During the 2007 NFL season, the Saints were 4-4 SU and ATS away from the Big Easy, while the Redskins were 5-3 SU & 3-4-1 ATS at Fed Ex Field. Opening day of the 2008 campaign saw the Saints close as three-point favorites at home vs. Jon Gruden and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with NFL odds declaring the ‘total’ to be 43.
QB Drew Brees looked good early on in this one, tossing a first quarter touchdown pass to 12th year WR David Patten to take the first lead of the game. He managed to complete 23-of-32 passes on the day for 343 yards, 3 TD’s, and an interception, ultimately leading New Orleans to the 24-20 home win and cover.
NFL bettors that picked the Saints to cover the football betting line were pleased their investment covered by a single point, while fantasy league players with Drew Brees on their team also came away stoked.
The Washington Redskins inaugurated the four month football betting extravaganza otherwise known as the 2008 NFL regular season last Thursday night in “The Big Apple” vs. the division rival New York Giants. The Skins were a 4.5-point underdog in the game, with the ‘total’ coming in at 41.
New York lead 10-0 at the end of the first quarter, and was up 16-0 in the second quarter before Washington scored its first points of the game; a 12 yard TD strike from QB Jason Campbell to WR Santana Moss.
However, it ended just like that, 16-7 Giants, which allowed New York to cover the NFL betting line and drop Washington to 0-1 SU & ATS on the year. NFL bettors expecting both clubs to have trouble scoring in the Week 1 NFL betting clash were correct, and were compensated accordingly.
The Washington Redskins have been bought down to a pick ‘em from the opener of (+2) against New Orleans Saints with the ‘total’ currently at 42.