Praise Breesus: New Orleans Saints host Denver Broncos
Posted by: Charlie Smith
The New Orleans Saints will attempt to finally post a winning record this season when they host the Denver Broncos on Sunday, November 13th at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in NOLA. Here are the online NFL betting odds for the game:
Broncos +1½ (-110) 49 (-110)
The Broncos (6-3) lost 30-20 to the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Starting QB Trevor Siemian threw 18 of 37 for 283 yards with two TD passes, which included a 69-yard catch-and-run by running back Kapri Bibbs. Jordan Norwood also scored on a reception. However, Siemian also threw an interception, and Denver could only muster 33 yards rushing.
The Saints (4-4) plowed through the San Francisco 49ers 41-23 on Sunday. Drew Brees finished 28 of 39 for 323 yards with three scoring passes, two of which went to wide receiver Michael Thomas – who converted one into a 32-yard touchdown. Running back Mark Ingram had the other scoring reception, and also ran for 158 yards on 15 carries, including a 75-yard TD.
This match-up is a nocturnal emission for online NFL betting geeks. New Orleans is 5-2-1 against the spread this season, which is good for third-best in the league, ahead of Denver which is at 6-3 against the spread this campaign. The game will also pit the Broncos’ top 5 defense against the Saints’ top 5 offense. The Broncos rank 29th in rushing yards allowed (128.6), 7th in points (18.4), 4th in total yards (311.9), and 1st in passing yards allowed (183.3) per game. Meanwhile, the Saints rank 16th in rushing yards (108.1), 2nd in points (30.2), and 1st in passing yards (326.4) and total yards (434.5) per game. And for the sake completion, let’s add that Denver ranks 13th in points (23.8), 23rd in rushing yards (96.8), 25th in passing yards (226.6), and 28th in total yards (323.3) per game, while New Orleans ranks 19th in rushing yards (108.5), 30th in points (29.8) and total yards (408.5), and 32nd in passing yards (300.0) allowed per game.
Siemian has completed 150 of 251 attempted passes (59.8%) for 1770 yards with 10 TDs and five interceptions. Emmanuel Sanders has 614 yards on 49 receptions with three TDs, and C.J. Anderson has run for 437 yards on 110 carries with four scores. On the other hand, Breesus has completed 242 of 347 passing attempts (69.7%) for 2689 yards with 21 TDs and five picks. Thomas has 573 yards on 47 catches with five TDs, and Ingram has rushed for 497 yards on 104 carries with two scores.
Fans doing some online NFL betting at a football betting site might also want to know that the Broncos are 8-3 against the spread in their previous 11 games, 11-3 straight-up in their last 14 games, 3-4-2 against the spread in their last nine road games, 8-4 straight-up in their last 12 road games, and 4-1 straight-up in their last five against the Saints. As for New Orleans, they are 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 straight-up in their last five games, and 1-4 straight-up in their last five games against the Broncos. Historically, the Saints have not been able to defeat the Broncos in NOLA or in Denver since the 1994 season.