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NFL Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots
October 8, 2023
After starting the season off 2-0 the New Orleans Saints have lost their last two games including last week’s loss at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while the New England Patriots have gotten off to one of the worst starts in team history of Bill Belichick at 1-3. Which team will come away with the win in this matchup on Sunday? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The New Orleans Saints enter this game with a record of 2-2 following a 9-26 loss at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while failing to cover the 4.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the NFL season. New Orleans scored 9 points while compiling 197 total yards offensively which included 140 passing yards and 70 rushing yards while allowing 26 points and 353 total yards defensively which included 246 passing yards and 114 rushing yards. Derek Carr led the team in passing, completing 23 of 37 attempts for 127 yards. Alvin Kamara led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 51 yards while adding 13 receptions for 33 yards. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving, catching four of six targets for 53 yards.
New England enters this game with a record of 1-3 following a 3-38 loss on the road against the Dallas Cowboys while failing to cover the 6-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the NFL season. The Patriots scored 3 points while compiling 253 total yards offensively which included 207 passing yards and 53 rushing yards while allowing 38 points and 377 total yards defensively which included 281 passing yards and 124 rushing yards. Mac Jones led the team in passing, completing 12 of 21 attempts for 150 yards and two interceptions while rushing for seven yards. Rhamondre Stevenson led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 30 yards while adding two receptions for 10 yards. Hunter Henry led the team in receiving, catching four of five targets for 51 yards.
BookMaker has the New England Patriots listed as 1-point favorites at home against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon in week 5 of the NFL season. New England has won five of the last eight and two of the last three games in the series while going 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. New Orleans is 0-3-1 ATS overall and 0-1-1 ATS on the road this season while the New England Patriots are 1-3 ATS overall, 0-2 ATS at home, and 1-0 ATS as a favorite on the year.
New Orleans is the more talented team and enters this game with a better record, however, New England has been the better team in the series, winning five of the last eight and two of the last three games. The Patriots are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the New England Patriots -1 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday in week 5 of the NFL season against the New Orleans Saints.
Spooky Express Pick: New England Patriots -1
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