Cardinals vs. Saints Free Pick
NFL Odds: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Saints are 9-point favorites versus the Cardinals, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 49 points. Arizona is coming off an outright victory as a home underdog last Sunday against Detroit, while New Orleans won but failed to cover as a 3-point favorite in Tampa.
Line Movement: The Saints opened as 7.5-point favorites but the spread has been bet up to 9, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 49 after opening at 48.5.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 61% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Saints. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Free Pick: Take the over. According to latest NFL trends, the over is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings between these two teams in New Orleans and 4-0 in the last four meetings overall. The over is also 14-5 in the Saints' last 19 games against NFC opponents and 10-3 in their last 13 games following a straight up win. The over is also 6-1 in the Cardinals' last seven games versus NFC opponents, 5-1 in their last six games overall, and 5-1 in their last six games following an ATS win.
The Saints' offense hasn't looked as explosive as we're used to seeing it over the first two weeks, but that should change today. The Cardinals' defense isn't very fast on the perimeter outside of Patrick Peterson, so look for New Orleans' speed to give Arizona fits. On the other side of the ball, the Cardinals' offense looks sharp under Bruce Arians and while Rob Ryan's defense has played well thus far, Carson Palmer and Co. should put up plenty of points.
2013 NFL WEEK 3 FREE PICK: CARDINALS/SAINTS OVER 49