How to Bet Saints vs. Seahawks 2019 NFL Betting Week 3 Odds Preview
Posted by: Mike Davis
Following their near-miss in the controversial NFC championship game, the Saints were a top NFL betting favorite to contend. That was before quarterback Drew Brees thumb injury that will keep him sidelined until the middle of November. Now the Saints must go with either Teddy Bridgewater or Taysom Hill until Brees returns. All of which puts the Saints playoff prospects in serious jeopardy. Seattle is off to a perfect start under head coach Pete Carroll. Quarterback Russell Wilson always provides an advantage but more so now. Indeed, Seattle is getting a nice return on their investment.
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks
New Orleans Saints
Last week the Saints lost their revenge match at the Rams 27-9 as Brees was injured. New Orleans is 1-1 straight up but has not yet covered the spread. A big part of the Saints success last year was a defense that exceeded expectations. However, New Orleans is slipping back to bad habits with a defense ranked 24th overall and 27th for points allowed. More emphatically with Brees on the sidelines, the stop unit has got to tighten up for the Saints to have a shot at postseason. Seattle has the firepower to exploit any weakness.
Players to Watch: QB Drew Brees OUT (73% COMP, 408 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 2 TD, 2 INT, 94.8 RTG), RB Alvin Kamara (26 RSH, 142 YDS, 5.5 YPC, 0 TD, 8 REC, 87 YDS, 10.9 YPC, 0 TD), RB Latavius Murray (11 RSH, 50 YDS, 4.5 YPC, 1 TD), WR Michael Thomas (20 REC, 212 YDS, 10.6 AVG, 0 TD), WR Ted Ginn Jr (7 REC, 101 YDS, 14.4 YPC, 0 TD), TE Jared Cook (4 REC, 62 YDS, 15.5 YPC, 0 TD), PK Will Lutz (6-7 FG, 3-3 XP)
Fashion Seattle’s start of 2-0 straight up and 1-1 with the odds. Week two saw the Seahawks scored a 28-26 payout at Pittsburgh as 4-point dogs. Namely, Russell Wilson continues to spark the Seahawks. Seattle backed up the truck for Wilson with a new mega-contract in the offseason. It’s already paying dividends. Defensively the Seahawks need to tighten up like the Saints. Still, it’s the type of start to the season that has gamblers taking Pete Carroll and crew seriously.
Players to Watch: QB Russell Wilson (78% COMP, 495 YDS, 9.0 AVG), 5 TD, 0 INT, 134.5 RTG, 10 RSH, 30 YDS, 3.0 YPC, 0 TD), RB Chris Carson )30 RSH, 106 YDS, 3.5 AVG, 1 TD, 9 REC, 61 YDS, 6.8 YPC, 1 TD), RB Rashaad Perry (16 RSH, 80 YDS, 5.0 YPC, 1 TD), DK Metcalf (7 REC, 150 YDS, 21.4 YPC, 1 TD), WR Tyler Lockett (11 REC, 123 YDS, 11.2 YPC, 1 TD), TE Will Dissly (6 REC, 62 YDS, 10.3 YPC, 2 TD),
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Numbers
New Orleans Saints
7-2 ATS in their last 9 away games
5-3-1 on the board in their last 9 home games
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Picks
In this situation, the injury to Brees could actually make the Saints a hidden sports betting value due to public overreaction. As mentioned earlier New Orleans is a strong value on the road.
Score Prediction: New Orleans Saints 20, Seattle Seahawks 21