Miami Dolphins (2-1) head to the Louisiana Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints (2-1). Kickoff from “The Big Easy” is on Thursday at 8:00 PM. These two teams battled it out last pre-season in an ugly affair the Saints eventually won, 7-0. New Orleans covered the spread in that game, which easily went under the ‘total’.
The Chad Pennington era in Miami has only just begun, but the Fins are now 2-0 with their new signal-caller under center. Last week, Miami played their best game of the pre-season, knocking off the Kansas City Chiefs by a 24-0 final count. NFL betting fans who backed the Dolphins were lining up to collect their winnings at halftime of this one, as they covered the football betting line as three-point favorites with ease.
The ‘total’ of 34.5 was never seriously threatened. Pennington went 11/15 for 94 yards and a touchdown in his second game in South Florida, but the defense was the story, forcing four turnovers and registering five sacks against the hapless Kansas City offense. After allowing the Texans to roll up 31 points on them in Week 2, the Saints fired back in their third pre-season game with a shutout of their own, blanking the Cincinnati Bengals 13-0 at Paul Brown Stadium.
The 13 combined points was a surprisingly low number of points, since the NFL betting line was set at 42. The Saints had no troubles covering the spread as three-point favorites for their football betting followers. QB Drew Brees completed 14-of-22 passes for 199 yards and threw the game’s only touchdown in limited action. In total, the New Orleans offense outgained the Cincinnati offense by a whopping 293 yards (458-165).
Sports-Gambling Sportsbook now has the Saints at -3 +100 with a ‘total’ set at 35. We can handle all of your football betting needs, whether you prefer betting spreads, money lines, or ‘totals’. Be sure to open an account and get your bets down for this and all of the NFL pre-season betting matchups of the week!