Patriots vs. Saints Pick
Will Sunday's matchup between the Patriots and Saints live up to its billing of shootout?
Who: Patriots (0-1) at Saints (0-1)
When: 1:00PM ET, Sunday, September 17
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Saints are now 6-point home underdogs to cover the spread versus the Patriots, who opened as 4.5-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 53.5 before being bet up to 56.
New England Patriots Betting Trends
The Patriots have covered the spread in eight of their last nine road games, are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games played in September, and are 19-7 at the betting window in their last 26 games overall. They're also a remarkable 40-18-1 against the spread in their last 59 games following a loss.
New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
Despite failing to cover Monday night versus the Vikings, the Saints are 10-4 against the number in their last 14 games overall. That said, they're also 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games played in September and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played in Week 2 of the season.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is now a perfect 5-0 in the Patriots' last five games overall, is 4-0-1 in their last five games following a double-digit loss at home, and is 20-6 in their last 26 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Saints' last four games overall, is 10-3-1 in their last 14 home games, and is 10-4 in their last 14 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
NFL WEEK 2 PICK: PATRIOTS/SAINTS OVER 56