Football odds have the Saints as three-point home favorites in what could be the highest rated Monday Night game for ESPN.
NFL betting lines have the Saints putting their perfect record on the line against the only team in NFL history to finish a regular season at 16-0, the New England Patriots. Two years ago it was the Patriots winning every game during the regular season although they did lose that year’s Super Bowl to the New York Giants.
New Orleans has rolled through their first 10 games this season with an offense that is averaging 36.9 points per game in NFL betting lines. Two years ago the Patriots averaged 41.1 points per game in their first ten games. The Saints have won their first ten games by an average of 24.4 points per game. It is likely to get tougher down the stretch for the Saints in NFL betting lines starting on Monday against the Patriots. The Saints have a lot of different offensive weapons for quarterback Drew Brees to choose from. Wide receiver Marques Colston is just one of the receiving options while Bush, Pierre Thomas and Mike Bell are running the ball well and impacting NFL betting lines.
New England has been rolling of late in NFL betting lines as quarterback Tom Brady has thrown for 300 yards or more in his last five games. Last week in a 31-14 NFL betting lines win over the Jets, wide receiver Wes Welker caught 15 passes for 192 yards. Two weeks ago the Patriots should have handed the Colts their first loss of the season but gave the game away late. The Patriots are 4-0 all-time at the Superdome and 8-3 overall against New Orleans.
The Patriots are 3-1-1 vs. football odds in their last 5 games overall. The Patriots are 5-2-1 in NFL betting lines in their last 8 games as a road underdog. The underdog in this NFL betting lines series between the Patriots and Saints is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Saints are 12-4-1 vs. football odds in their last 17 games overall. The Saints are 6-2 vs. NFL betting lines in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
Four of the last five New England road games have gone under in NFL betting lines. 14 of the last 18 New Orleans home games have gone over the football odds.