New Orleans Saints at New York Jets: Preview and Pick
6 Replies | 377 ViewsOn 10/28/2013 04:18 PM in NFL
The New Orleans Saints continued their dominate start to the season with a blowout win over the Buffalo Bills as quarterback Drew Brees had a banner day. The Saints looked great, but their opponent in week nine, the New York Jets did not as they played their worst game of the season. The Jets were trounced by the Cincinnati Bengals and left with their heads hanging low. They won’t have much time to recover against the high flying Saints this week.
New Orleans Saints at New York Jets Odds
The NFL opening point spread for this game is interesting as the Saints opened up as (-3.5) point favorites against the Jets. However, after the horrible performance by the Jets, the public is hammering the Saints as a whopping 99 percent of the early wagering is on the Saints. This has caused a huge shift in the line and the Saints are now listed at (-5.5) point favorites at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Saints are off a banner day offensively, but they still have some injury concerns. Jimmy Graham caught two touchdowns Sunday but was targeted a season-low three times, his second fewest in a game in the last three seasons. Graham caught two touchdowns in the red zone for the fourth time in his career, tied for the fourth-most such games since he entered the NFL in 2010. The Jets will go after Brees as the Saints tray and protect their best player better than they did against the Bills.
Buffalo sacked Brees four times, with defensive end Mario Williams getting his 11th sack of the season, and former LSU standout Kyle Williams was in on two sacks. Geno Smith will have to get better. Smith's average passes traveled 4.9 yards downfield Sunday, the shortest in a game of his career. The Jets will need a big rebound if they hope to beat the high flying Saints.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that this may not be an easy win for the Saints. New Orleans is 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Jets and 6-1 straight up in its last 7 games, but they are just 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 6 games on the road. The total has gone under in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing NY Jets so this could be a low scoring game.
New Orleans Saints at New York Jets Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.