The New Orleans Saints are facing a huge challenge of keeping their heads above water minus a life jacket in the form of Drew Brees. They will test their resolve when they take on the undefeated Seattle Seahawks, who will enjoy home-field advantage in this matchup. The Saints and the Seahawks are +3000 and +2800 to win Super Bowl 54, respectively.
Betting Preview for the New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks NFL Regular Season Week 3 Game on September 22, 2019
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the New Orleans Saints (1-1)
The nightmare has happened for the Saints. They lose superstar quarterback Drew Brees for at least six weeks due to a hand injury. Replacing him temporarily as the Saints’ starter under center is main backup Teddy Bridgewater, who will definitely have big shoes to fill. Brees exited Week 3’s matchup with the Los Angeles Rams before Bridgewater stepped in and finished with 165 passing yards on 17 of 30 completions in a 27-9 loss. The offensive line needs to improve on their run-blocking for the Saints, now that New Orleans will have to rush more while Brees is out. Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray will have an additional load in front of them, while Michael Thomas will remain an integral weapon downfield even though his production might be capped by the absence of Brees. Against the Rams, Thomas had 89 receiving yards on 10 catches and 13 targets.
The Saints are 7-3 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 road games.
Betting on the Seattle Seahawks (2-0)
How about them Seahawks? Russell Wilson and company are 2-0 SU for the first time since the season they won the Super Bowl. After beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, the Seahawks took down the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field last Sunday to the tune of a 28-26 score. Wilson was efficient as usual, passing for 300 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions on 29 of 35 completions. Wilson’s smooth performance should not hide the things the Seahawks clearly need to improve on. Among them is pass protection. Wilson was sacked four times in the game for a loss of 26 yards. Discipline is another, with Seattle getting penalized 10 times. Look for Wilson, Chris Carson, and Rashaad Penny to continue running a lot. The Seahawks, who are seventh in the league with a 47.93 rush play percentage, will be up against the Saints’ defense that is only 27th in the NFL against the run.
The Seahawks are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.
The Seahawks win, 28-24.
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