously, I cannot stress enough how bad an idea it would be to bet real money based on my picks. Don’t do it. Don’t even consider it. Make your own picks, and good luck. And if you do bet, consider using our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook.