The game is just about a pick in NFL betting because it is uncertain whether or not the Eagles will have starting quarterback Donovan McNabb for Sunday’s game.
Bet on football numbers would have had the Eagles favored by at least a field goal if McNabb was healthy. Chances are he will not play and it will be backup Kevin Kolb getting the start for the Eagles. McNabb is not expected to practice this week but still could play. "We've seen him do that before and play a pretty good game," head coach Andy Reid said. The Eagles are coming off a nice win last week against Carolina as they covered the NFL betting number while the Saints outscored the Lions in bet on football action.
Last week the Saints had 515 yards of total offense so the Eagles defense is going to be tested by Drew Brees and his receivers. Brees threw for 358 yards and six touchdowns including two to Jeremy Shockey. Mike Bell had a career-high 143 rushing yards.
Philadelphia holds a 15-9 advantage over the Saints in the regular season series. In their last meeting on December 23, 2007 at the Louisiana Superdome, the Eagles won 38-23 in bet on football odds. Ten games in the series have been decided by a touchdown or less, five by three points or less. The Saints will be seeking to win in Philadelphia on Sunday for only the third time in 11 tries.
The Saints are 6-1-1 in NFL betting in their last 8 games overall. The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Saints are 1-5 against the bet on football odds in the last 6 meetings against the Eagles.
The Eagles are 4-1 in NFL betting in their last 5 games in September. The Eagles are 4-1 against the bet on football pointspread in their last 5 home games.
The Over is 4-0-1 in the Saints last 5 games in September. The Over is 19-7-1 in the Saints last 27 games overall. The Over is 5-2-1 in the Eagles last 8 bet on football games on grass. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 bet on football meetings between the two teams.