Saints vs. Patriots Spread Before Florida-Alabama Vegas Odds

The Florida vs. Alabama odds in the SEC Championship game has the Gators down to a 4.5 point favorite at BetUs Sportsbook.

While the nation’s best football handicapper has not yet weighed in on that game, all the focus is on ESPN Monday Night Football as the New England Patriots play at the New Orleans Saints.

The Patriots vs. Saints spread has New Orleans -1.5 at SportsBook  with a total of 56.5, Bodog has the Saints at -1 and -120.

Here is the official betting preview: New England is 7-3 straight up and 6-4 against the spread, covering 4-of-5. New Orleans is 10-0 straight up but 7-3 to the number, dropping 3-of-4 against the bookmakers.

The Patriots get just 4.0 yards per rush against teams normally allowing 4.2 but 7.5 yards per pass to 6.5. They allow 4.4 yards per rush to teams normally getting 4.5 and 6.0 yards per pass to 6.3.

The Saints average 4.8 yards per rush against teams normally allowing 4.4 and a mind-boggling 8.3 yards per pass against teams normally allowing 6.7. That amounts to 6.5 yards per play to 5.7.

Defensively they are allowing 4.6 to teams normally getting 4.4 and 5.8 yards per pass to 6.0.

Against the spread records: New England is 37-17 on the road and 38-18 after getting more than 350 total yards previous game. The Pats are 4-11 after allowing less than 15 points their last game.

New Orleans is 12-3 as a favorite. The underdog has covered four straight in the series.

Over/under angles: New England has gone over 8-2 on field turf. 

Top expert pick on this game: The Center of the Handicapping Universe is 6-2 this week in the NFL (counting Arizona as a loser) though some went 7-1, others 6-1-1. That’s 21-10 (or better) with NFL sides. The biggest in that span goes tonight. It’s the NFL Prime Time Game of the Year New England-New Orleans and wait until you hear why. Click now to purchase GodsTips Monday Night Football winner


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