Football betting fans will have their choice of a leading NFC contender with a powerful offense going up against a team with a lot of questions against the football odds this year. The New Orleans Saints are 2-0 both straight up and against the football betting board so far in exhibition action.
The Saints have split against the over/under odds so far. Last week New Orleans scored a 38-14 blowout win and cover against the football odds at Houston over the Texans as 3-point dogs as the game went over the total of 38.5. The Oakland Raiders are 1-1 straight up and 2-0 against the preseason football betting board so far.
The Raiders have gone over the football betting total in both of their exhibition games this year. Last week Oakland lost at San Francisco 20-21 as 3-point dogs. The New Orleans Saints have clicked on offense as if it was the middle of the football betting regular season so far as they rank 1st in total points and 5th in total yards.
Starter Drew Brees looks to be in top form with a 117.1 quarterback rating and a 2-0 touchdown to interception ratio. His main backup, veteran Mark Brunell, has a QB rating of 130.2 and a 74% completion ratio. Mike Bell has run for 100 yards on 10 carries. Robert Meachem has caught 5 passes for 106 yards and a score.
The Saints are +4 on turnover ratio. The Oakland Raiders have also been impressive on offense so far in the football betting preseason as they rank 2nd in scoring. JaMarcus Russell is making a great case why he should remain the starting quarterback for the football betting regular season as he has a 99.2 quarterback rating.
Bruce Gradkowski has an even better 102.3 QB rating. Brandon Myers has had an impressive football betting preseason with 6 catches good for 104 yards and 1 TD. The Raiders pass defense has also been impressive and ranks 3rd in the NFL preseason stat charts.
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