Week 16 gets underway on Thursday night with a pivotal matchup in the NFC as the Los Angeles Rams welcome the New Orleans Saints to SoFi Stadium. There are multiple star players in this primetime contest, making this the perfect game to play a same game parlay.
With a same game parlay, bettors can take two or more of their favorite bets from a particular game and put them together in hopes of a big payout. For Thursday night’s game, I’ll be using DraftKings Sportsbook to hopefully compile a winning same game parlay using sides, totals, and player props.
Best Same Game Parlay Picks for Saints vs. Rams (+900)
- Matthew Stafford OVER 1.5 touchdown passes (-130)
- Kyren Williams OVER 88.5 rushing yards (-125)
- Juwan Johnson OVER 21.5 receiving yards (-115)
- Alvin Kamara OVER 31.5 receiving yards (-120)
Matthew Stafford OVER 1.5 touchdown passes (-130)
Stafford has been playing well over the last five games, throwing nine touchdowns and one interception. In last week’s win against the Commanders, the veteran quarterback completed 75.8% of his passes for 258 yards and two touchdowns.
Stafford has multiple weapons at running back, wide receiver, and tight end that he can lean on in the passing game. It might be tough for him to go OVER 1.5 TD passes on Thursday night, as the Saints’ defense has allowed 1.1 TD passes per game (sixth-best in the NFL). However, it's hard to look past what Stafford has done, who has gone OVER 1.5 TD passes in four straight games.
Kyren Williams OVER 88.5 rushing yards (-125)
The second-year running back has a favorable matchup on Thursday night against the Saints’ defense. New Orleans has struggled to stop the run, allowing 126.4 yards per game (24th in the NFL) this season.
Last week, the Saints held Giants running back Saquon Barkley to 14 yards on nine carries. But New Orleans will be facing a better offensive line and a running back who has been electrifying since returning from injury. Williams has gone OVER 88.5 rushing yards in three out of his last four games and had 152 rushing yards against the Commanders.
Juwan Johnson OVER 21.5 receiving yards (-115)
With Chris Olave set to to play on Thursday, but still working his way back from an ankle injury, the Saints might have to get everybody involved in the passing game. The 27-year-old Johnson doesn’t get a ton of targets for New Orleans, but he still finds a way to get a couple of catches.
Last week against the Giants, Johnson posted two receptions (two targets) for 38 yards and a touchdown. He will be facing a Rams’ defense ranked 27th in DVOA-TE and allowing 58.2 yards per game to the position, per ftnfantasy.com. Lastly, the 6-foot-4 tight end has gone OVER 21.5 receiving yards in four out of 10 games this season.
Alvin Kamara OVER 31.5 receiving yards (-120)
The Rams’ defense has done a great job limiting opposing running back’s production in the passing game this season (21.7 receiving yards per game, best in the NFL). However, that won’t stop us from taking Kamara’s receiving prop.
The star running back has been a weapon in the passing game for a subpar Saints’ offense. He has 68 receptions (78 targets) for 446 yards and a touchdown. In last week’s win against New York, Kamara produced five receptions (five targets) for 44 yards. Kamara has gone OVER 32.5 receiving yards in nine out of 11 games and averages 37.4 yards per game on the road.
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