Official Monday Night Football Betting Preview of Saints vs. Raiders

The New Orleans Saints take on the Las Vegas Raiders to finish off week 2 of NFL live lines. Las Vegas opens their billion-dollar stadium. Both teams are 1-0 SU and ATS, going over their only game. Home underdogs of two or more are 41-17-3 since 1991, including 19-9 in week 2. That would favor the Raiders.

Odds: Saints are -5.5 on the road with a total of 48.5 or 49. It opened -4.5 and 50.5.

Public betting percentages: The public as usual loves the road favorite, but at a reasonable rate with 64 percent of bets and 53 percent of money on the Saints. The over is being bet at 62 and 54 percent respectively.

Power ratings: The power line is New Orleans -4.5 and 51.5 with a projected Saints win of 27-23.

Computer simulations ATS: One of our top projection models did 10,000 simulations and found New Orleans covering 52 percent at -5.5 with 52 percent going over 48.5. The other has Raiders overing 56.3 percent at +5.5 and 61.4 percent going over 48.5.

Against the spread trends: New Orleans 20-6 versus an opponent winning home record, but 1-7 overall in week 2. Vegas is 6-2 home underdogs,

Over-under trends: New Orleans over 20-8 after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game. Vegas under 4-0 MNF.

Top expert pick on today’s card is from Joe Duffy. Going back to last Monday night, Joe Duffy is 13-6 in football and early indications are that some mega-systems click in this week. Monday Night Football total, plus NHL side and total, and MLB. Our top two computer simulation models agree on the side and total. Get the picks now

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