|2011 NFL Wildcard Playoff Trends: Saints vs. Seahawks|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 08 January 2011 08:00|
Saints vs. Seahawks Trends
Seattle, WA (The Spread) - Who holds the historical edge in the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks 2011 NFC Wildcard Playoff game this Saturday? Continue reading to check out our trends report for this NFL playoff matchup.
According to odds makers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, the Saints are 10-point favorites over the Seahawks on Saturday. The over/under total for this game is currently 44.5 points.
The Saints hold the recent head-to-head edge, as the favorite is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Saints are also 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss (they were beaten by the Bucs in Week 17) and 17-5 against the number in their last 22 games following a straight up loss.
There are other trends that favor New Orleans. According to latest NFL trends, Seattle is 0-10 against the spread in its last 10 games coming off a home win. The Seahawks beat the Rams 16-6 in Week 17 to win the NFC West and qualify for the postseason. The Hawks are also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games.
The total has gone over in four of the Seahawks’ last five games at home, and 1 of 1 games in this series have gone over the total over the last three seasons. That said, the under is 6-0 in the Saints’ last six games when they’re coming off a loss as a favorite.
The Seahawks will host the Saints at 4:30PM ET on Saturday. Coach Pete Carroll announced on Thursday that Matt Hasselbeck will start at quarterback. The Saints will be without running backs Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory, who were both placed on IR with separate season-ending injuries.