NFL betting handicappers have seen the New Orleans Saints get back into the NFC South race after a sluggish start as they lost NFL gambling board value early on in the season.
The New Orleans Saints will host the Seattle Seahawks in a key NFC matchup on FOX set to kickoff at 1:05 PM Eastern Time. The defending world champion Saints opened as 12 point favorites with an over/under of 44.
The Seattle Seahawks have been on a wild ride so far this season but have a NFL football gambling record of 5-4 both straight up and against the spread with just 3 of their games going under the total.
Seattle snapped a 2 game losing streak last week in a 36-18 win at Arizona to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC West, 1 game in front of the St. Louis Rams. It has not been easy for the Seahawks as they rank as one of the worst offensive teams in the NFL at 30th for total offense and 28th for scoring.
The defense has shown gradual improvement to rank 19th. Matt Hasselbeck is coming off his best performance of the season as he passed for 333 yards and a touchdown last week.
The New Orleans Saints are tied with Tampa Bay for 2nd place in the NFC South as both teams are 1 game behind Atlanta. The Saints are coming off a bye week that followed a 34-3 payout at Carolina which was the Saints 2nd consecutive win, cover, and under.
New Orleans now has a betting on NFL football record of 6-3 straight up and 4-5 against the spread with 5 of their games going under the total. The Saints rank 7th in the NFL for total offense while ranking 4th in the NFL for scoring defense.
A big problem for the Saints has been the patchwork running back situation due to injuries although the unit is now in far better shape, which has been a difference in the improved play of the Saints. Drew Brees has 2587 yards passing and has also improved.
This will be a tall order for Carroll’s Seahawks to go into the Super Dome and pull off an NFL betting upset against the defending world champions who are starting to hit their stride.