On the whole more than a few people believe that Philadelphia was a fluke Super Bowl champion. Certainly, their win over New England on Super Sunday with a backup quarterback was unusual. So too has this season been a letdown for NFL bets on the Eagles. Of course, all of this builds the case that Philly was an accidental champion. Balanced against that is the championship pose flashed by New Orleans. Following a week one loss to Tampa Bay the Saints have won eight in a row. Extending their success is one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints
Date and Time: Sunday, November 18, 2018, 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
NFL Bets odds at SBG:
|Eagles||+9 (-115)||56 (-110)|
|Saints||-9 (-105)||56 (-110)|
Eagles vs. Saints TV Coverage: FOX
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans soars into this week with a record of 8-1 straight up and 7-2 against the spread. Five of their games have gone over the total. Last week the Saints scored a 51-14 win at Cincinnati. Overall the Saints are the top scoring team in the NFL. Most important of all they are showing good balance. New Orleans ranks seventh in the NFL for passing and eighth for scoring. Quarterback Drew Brees is lighting it up as expected. Brees has a 123.8 rating with 21 touchdowns and just one interception. Of great concern is a defense ranked 24th.
Philadelphia is 4-5 straight up, 3-6 vs. the odds, and 4-5 under the total. Last week the Eagles suffered a 27-20 home loss to Dallas as 7.5-point home chalks. Overall the Eagles rank 21st for scoring offense but six for points allowed. Quarterback Carson Wentz has a 108.5 rating with 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. More emphatically he was not the QB for the Super Bowl title. So, while the offense is better the Eagles are worse.
Stats to Consider
Philadelphia has been a weak NFL bets value as a road dog recently. For example, the Eagles have paid in three of their last eight against the spread getting points on the road. Their last five in that role have gone over the total. Balanced against that is the Saints struggles as a home favorite on the board. New Orleans has covered just two of their last six when laying points at home. And six of the Saints last eight as home chalks went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Philadelphia has the disadvantage this head to head sportsbook series with New Orleans. To show the Saints have covered three of the last four meetings between these two teams. Six of the last eight between these clubs went over the total. Further, at New Orleans the Saints have covered five of their last seven against the Eagles. Three of the of the last four games in this matchup at New Orleans have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
As mentioned earlier the Saints have the NFL bets advantage in this matchup series. Furthermore, the Eagles offense has not shown the ability to finish. Because of this the New Orleans defense gets a pass.
Eagles vs. Saints NFL Bets
To conclude the surging Saints are the call!
Eagles vs. Saints NFL Bets Pick: New Orleans Saints
Eagles vs. Saints x NFL Bets Score Prediction: Saints 31, Eagles 20
Catch highlights of the Saints win at Cincinnati last week!