The New Orleans Saints will look to overcome the loss of future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees when they hit the road to take on Russell Wilson and a Seattle Seahawks team that will be looking to remain unbeaten in Week 3. With both Super Bowl-hopeful teams looking for the win here, let’s find out which one is offering the best value against their NFL odds.
Saints vs Seahawks 2019 NFL Week 3 Spread, Game Info & Pick
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- When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 22, 2019
- Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
- TV: CBS
- Radio: New Orleans / Seattle
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 3 Odds: Seattle -5 / Total: 44.5
- Showers: 17°C/63°F
- Humidity: 81%
- Precipitation: 50%
- Wind: 7 mph S
- Cloud Cover: 81%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On New Orleans at +5?
The best reason to back the Saints is that they’re getting almost a full touchdown as road dogs. One week after beating Houston 30-28 in their thrilling season-opening win, New Orleans saw star quarterback Drew Brees injure his throwing hand and now they’ll be without their leader for a few weeks moving forward. The Saints fell to the L.A. Rams 27-9 in Week 2 as backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed just 17 of 30 passes for 165 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and New Orleans was held to just 57 rushing yards in the loss.
- Average Score For: 30
- Total Yards: 510
- Pass Yards: 362
- Rush Yards: 148
- Average Score Against: 28
- Total Yards: 414
- Pass Yards: 234
- Rush Yards: 180
Why Bet On Seattle at -5?
There are a handful of good reasons to back Seattle in this Week 3 matchup. First, the Seahawks are playing at home where they’re always super difficult to beat.Next, the Seahawks have an elite quarterback and enough talent to compete with anyone, including New Orleans. After squeaking past Cincinnati 21-20 in their opener, Seattle got past Pittsburgh 28-26 last weekend as Wilson passed for 300 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions and the Seahawks combined to rush for 151 yards.
- Average Score For: 21
- Total Yards: 233
- Pass Yards: 161
- Rush Yards: 72
- Average Score Against: 20
- Total Yards: 429
- Pass Yards: 395
- Rush Yards: 34
Saints vs Seahawks NFL Week 3 Betting Trends
- Saints are 0-7 ATS in the last 7 games
- Saints are 15-4 SU in the last 19 games
- The total went UNDER in 8 of New Orleans’ last 11 games
- Seattle are 10-4-1 ATS in the last 15 games
- Seattle are 8-2 SU in the last 10 game
- The total went OVER in 5 of Seattle’s last 6 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Saints vs Seahawks
New Orleans is a very good team with talent on both sides of the ball, but without Drew Brees, they’re a lot more pedestrian than they normally are. With that said, Seattle is playing at home and they’re finding ways to win despite clearly not playing their best football right now.
With the Home team in this series going a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the Saints going a dismal 0-5 ATS in their last five games against. a team with a winning record and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall, I like Seattle to take care of business at home in this one to improve on their solid 7-2-1 ATS mark in their last 10 games against their NFC counterparts.
Pick: Seattle -5