2019 NFL FOOTBALL BETTING PREVIEW – NFC SOUTH NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

For some reason Vegas has the New Orleans Saints digressing by 2.5 games.  What does this mean?  Do they think that last year was smoke and mirrors and the New Orleans were just continuously winning close games and that bounces went their way last year, but this year they won’t be so fortunate.

Did the rest of the NFC South teams get so much better that Drew Brees and the Saints offense can’t get over the hump.   It is deeply troubling to see such a talented team on both sides of the ball slated to digress so much.   Possibly 13 wins is just a hard win total to match year over year.  The Saints may not win 13 games but the path to 12 wins is easy to see as they travel to L.A. Rams, Seattle, and Chicago.  Aside from that, they get the Houston, Dallas, and Indianapolis at home.  With trips to Atlanta and Carolina, the Saints should be expected to lose at least one of those divisional games.

This offense is good however, and can score a lot of points in a hurry.  The Saints upgraded at TE, with Jared Cook and brought in Latavious Murray for Mark Ingram.  The Saints defense is fast a full of play makers, so bare down, and expect a lot of Ws’.

 

New Orleans Saints Season Total Wins Odds

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  • 2019 Win Total: 10.5 (over +130/under -150)
  • 2018 Wins: 13

New Orleans Saints 2019 Schedule

  • Monday 9/9, 7:10 pm vs. Houston Texans (NO -7)
  • Sunday 9/15, 4:25 pm at L.A. Rams
  • Sunday 9/22, 4:25 pm at Seattle Seahawks
  • Sunday 9/29, 8:20 pm vs. Dallas Cowboys
  • Sunday 10/6, 1:00 pm vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Sunday 10/13, 1:00 pm at Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Sunday 10/20, 4:25 pm at Chicago Bears
  • Sunday 10/27, 1:00 pm vs. Arizona Cardinals
  • Sunday 11/10, 1:00 pm vs. Atlanta Falcons
  • Sunday 11/17, 1:00 pm at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Sunday 11/24, 1:00 pm vs Carolina Panthers
  • Thursday 11/28, 8:20 pm vs. at Atlanta Falcons
  • Sunday 12/8, 1:00 pm vs. San Francisco 49ers
  • Monday 12/16, 8:15 pm vs. Indianapolis Colts
  • Sunday 12/22, 1:00 pm at Tennessee Titans
  • Sunday 12/29, 1:00 pm at Carolina Panthers

 

X FACTOR: Jared Cook – Drew Brees needs another pass catcher after Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara – and Jared Cook seems to be the guy with the goods.  He’s had some decent seasons, but has also has shown glimpses of TE greatness dominating entire games.  If the Saints can figure out a way to use him, and there’s no doubt they will, Cook could be a major game breaker.  Can you Imagine Drew Brees standing out in the red zone with an additional oversized target?  Getting Kamara and a capable Cook in the flats and Linebackers across the league would get so confused.  Enjoy watching this team play they are solid.

 

PREDICTION: 12-4  — When the New Orleans Saints take the field, they will be well coached and have a ton playmakers on both sides of the ball.   Their schedule isn’t that difficult, and their toughest games are at home.  They have a lot of cupcakes on their schedule.  They may go out on the road and beat a good team as well, as this team has the firepower to remain competitive for four quarters against any team in the NFL.  Enjoy!

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