|2013 NFL Week 3 Odds, Spread & Over/Under Total: Cardinals vs. Saints|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 18 September 2013 17:00|
Cardinals vs. Saints Odds
New Orleans is 2-0 on the season, 1-0 at home and 1-1 against the spread. Arizona is 1-1 overall, 0-1 on the road and 2-0 against the spread. The home team has won four straight in this series.
Trends show that the home team has covered in four straight in this series and that Arizona is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 against the Saints. The two have hit the over in their last four meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, New Orleans is the favorite at home, as the Saints have a point spread of -9 against the Cardinals. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Saints favored by 7.5 points. The spread hit a low of 7 before climbing up to the Saints -9. The over/under total for the game opened at 48.5 points and bounced back and forth between that and 49 during the week.
The Saints are 2-0 on the season thanks to a pair of victories that came by a combined 8 points. New Orleans is averaging just 19.5 points per game despite ranking fifth in the NFL in passing at 318.5 yards per game. Drew Brees has thrown for 679 yards and three touchdowns on the season, but also has three interceptions. Jimmy Graham has caught 14 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. The Saints defense has shown a lot of improvement, as they are holding opponents to just 15.5 points per game.
Arizona improved to 1-1 last week with a 25-21 win over the Lions at home. The Cardinals are playing somewhat well on defense, as they are giving up just 24 points per game while holding opponents to only 58 rushing yards per game. Offensively, the Cardinals are posting 24.5 points per game, but the unit looks improved thanks to Carson Palmer at quarterback. He has thrown for 575 yards and three touchdowns in the two games.
In terms of Injuries, Arizona tight end Rob Housler (ankle) is questionable for the game. New Orleans defensive end Glenn Foster (ankle) and cornerback Patrick Robinson (foot) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New Orleans, as the Saints are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of -9 points against the Cardinals.