Despite being three games under .500, the New Orleans Saints still have a shot at the NFC South title and therefore a spot in the playoffs, but they need a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday at 1 PM ET at Heinz Field in the NFL week 13.
The Week 13 NFL betting odds have the Steelers as 3-point favorites over the Saints, and the game total is currently at 51 points.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 26, 2014
Matchup: New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers
Date: Nov. 30, 2014
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Stadium: Heinz Field
TV Info: FOX
Radio: New Orleans Vs Pittsburgh
Point Spread: Steelers -3
Game Total: 51
Analyzing The Week 13 NFL Betting Odds New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers
The New Orleans Saints dropped their third straight home game in a row last week, 34-27 against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night Football despite QB Drew Brees completing 35 of his 45 passes for 420 yards, 3 TDs & INTs. The Saints are 4-7, are the Atlanta Falcons who lead the NFC Sout.
New Orleans has the second best total offense in the NFL, averaging 433.6 yards per game, but 8th in scoring with 26.2 PPG. QB Drew Brees leads the third best passing offense in the league with his 3491 yards, 22 TDs & 11 INTs with a 98.1 passer rating. Brees’ favorite weapon is TE Jimmy Graham, who leads the team with 65 receptions, 670 yards & 9 TDs, and a little behind is WR Marques Colston with 38 catches, 618 yards & 2 TDs. RB Mark Ingram carries the 8th rushing offense in the NFL with 149 rushing attempts 645 yards & 6 TDs.
The Saints defense remains as the weakest link in the puzzle, ranking 27th in total defense, 23rd against the pass and 23rd stopping the run. New Orleans’ defense allows 26.0 points per game, which is 25th in the NFL, and has forced only turnovers this season (6 INTs & 5 fumbles).
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 26, 2014
The Pittsburgh Steelers are tied, with Cleveland and Baltimore, for 2nd in the AFC North with a 7-4 record and need a win to keep pace. They had a bye in week 12, but they have won three of their last four outings. The Steelers have the 5th best total offense in the NFL averaging 406.4 yards per game and 26.2 PPG. QB Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 3270 yards, 24 TDs & 6 INTs with a 105.3 passer rating, leading the team to have the 5th best passing offense in the league. WR Antonio Brown is second in the NFL with 1161 yards only behind Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas. Brown also has 9 TDs. The Steelers run game has returned this season with Le’Veon Bell as the lead RB. The rush attack is ranked 10th in the league with 951 yards on 195 attempts and 2 TDs.
The Steelers defense is 13th total allowing 343.8 yards per game and 23.8 points per game. Pittsburgh has forced 14 turnovers this season (11 INTs & 3 fumbles), ranks 22nd in that department.
New Orleans is 4-7 ATS this season, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU loss, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games in November, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games.
Pittsburgh is 5-6 ATS in 2014, 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games on grass, and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week.