Pro football gambling handicappers have become concerned about the sloppy play and poor NFL sports gambling results of the New Orleans Saints so far in 2010.
The New Orleans Saints will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a potential Super Bowl preview on NBC Sunday Night Football with kickoff set for 8:25 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with the game as a pick’em and an over/under of 43.5.
Pittsburgh has a NFL gambling record of 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread. The Steelers are coming off a 23-22 win at Miami in which they failed to cover as 3 point road favorites as they went over the total for the third time in four games.
The defense has been vintage Steel Curtain and ranks first for points allowed while Rashard Mendenhall has powered the offense with 532 yards rushing and Ben Roethlisberger is back in command at quarterback.
The defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints made a special and pointed emphasis on not having a Super Bowl hangover but so far the results have not lived up to billing as the Saints have a NFL betting record of 4-3 straight up and 2-5 against the spread.
New Orleans is coming off a shocking and disheartening 30-17 home loss to the lowly Cleveland Browns as 12 point chalks as they have lost 3 of their last 5 games and have paid out in just 1 of their last 6 overall.
The Saints defense has shown marked improvement and ranks 3rd overall in the NFL but the offense has been turnover and mistake prone and ranks 18th in scoring. The 26th ranked rushing attack has put more of the burden on Drew Brees who had a bad game at quarterback last week.
Pittsburgh has a pro football gambling record of 5-2-1 against the spread in their last 8 games while the Saints have proven to be a team that steps it up versus quality opponents as they have paid out in 7 of their last 10 games versus teams with a winning record.
The Steelers have gone over the total in 5 of their last 7 games on the road while the Saints have cleared the total in 18 of their last 25 against teams with a winning record.