The New Orleans Saints are headed to Seattle this Monday night to take on the Seahawks. Sportingbet is offering up the Seahawks as 5.5 point favorites right now on the spread and the betting so far seems to be fairly split. This is the first time that these teams will have met since January of 2011.Seattle got the better of New Orleans in that last game, but in their meeting prior to that, the Saints came out on top by a full fifteen points.
|New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks on Dec 2nd, 2013|
|New Orleans Saints||+5.5 @ 1.952||3.11||Over 47 @ 1.990|
|Seattle Seahawks||-5.5 @ 1.952||1.424||Under 47 @ 1.917|
Whenever the Seahawks get the chance to play a game on their home turf, the visiting team is starting behind the eight ball. It’s been two years since the Seahawks have dropped a game at home and they also have a pretty solid record against the Saints alone. In the last six games these two have played against each other, Seattle is 4-2 both straight up and against the spread. The only real issue that is hanging over the Seattle Seahawks at the moment is their roster’s propensity for being suspended. They’ve now lost Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner. Browner is not much of surprise in this context, but surprises aside, it’s an unfortunate loss for Seattle.
The Saints may be the underdogs on this one, but they also have nine wins in their last eleven games and quarterback Drew Brees has already thrown for more than 3,600 yards this season. Seattle has typically been kept among the NFL elite these past few years with their defense, but against a team with an offense like the Saints, they have little other option than to also bring a decent amount of scoring to the table. The Saints have the fortunate combination of the number three ranked offense in the league combined with the fifth best overall defense.
The over/under for this game from Sportingbet is 47 points and there is a ton of action on the over right now. Nearly 70% of the NFL betting public is siding with the total going north of 48 and it’s no shock given what these teams tend to average when they get together. The last time they met in 2011, they combined for 77 points and they racked up 53 points the time before that.
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Picks and Predictions for Week 13
This game has a lot of the experts doing a lot of waffling back and forth, but the majority of them are choosing the Seattle Seahawks to win this Monday night football battle. Elliot Harrison of NFL.com is one of the few putting his money on the Saints. With the Seahawks offense being somewhat inconsistent as of late, he thinks they may have more than their work cut out for them with the Saints’ number 5 ranked defense. Go with Seattle this Monday and Sportingbet is giving you odds of 1.416 on the moneyline. If you want to go for the glory though, the Saints are going off at 2.95. A $100 bet on the Saints could garner a potential profit of $195.