New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 588 ViewsOn 11/26/2013 09:50 AM in NFL
The biggest game of the week is easily the Monday night football game. The New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks are two of the best teams in the NCF and in the NFL. The Saints will travel to the west coast with the home field advantage in the playoffs on the line. With one of the best offenses going up against one of the best defenses in the league, this game should live up to all of the hype.
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks Odds
The opening NFL point spread for this game have the Seahawks listed as (-4.5) point favorites. This line is over a field goal due to the fact that the Seahawks have one of the most dominant home field advantages in the entire league. The betting action is nearly split as 54 percent of the early wagers are coming in on the Saints. The line has moved in favor of Seattle and it can now be found at (-5.5) at several of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Seahawks defense will face a tough test on Monday when trying to stop one of the top offensive duos in the league. Drew Brees completed another deep touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham Thursday, a 44-yard score in the second quarter. Brees' 13 touchdown passes and Graham's 6 touchdown receptions on throws 15 or more yards downfield both lead the league this season. - Drew Brees has thrown 2 interceptions on passes at least 15 yards downfield this season. Last season, Brees was tied for the league lead with 10 interceptions on such throws.
Jimmy Graham now has six games this season with at least 100 receiving yards. That's tied for the most in a season by any tight end in NFL history. That makes him the top target for the Seattle defense on Monday night football.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that both teams have positive trends in their favor heading into this clash. The Seahawks are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 home games when playing against a team with a winning road record, 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games following a straight up win and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games. The Saints are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game, 20-9 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record and 21-10 ATS in their last 31 games on fieldturf.
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of is big game, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.