Cardinals vs. Saints Total Prediction
With Drew Brees potentially coming back for the Saints, is the over a good play when he faces a struggling Cardinals team at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday? The number opened at 47.5 but has jumped to 48 at most sports books.
265 Arizona Cardinals (+10) at 266 New Orleans Saints (-10)
1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 27, 2019
Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Saints are receiving 51% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Arizona Cardinals Fantasy Spin
David Johnson (ankle, back) was not seen during the open portion of Thursday's practice. Ankle and back woes limited Johnson to two snaps in last week's win over the Giants. At this point, it would be a stunner if he suited up against New Orleans. Coming off a three-touchdown breakout in Week 7, Chase Edmonds should flirt with RB1 status Sunday in the Big Easy. Foreshadowing Johnson's expected absence, the Cards added Alfred Morris and Zach Zenner as backfield depth earlier this week.
New Orleans Saints Fantasy Spin
Drew Brees (thumb) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice. Brees is pushing hard to play for the first time since Week 2, but coach Sean Payton has been circumspect on his quarterback's status. Payton has to be considering the fact that New Orleans' bye is on deck for Week 9, not to mention that Teddy Bridgewater has done everything that could have been asked of him during Brees' absence. Despite Payton's proclamation that Brees' status could end up a game-time call, there is a decent chance the coach announces his starter on Friday.
NFL Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games versus a team with a winning home record.
The Saints are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in New Orleans. The over is also 5-2 in the Cardinals’ last seven games in October, is 9-4 in their last 13 games played in Week 8 and is 8-3 in their last 11 road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record. On the other side, the over is 19-7 in the Saints’ last 26 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game and is 4-1 in their last five games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
NFL Week 8 Prediction: Cardinals/Saints OVER 48