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Football Betting - Saints at Eagles

Football betting fans get an immediate NFC showdown of two teams coming off impressive payoffs against the football odds last week from Philadelphia.

Football betting handicappers will evaluate the explosive New Orleans Saints against the more defensive oriented Philadelphia Eagles against the football odds. The New Orleans Saints scored an impressive football betting win last week over the Detroit Lions 45-27 as they covered the football odds as 14-point home favorites with the game going over the total of 50.

The phenomenal New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was in mid season form as he went 26-34 for 358 yards with 6 touchdown passes.  Running back Mike Bell showed football betting handicappers that the Saints are multi dimensional as he ran for 143 yards on 28 attempts.

You can bet on the Saints as their defense looked much improved over last football betting season and if they can maintain consistency the Saints will be tough to beat. Or you can bet on the Philadelphia Eagles as they scored an impressive 38-10 football betting win at the Carolina Panthers last week as 1-point chalks with the game going over the total of 43.5.

Philadelphia’s defense suffocated the Panthers as it allowed only 86 yards on the ground and 163 in the air. The Eagles accumulated 5 sacks and 5 interceptions for a powerful football betting debut.  Quarterback Donovan McNabb went 10-18 for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns but may have cracked his rib.

If he is unable to answer the bell for this football betting matchup Kevin Kolb will likely get the nod.  Last week Kolb was 7-11 for 23 yards.  Michael Vick is suspended until week 3.  New Orleans has covered just 2 out of their last 9 games when coming off a straight up win.

The Saints have gone over the total in 21 of their last 27 against the NFC.  The Eagles have covered 5 of their last 6 matchups against teams with winning records.

In this head to head football betting series the Saints have failed to cover in 7 of their last 8 meetings with the Eagles but the underdog has gotten the cash in 5 of the last 6 meetings.  The two teams have gone over the total in their last 4 matchups.