We’ve made it to one of the most exciting days on the sports calendar. NFL’s Championship Sunday is set for a fun one, and we’re here to help you make your picks against the spread.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about Christmas, that’s already past. We’re talking about NFL Championship Sunday. This is the best day of the entire year.
This year, we get to see the four best teams all season go head to head. The top two seeds made it past Divisional Round Weekend, providing us with two absolutely beautiful matchups. Both matchups are rematches from the regular season with somewhat surprising outcomes. Will the same thing happen this time around?
Last week, most of the games went the way of the favorite, and the New Orleans Saints could have covered the spread if it wasn’t for a missed field goal. Most of the matchups were over early, and a lot of people were able to get on with their weekend because the winners were decided in the first half.
It what is actually a bizarre stat, the four teams left in the race are the four best scoring teams in the league. Remember how defense wins championships? Well, that’s not necessarily the case in 2019.
This week, we expect something different. When these four teams faced off earlier in the season, we saw 83 and 80 points scored. Clearly, there will be some high flying matchups, or so we think.
With so much on the line, do we really need to make it even more interesting by putting money on it? Yes, yes we do. These are two of the most interesting matchups of the year, and Vegas set the lines to make them very easy to bet on. Here is one of the final weeks to bet against the spread.
Last Week: 3-1
Regular Season Record: 127-116-7
As usual, we will get our lines from the Westgate Sports Book.
Los Angeles Rams @ New Orleans Saints (-3.5)
This is quite the intriguing matchup. The New Orleans Saints have been the best team on both sides of the ball all season long. Well, except for the times that the Los Angeles Rams were the best team in the league. These two teams have been going back and forth trying to take the distinction of best in the league. This was the only matchup that made sense in the NFC.
Last week, the New Orleans Saints went down to the wire. After going down 14-0, they stormed back against Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles. 20 straight points and a timely drop by Alshon Jeffrey has the Saints looking for another Super Bowl. Now, they look to take one of the most efficient passing attacks into the Superdome and come out a winner.
Meanwhile, the Rams come off a game where they were demolished the Dallas Cowboys. The final score says it was within one score, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. They went up 20-7 going into halftime, and just went on cruise control to eventually win the game. Todd Gurley looked pretty good, and CJ Anderson looked great. Now, Gurley is off the injury report entirely, which is bad news for the Saints.
This matchup comes down to how well the Rams secondary can stop the Saints offense. More importantly, can Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters stop Michael Thomas? The Rams might have enough pieces to make things at least hard. With the Rams offense clicking, and Gurley healthy, this will be enough to go to the Super Bowl.
Los Angeles 31, New Orleans 28