The New Orleans Saints (+1) will clash with the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. This late afternoon game will begin at 4:25 p.m. ET and fans can catch it live by tuning in to CBS.
Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks
Seattle is a live dog in this one and is currently getting 1 point. The Saints are also receiving -115 moneyline odds while the Seahawks are -105. There will likely be some good in-game betting possibilities while this showdown is underway, and oddsmakers have determined the over/under (O/U) to be 50 points.
The Saints are 0-2 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.0 units so far. The team’s posted an O/U record of 1-1.
The Seahawks have gained 2.5 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 1-1 ATS and also have an O/U record of 1-1.
The Saints have gone 1-1 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Seahawks are 2-0 SU.
The Saints fell to the Rams 27-9 in a Week 2 blowout where the Saints completed 20-of-35 passes for 203 yards and one interception. Teddy Bridgewater went 17-for-30 for 165 yards while Drew Brees completed three-of-five for 38 yards and one interception. Alvin Kamara (only 45 rushing yards on 13 attempts) led the ground attack in the loss while Michael Thomas (10 receptions, 89 yards) and Tre’Quan Smith (three catches, 49 yards) handled the receiving duties.
Seattle just put together a 28-26 win over Pittsburgh a week ago. The defense held its ground in the victory, keeping the Steelers to only 187 passing yards and 81 rushing yards. JuJu Smith-Schuster had a good showing in the loss for Pittsburgh, recording 84 yards on five catches. For Seattle, Russell Wilson completed 29-of-35 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns. Chris Carson (60 rushing yards on 15 attempts) and Rashaad Penny (62 yards on 10 carries, one TD) spearheaded the ground game in the win while Tyler Lockett (10 receptions, 79 yards) and Will Dissly (five catches, 50 yards, two TDs) led the receiving corps.
New Orleans has run the ball on 34.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Seattle has an overall rush percentage of 51.3 percent. The Saints have produced 102.5 rush yards per game and have one score via handoffs this year. The Seahawks are logging 111.5 rush yards per game and have two total rushing TDs.
It appears that the Saints might be the more disruptive team in the trenches, since their offensive line has allowed only 20 sacks while the D-line registered 49 sacks. The Seahawks, on the other hand, have given up 51 sacks and their defense has sacked opposing QBs on just 43 occasions.
The Saints offense has logged 286.5 yards per contest in the air overall and has two passing score so far. The Seahawks have put up 247.5 pass yards per outing and have five total pass TDs.
New Orleans should have the upper hand when it comes to limiting the pass. The team has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 147.5 yards and pass for 275.5 yards per game. The Seattle defense has allowed 302.5 yards per game to opposing passers and 57.5 yards per game to opposing runners. The Seahawks are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of 6.7 to opponents, while the Saints have given up a 7.97 ANY/A.
Wilson has been more efficient than Drew Brees of late. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 8.56 for the year and 8.48 across his past two outings while Brees’ ANY/A is -1.40 and 7.14 over the past two outings.
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks NFL Prediction
SU Winner: Saints, ATS Winner: Saints, O/U: Over
Team Betting Notes
- The Over/Under for New Orleans’ last game was set at 51.5. The under cashed in the team’s 27-9 loss to the Rams.
- Seattle has lost three fumbles this season while New Orleans has not lost any.
- The O/U for Seattle’s last outing was set at 47.5. The over cashed in that 28-26 win over Pittsburgh.
- Each team has produced two pass plays of 40 yards or more and three pass plays of 30+ yards.
- The New Orleans defense has allowed three pass plays of 40+ yards, while Seattle has given up two such plays.
- The New Orleans offense has created two rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Seattle has created three such run.
- The Saints defense has allowed four rushing plays of 20+ yards, while the Seahawks have given up one such run.
- The New Orleans defensive unit has sacked opposing quarterbacks nine times this year. Seattle has recorded six sacks.