|2013 FOX NFL Game of the Week Odds & Spread: Saints vs. Patriots|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 11 October 2013 16:00|
Saints vs. Patriots Odds
New Orleans is 5-0 overall, 2-0 on the road and 4-1 against the spread. New England is 4-1 overall, 2-0 at home and 2-3 against the spread. New England has won three of its last four against New Orleans.
Trends show that the Saints are 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 against the Patriots. New Orleans is also 19-7 ATS in its last 26 games against a team with a winning record.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, New England is the slight favorite at home, as the Patriots have odds of -1 point against the Saints. The over/under total for the game has been set at 50.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Saints as a 2.5-point favorite. The spread reached a peak of 3 points before falling back to the Patriots -1. The over/under total opened at 49.5 points before moving its way up to 50.5 points.
The Patriots are coming off a 13-6 loss at Cincinnati last week for the team’s first loss. New England was held to 248 yards in the loss and the Patriots are averaging just 19 points and 343.4 yards per game on offense. The defense is holding opponents to 14 points and 345 yards per game. Tom Brady has thrown for 1,211 yards and seven touchdowns this season while Julian Edelman has caught 36 passes for 354 yards and two scores. Aqib Talib has four interceptions and 15 tackles to lead the defense.
The Saints are coming off a 26-18 win over the Bears last week on the road. While the Saints offense is impressive, averaging just over 400 yards per game, but the defense has improved a lot this season. That unit is allowing just 14.6 points and 330.4 yards per game. Drew Brees has thrown for 1,722 yards and 12 touchdowns this season to lead the team. Jimmy Graham has 37 receptions for 593 yards and six touchdowns. The defense has been led by Cameron Jordan, who has a team-high four sacks.
In terms of Injuries, New Orleans receiver Lance Moore (wrist) and running back Mark Ingram (toe) are both questionable. New England running back Stevan Ridley (knee) is questionable, as is tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm).
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing New Orleans, as the Saints are getting 72% of the wagers with odds of +1 point at New England on Sunday.