Saints vs. Bills Prediction
Will the Buffalo Bills be the team to finally put a halt to the New Orleans Saints' winning streak? Or will Drew Brees and Co. keep rolling?
Who Oddsmakers Like: New Orleans. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the red-hot Saints are 3-point road favorites to beat the Bills, who opened as 2.5-point home underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 48.5 but was bet down to 48.
Who the Public Likes: New Orleans. As of Sunday morning, just over 50% of the tickets were on the Saints minus the points.
Who the Trends Like: New Orleans. The Saints are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games against the Bills while the favorite is a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in the last five games in this series.
Who We Like: Buffalo. Don't get it twisted - I respect the hell out of what the Saints have accomplished this season. Along with the Rams and Jaguars, Sean Payton's team is one of the best surprises in 2017. They're now the team to beat in a tough NFC South and they should host a playoff game in January.
That said, who have the Saints beaten during their current six-game winning streak? To kick off their streak, they thumped a Panthers team in the midst of an identity crisis on offense. Then they beat the Dolphins in London, who a back-and-forth turnover-fest against the Lions, topped an Aaron Rodgers-less Packers team in Green, then hung on to beat the Bears and routed a Bucs squad that is way worse than even their record would indicate.
Winning in Buffalo isn't easy and the Bills benefited from a few extra days of rest having played on Thursday night last week. The Bills are 4-0 straight up and 3-0-1 against the spread in Orchard Park this season and are 6-1 against the number following a Thursday night game.
Here's the real kicker: You want to bet the Saints because they've won six in a row? Consider that NFL favorites of seven or fewer points that have won six games in a row are just 3-17 against the spread. New Orleans should keep rolling, but don't be surprised if Buffalo rights the ship and wins outright today.
NFL WEEK 10 PREDICTIONS: BUFFALO BILLS +3