Football Betting – High Preseason Total for Texans and Saints on Saturday

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The highest total in football betting this week in preseason action is on the game between the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints and it really isn’t even close.

The total on the game in NFL football betting is 40.5 as the odds makers expect Houston and New Orleans to score some points.

Football betting on the game should be pretty equal as the game is a pick.  That is somewhat of a surprise since the game is at New Orleans but the Saints are not going to be playing their starters long.  The total is high at 40.5 and it might be a little high if you consider it is a preseason game.

Too High?  Is the total too high at 40.5 for the Texans and Saints?  If it was a regular season game it would be too low with these two offenses. In a preseason game you just never know. The teams are practicing against each other this week and that type of news doesn’t get much attention but when teams practice against each other before playing a preseason game the intensity is high.  The offenses and defenses know each other well and there are not too many surprises. That doesn’t mean the scores can’t be high.  This is the third straight season the Saints and Texans have practiced against each other and then played a preseason game.  What were the results the last two times?  High scoring games.  The Saints won 38-14 at Houston last season while the Texans won 31-27 two years ago in New Orleans.  The road team won both times so perhaps that is why the Texans are getting some play in this game.

Quarterbacks:  Drew Brees and Matt Schaub are two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and the Saints and Texans can score points. The question is whether or not the backups can put points on the board.  With a total of 40.5 in NFL football betting at the SBG Global sportsbook, the teams will need to score quite a bit to go over. Patrick Ramsey looked good for the Saints last week in relief of Brees. Dan Orlovsky also played well last week in relief of Schaub.

The Texans lead the all-time preseason series against New Orleans 2-1.

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