Football gambling respect remains for the New Orleans Saints as they again look to make a Super Bowl run with the football betting odds after a sluggish start to the season.
The St. Louis Rams continue their quest for a playoff spot as they travel to New Orleans to meet the defending Super Bowl Champion Saints with a telecast on FOX set to start at 4:10 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with New Orleans as a 9.5 point favorite and with an over/under of 47.
St. Louis has a NFL gambling record of 6-6 straight up and 9-3 against the spread with 7 of their 12 games going under the total. The Rams are in a first place tie with Seattle in the NFC West Division and are riding a two game win/payout streak after last week’s 19-6 win at Arizona.
While rookie quarterback Sam Bradford gets much of the attention, credit, and headlines for his solid play the main reason for the improvement of the Rams is their defense which has climbed to an impressive 10th in the NFL for points allowed.
The offense is better than last year but has still been sluggish as it ranks 25th for scoring. Bradford has passed for 2653 yards and Steven Jackson has rushed for 985 yards to lead the team.
New Orleans has a betting on NFL football record of 9-3 straight up but just 5-7 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. The Saints have won 5 games in a row but have failed to cover their last 2 wins at Dallas and then last week in their 34-30 win at Cincinnati.
The Saints rank 5th in scoring defense and 8th for offensive scoring.
Football gambling excitement is growing for the Rams as they are one of the most promising young teams in the NFL and have emerged as a team that was given no chance for the playoffs in the preseason to one that is a respected up and coming contender.
Playing at New Orleans will be a tough assignment for the Rams who will not get the benefit of the Saints looking past them or failing to take them seriously.