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Saints vs. Rams: Best anytime NFL TD scorer bets for Thursday Night Football in Week 16

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (15) celebrates his touchdown scored against the Washington Commanders with wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) during the second half at SoFi Stadium.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Demarcus Robinson (15) celebrates his touchdown scored against the Washington Commanders with wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) during the second half at SoFi Stadium.

Week 16 of the NFL season kicks off with a rematch of the infamous 2019 NFC Championship Game. Now though, the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints are not playing for conference supremacy, rather to get over .500 and improve their chances at reaching the playoffs.

A loss here would be detrimental for both teams, especially the Saints, who are currently tied with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for first place in the NFC South. The Rams, meanwhile, have won four of their last five to sneak back into the playoff picture.

So, in this game that means so much for both sides, who is going to step up? Who will wind up in the endzone tonight? That's what we're here to tell you. Here are the best anytime touchdown bets for Thursday Night Football with odds via DraftKings.

Saints vs. Rams: Predictions, odds and fantasy news for Thursday Night Football

Best anytime TD bets for Thursday Night Football, Saints vs. Rams

QB/TE Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (+215)

In what should be a very close game, the New Orleans Saints will likely attempt to chew a lot of clock and run the ball often. The Rams have allowed five rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks this season and all of them have been from near the goal line. The Saints love using Hill near the goal line, and the Rams have not allowed a running back to score on the ground since Week 9, before their bye.

Hill has scored in four of six games this season where he receives five or more carries. There's a good chance Hill earns several carries this week with the team's best wideout Chris Olave coming off an ankle injury that kept him out of Week 15 action.

WR Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams (+120)

The New Orleans Saints are a pretty good pass defense, having not allowed 300 yards passing once this entire season. That said, they've allowed at least one passing touchdown in all but four games this year. The four quarterbacks who didn't throw a touchdown? Tommy DeVito/Tyrod Taylor, Bryce Young, Mac Jones, Ryan Tannehill.

Matthew Stafford is much better than everyone on that list and he has better weapons than everyone on that list. Cooper Kupp has scored in three straight games. The team is clearly trying to get him going after a sluggish few weeks in the middle of the season. His streak should continue tonight.

RB Kyren Williams, Los Angeles Rams (-205)

These odds are not great. The payout will not grant you generational wealth like so many hope to get from gambling. That said, it's still a pretty good bet.

The Saints have surrendered at least 80 rushing yards to their opponents in seven of their last nine games. Kyren Williams has been one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL recently, having put up at least 100 yards on the ground in four of his last five. Even in that one outlier game, he still had 88 yards and a touchdown. Furthermore, the Rams will get star right tackle Rob Havenstein back for this game after he was inactive for Week 15.

How to watch Thursday Night Football, Saints vs. Rams: TV, streaming

  • When: Thursday, December 21, 2023

  • Where: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California

  • Time: 8:15 p.m. ET/5:15 p.m. PT

  • TV: Amazon Prime

  • Stream: Amazon Prime Video

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