2014 NFL Divisional Round Playoff Odds & Spread: Saints vs. Seahawks Print
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Saturday, 11 January 2014 10:30
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Saints vs. Seahawks Odds

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SEATTLE, WA (The Spread) – The second round of the NFL Playoffs get started today when the Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints at 4:35PM ET on FOX.

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Seattle is 13-3 on the season, 7-1 at home and 11-5 against the spread. New Orleans is 12-5 overall, 4-5 on the road and 9-8 against the spread. Seattle has won its last two against the Saints, including a 34-7 win at home on Dec. 2.

Trends show that the Saints are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 trips to Seattle and just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. Seattle is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 playoff home games and 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games against a team with a winning record.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Seahawks are favored at home, as they have odds of -8 points against the Saints. The over/under total for the game has been set at 45 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Seahawks favored by 9.5 points. The spread climbed to 10 points before falling back to 8. The over/under total opened at 48.5 points but made the steady fall all the way to 45.

The Seahawks ended the season with a 27-9 win over St. Louis to secure the top spot in the playoffs. The Seahawks actually dropped two of their final four games to make the NFC West race interesting. In the win over New Orleans, the Seahawks held the Saints to just 188 total yards while racking up 429 yards on their own. Seattle is averaging 339.1 yards per game on offense this year while giving up just 273.6 yards per game. Russell Wilson has thrown for 3,357 yards and 26 touchdowns this season while Marshawn Lynch has rushed for 1,257 yards and 12 scores. The defense has been led by Earl Thomas, who has 105 tackles and five interceptions.

The Saints are coming off a 26-24 win at Philadelphia in last week’s Wild Card playoff game. The Saints won the game with a 32-yard field goal as time expired. They held the Eagles to just 256 total yards while racking up 434 yards on their own. New Orleans is averaging 399.5 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 305.7 yards per contest. Drew Brees has thrown for 5,162 yards and 39 touchdowns this season while Jimmy Graham has caught 86 passes for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns. The defense has been led by Cameron Jordan, who has 12.5 sacks and 47 tackles.

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In terms of Injuries, Seattle cornerback Tharold Simon (foot) is out for the game while receiver Percy Harvin (hip) is probable. New Orleans running back Pierre Thomas (chest) and defensive end Keyunta Dawson (ankle) are questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Saints, as New Orleans is getting 62% of the wagers with odds of +8 points at Seattle on Saturday.

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