Patriots vs. Saints Pick

NFL Week 2 Picks: Will Patriots vs. Saints live up to its shootout hype?

Will Sunday's matchup between the Patriots and Saints live up to its billing of shootout?

Game Info

Who: Patriots (0-1) at Saints (0-1)

When: 1:00PM ET, Sunday, September 17

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

The Odds

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.

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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.

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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

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