Week 3 is the best week of the preseason since it is more like a regular season game than a preseason game and that makes for exciting NFL betting. Let’s take a look at this matchup between the Saints and the Bengals.
Football betting on this game should have competitive NFL betting odds since the Saints are thought of as a strong NFC contender while the Bengals are looking for a bounce back season. The Saints have a powerful offense led by quarterback Drew Brees. He has a lot of weapons surrounding him according to football betting experts including running backs Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush. The receiving corps of Marques Colston, David Patten and Robert Meachem also looks explosive according to football betting numbers. Football betting experts believe that it also helps the Saints that they added tight end Jeremy Shockey in the off-season.
Football betting information shows that the Bengals are led by quarterback Carson Palmer and the receiving tandem of Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Football betting experts believe that the running game should be improved this season for Cincinnati now that Chris Perry is healthy. It is expected that he will team with Rudi Johnson to give the Bengals a solid running attack that can impact the football betting lines.
Football betting stats show that neither team is a good NFL betting favorite in the preseason. Heading into this season the Bengals were 10-18-1 as a preseason football betting favorite. The Saints were 10-20 as a preseason football betting favorite. New Orleans and Cincinnati get instant respect from gamblers because of their high profile quarterbacks and their prolific offenses. It is the defenses that usually cause both teams trouble.
The Saints and Bengals game in Week 3 could be one of the more entertaining games on the preseason football betting schedule. With the starters expected to play about three quarters according to NFL betting information it should be a good test for both squads.