Seahawks Vs Saints Line & Final Score PredictionNoah Williams
After a hard fought 6-6 draw on Sunday Night Football against the Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks will face the New Orleans Saints this Sunday. The NFL Week 8 betting line favors the Seahawks by a FG. Kick-off is on FOX this Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 PM ET, from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) October 28, 2016
The Seahawks are hoping for their second road victory of the season to keep their lead in the NFC West. Six of the Seattle Seahawks last nine regular season losses have come on the road. We find the Saints Saints in need a big statement victory in order to stay in the NFC wild card race. The New Orleans Saints have lost nine of their last 14 regular season games overall.
Seattle Seahawks Vs New Orleans Saints Line & Final Score Prediction
The NFL week 8 betting line favors the Seahawks by 3-point favorites to beat the Saints. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 48. The moneyline favors the Seahawks at -145 while you can cash in at +123 if you back the Saints.
What: Seattle Seahawks (4-1-1) at New Orleans Saints (2-4)
When: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Spread: Seahawks -3
Moneyline: Seattle -145 at New Orleans +123
Game Total: 48
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Seattle vs New Orleans
Why Bet The Seattle Seahawks To Beat The Saints
Last week the Seahawks had trouble moving the ball against a stout Cardinals defense which you could of guessed by the 6-6 score. The Seahawks are now 4-1-1 SU and 3-3 ATS. They average 18.5 points per game (28th) and allow 14.0 points per game (1st).
The Seahawks average 254.0 passing yards per game (4th). QB Russell Wilson (1559 yards, 5 TDs & 1 INTs) is dealing with lingering an ankle injury which has limited his mobility. Wilson completed 24 of 37 passes for 225 yards last week against the Cardinals.
WR Doug Baldwin (34 rec, 430 yards, 2 TDs) had six receptions for 69 yards last week. Baldwin and TE Jimmy Graham (27 rec, 408 yards, 1 TD) have combined for 838 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jermaine Kearse has 18 receptions. Seattle averages 82.7 rushing yards per game (27th). RB Christine Michael (97 car, 406 yards, 4 TDs) averages 67.7 rushing yards per game.
Seattle has the 3rd best total defense in the NFL. They give up 226.0 passing yards per game (9th) and 84.2 rushing yards per game (5th). The Seahawks have 20 sacks this season (3rd). Bobby Wagner has 57 sacks, and Cliff Avril has 6.5 sacks.
“They are getting a lot of explosive plays,” said Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, who fought off severe fatigue and cramping to help the Seahawks escape with the OT tie against Arizona. “They are getting the ball down the field and scoring points. They’re doing a great job.”
Why Bet The New Orleans Saints To Beat The Seahawks
The New Orleans Saints lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 27-21 last week. They drop to 2-4 SU and 4-2 ATS this season. The Saints average 29.3 points per game (2nd) and give up 32.5 points per game (32nd).
The Saints average 339.3 passing yards per game (1st). QB Drew Brees (2101 yards, 17 TDs & 5 INTs) keep raking up the yards and TDs no matter who is on the field. He has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 11 games.
“They really invented that scheme that a lot of people are trying to replicate, but it’s hard to do when you don’t have the personnel,” Brees said of the Seattle defense, responsible for an epic 6-6 tie last Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, the first NFL game to end in a tie since 2014. “They’re so good in so many areas, from the front four to the linebacking corps to the secondary.
“There is really not a weak link in the defense. You just have to be your absolute best when it comes to execution and put yourself in favorable positions as an offense, making sure you’re in third-and-manageable situations and you’re understanding the pressure and just making sure you get positive plays.”
WR Brandin Cooks (32 rec, 486 yards, 4 TDs) leads the team in receiving yards. WR Michael Thomas (36 rec, 437 yards, 3 TDs) has the most receptions on the team. New Orleans averages 82.3 rushing yards per game (28th). RB Mark Ingram (86 car, 334 yards, 1 TD) is averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Ingram is clearly not the focal point of this offense.
New Orleans has the 16th bets total defense in the NFL. The Saints allow 287.0 passing yards per game (30th) and the 116.8 rushing yards per game (23rd). They have recorded nine sacks this season (28th). Craig Robertson has 59 sacks, and Nick Fairley has 3.5 sacks.
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Seattle is 11-3-1 SU in its last 15 games
- Seattle is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Seattle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans
- New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- New Orleans is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Seattle
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The public money is on the Seahawks in this game. It used to be that the public always backed the Saints at home, but even with New Orleans having the No. 2 offense and averaging 29.3 points per game, its a hard sell to the Average Joe this week.
Sharps have been backing the home underdog here, taking New Orleans at +3.5 and +3 and moving the line to 2.5 at several books.
My final score prediction is Seahawks 24, New Orleans 20.