Football betting will focus on the backup players in this game as most NFL teams play their starters for a very limited amount of time in the final preseason game. This means that starting quarterbacks Drew Brees and Chad Pennington will only get minimal playing time according to football betting information. Backup quarterbacks Josh McCown and John Beck will see some playing time for Miami according to football betting information.
New Orleans backup quarterbacks Mark Brunell and Tyler Palko will see the bulk of the playing time for the Saints according to NFL betting experts. Backup running backs should also see a lot of playing time for both teams. Starters Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown probably won’t play much for Miami according to football betting information so expect to see a lot of Patrick Cobbs on Thursday night. The Saints won’t give much action to either Deuce McAllister or Reggie Bush according to football betting information so look for Aaron Stecker to get some time along with Pierre Thomas.
Football betting stats show that the Saints have been a very poor football betting favorite in preseason play. Entering this season the Saints were 10-20 as a preseason NFL betting favorite. Just going with the underdog in preseason football betting action has not been a bad idea overall. The NFL betting numbers support underdogs for the most part as oftentimes games are so unpredictable that points can make a big difference.
If you are looking at Week 4 NFL odds you may want to consider the football betting total in this matchup. Traditionally the final preseason game of the year has seen low scoring in terms of football betting. That makes sense since backups are playing the majority of the game.