New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 21, 2008
New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos
Sunday, 4:05 pm Eastern – FOX
SBG Global Opening Line: Broncos – 5.5 , Total 51
The highest scoring game in the NFL this week could be in Denver as the Broncos host the New Orleans Saints. The Broncos outscored the San Diego Chargers last week while the Saints lost 29-24 to Washington. The Broncos are trying to start the season at 3-0 for the first time in five years. Denver leads the NFL in total offense at 463.5 yards per game. Quarterback Jay Cutler leads the league with 650 passing yards and is tied for first with six TDs. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall caught a team-record 18 passes for 166 yards and a TD last week. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Broncos at Home.
The Saints usually can score points as well, but didn’t do anything late against Washington last week and lost the game. “I thought we were fortunate to be up by nine going into the fourth quarter,” said Saints coach Sean Payton, “That teased us a little bit. But when it came time in the fourth quarter with some critical plays – offensively trying to make a yard, trying to convert a third-and-5, or defensively trying to keep the ball in front of us – they made those plays.” Quarterback Drew Brees threw for 216 yards and a touchdown but got very little help from his running backs.
The Saints and Broncos have not met since 2004. The Broncos won that game 34-13. Here are more NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Saints are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Saints are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in Week 3.
The Broncos are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Broncos are 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games on grass. The Broncos are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Broncos are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
SBG Global Current Line: Broncos – 5 , Total 51
The Over is 7-0 in the Saints last 7 games overall. The Over is 6-2 in the Saints last 8 road games. The Over is 5-0 in the Broncos last 5 games in September. The Over is 12-1-1 in the Broncos last 14 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the Broncos last 5 games in Week 3. The Over is 21-6-1 in the Broncos last 28 games overall. The Over is 19-7-1 in the Broncos last 27 games on grass.
Pick: Saints 2 out of 5 units
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