How To Bet On New Orleans Saints

It has not been easy to bet on the New Orleans Saints over the last two seasons. They have been painted as underachievers, and rightly so. They have collected just seven wins in each of the last two season, even though, on paper, they’ve looked perhaps like a nine or 10 win squad. Unfortunately for NFL bettors, the immediate future isn’t any less ambiguous. Quarterback Drew Brees, the cornerstone for this franchise, is now 37 years old, his prime most years already behind him. [+]

Although he is more than capable of steering a top seven attack, the days of him alone ferrying the offense and vaulting a middling Saints team into NFC and Super Bowl contention are over.

New Orleans hasn’t done enough to address this issue. In fact, it’s basically done the opposite.

Some of Brees’ best offensive weapons (like Jimmy Graham) have been traded away, and the Saints’ receiving corps isn’t especially strong anymore. The defense, meanwhile, remains imperfect. New defensive coordinator Dennis Allen should help a bit, but the Saints didn’t add any important acquisitions on that side of the ball via free agency.

Could that be a problem? Are the Saints merely single game plays now? Or are they viable NFC South, NFC championship and/or Super Bowl candidates?  

Best New Orleans Saints Betting Lines

Browse through the New Orleans Saints’ best betting lines here. We have the most favorable odds consolidated into this one page so that you can focus most of your energy on betting. [+]

Remember to view these lines multiple times if you don’t make your bet right away. Game odds change quite frequently in the NFL because they’re usually published days in advance.

Check back here to make sure an injury or unexpectedly heavy action on one team or bet hasn’t changed the numbers. This ensures you’ll never want for the most accurate information, which is imperative to making a successful bet.

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New Orleans Saints Regular Season Schedule

Peruse the New Orleans Saints entire regular season schedule. Its function is obvious but also invaluable. [+]

By looking back at past scores and the outcomes of previous games, you can help spot betting trends that will help you with all future single game matchups.

Check out the Saints’ record against the spread when playing at home. Then see what it is when they travel on the road. Find out whether they are still covering the over consistently enough. Keep tabs on their record against NFC South rivals. Study their record against above average offenses and top notch defenses.

Next, you’ll want to move ahead in the schedule and throw these findings at future games. You won’t have lines to work with, but you can see what kind of team the Saints are playing (offensive or defensive specialists), where they’re playing them (home or away) and craft your bet before the odds are actually released.

When they game lines do go live, you’ll have no qualms about making a quick and accurate decision at the sportsbook.

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August 2016 (3)
Thu 11 Saints 22 - 34 Patriots +175 -196 Odds
Sat 20 Saints 9 - 16 Houston Texans +106 -127 Odds
Fri 26 Steelers 27 - 14 Saints +160 -179 Odds
September 2016 (4)
Thu 1 Baltimore Ravens 23 - 14 Saints +185 -213 Odds
Sun 11 Day 1 Oakland Raiders 35 - 34 Saints +130 -149 Odds
Sun 18 Day 2 Saints 13 - 16 New York Giants +165 -169 Odds
Mon 26 Day 4 Atlanta Falcons 45 - 32 Saints +135 -149 Odds
October 2016 (4)
Sun 2 Day 4 Saints 35 - 34 Chargers +165 -175 Odds
Sun 16 Day 6 Panthers 38 - 41 Saints -141 +125 Odds
Sun 23 Day 7 Saints 21 - 27 Chiefs +240 -250 Odds
Sun 30 Day 8 Seattle Seahawks 20 - 25 Saints
November 2016 (4)
Sun 6 Day 9 Saints 41 - 23 49ers Odds
Sun 13 Day 10 Denver Broncos 25 - 23 Saints +135 -145 Odds
Thu 17 Day 11 Saints 20 - 23 Panthers +165 -164 Odds
Sun 27 Day 12 Los Angeles Rams 21 - 49 Saints +305 -333 Odds
December 2016 (4)
Sun 4 Day 13 Detroit Lions 28 - 13 Saints +250 -256 Odds
Sun 11 Day 14 Saints 11 - 16 Buccaneers +120 -130 Odds
Sun 18 Day 15 Saints 48 - 41 Cardinals +140 -154 Odds
Sat 24 Day 16 Buccaneers 24 - 31 Saints +155 -161 Odds
January 2017 (1)
Sun 1 Day 17 Saints 16:25 Atlanta Falcons +225 -263 Odds

What Are The New Orleans Saints Standings

All futures bettors should pay attention to the New Orleans Saints place in the standings, which can be found below. [+]

Seeing how the Saints’ record stacks up against those of NFC South, NFC or overall NFL juggernauts is a key part of figuring out whether their odds in those departments are worth your money. If their win total holds up in either of those categories, you can basically view them as sound futures investments.

If you’ve already made a futures wager only to find out the Saints are tracking in the completely opposite direction, this look at the standings will at least alert you to your folly, at which point you can regroup and craft a different wager on another team if you please.

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# team P W L + - %
1 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 15 13 2 408 279 0.867
2 New England Patriots New England Patriots 15 13 2 406 236 0.867
3 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 15 12 3 410 361 0.800
4 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 15 11 4 352 284 0.733
5 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 15 10 5 502 374 0.667
6 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 15 10 5 349 345 0.667
7 New York Giants New York Giants 15 10 5 291 274 0.667
8 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 15 10 5 372 303 0.667
9 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 15 9 6 322 327 0.600
10 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 15 9 6 401 364 0.600
11 Houston Texans Houston Texans 15 9 6 262 304 0.600
12 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 15 9 5 329 269 0.600
13 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 15 8 7 333 294 0.533
14 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 15 8 7 309 291 0.533
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 15 8 7 337 353 0.533
16 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 15 8 7 357 361 0.533
17 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 15 8 6 386 364 0.533
18 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 15 7 8 389 348 0.467
19 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 15 7 8 387 372 0.467
20 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 15 7 8 289 297 0.467
21 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 15 7 8 437 416 0.467
22 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 15 6 8 374 356 0.400
23 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 15 6 9 353 385 0.400
24 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 15 6 9 340 318 0.400
25 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 15 5 9 298 305 0.333
26 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 15 5 10 383 386 0.333
27 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 15 4 11 218 350 0.267
28 New York Jets New York Jets 15 4 11 245 399 0.267
29 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 15 3 12 269 361 0.200
30 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 15 3 12 298 376 0.200
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 15 2 13 286 455 0.133
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 15 1 14 240 425 0.067

How To Win New Orleans Saints Bets

Given that the New Orleans Saints haven’t done enough to improve their defense, they remain strong over plays.

The Saints ranked dead last among all 32 NFL teams in points allowed per game for the 2015 season. You can count on them improving if only because there’s nowhere to go but up. Since they haven’t picked up anyone who truly changes their defensive fortunes, though, it’s also safe to assume they’ll once again reside in the bottom seven, bottom five or worse in points allowed per game.

The offense shouldn’t suffer from any such setbacks. The Saints’ top receiver is now Brandin Cooks, but both he and No. 2 wideout Willie Snead should be enough for Drew Brees to continue putting up big numbers.

New Orleans’ three-headed monster in the backfield will take care of the rest. Tim Hightower, Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller make for one heck of a running back rotation—a group that can diminish the amount of pressure on Brees to deliver three touchdown outings every week.

Last season saw the Saints finish eighth in points scored per game. They should be around the same spot looking ahead. Combine that with their still crappy defense, and this is a no-brainer.

Aggressively use the Saints as weekly over plays–provided they aren’t squaring off against a top five defense.

Effectively betting on the New Orleans Saints is going to involve taking some risks.

Yes, they are single matchup plays. And yes, they are strong over options. But they are also a team ostensibly on the fringes of something bigger–mostly because of their offense.

That the Saints carved out seven victories with a league worst defense is actually impressive. The offense put them in position to flirt with a .500 record. Had a few different possessions gone their way late in a couple fourth quarters, we might even be talking about a nine win squad right now. Ten wins wouldn’t even be out of the question. That’s how good, and efficient, their offense is, even with an aging Drew Brees running the show.

If the Saints improve their defense even slightly, their potent ground and air attack could thrust them into the NFC championship and Super Bowl conversation. It will be as super long shots, make no mistake. But that’s part of the appeal.

So if you are looking for a futures bet with an obscenely lucrative return, the Saints are it. You’ll have to lay down a sum of money you’ll comfortable with losing, as is the case with all pipe dream bets, but they are certainly worth a flier in that situation.

Feel free to do the same with the over and under totals on their wins.

After rattling off seven victories and making minimal upgrades to the roster, sportsbooks that peg them as a seven or eight win team are inviting over gambits. Use that to your advantage. Heck, if the odds are enticing enough, throwing down a modest amount on the over even if they’re projected to win nine games isn’t a bad idea, either.

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