Patriots vs Saints Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 3
- The Patriots will force Jameis Winston to throw three interceptions
- Mac Jones will have a 70 percent completion rate
- The Saints will struggle to defend the run
It was a tale of two very different teams this weekend as the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints head into battle. Each of these teams sit at 1-1 on the year and look to create a bit of momentum as we move forward deeper into the season. The Saints blew out Green Bay in their first game this year 38-3 but then struggled against the Panthers as they lost 26-7. The Patriots lost their first game by one point to the Dolphins but then righted their ship against the Jets.
The Patriots have actually been really good on the offensive side of the ball and are moving it really efficiently. They are averaging 346.5 yards a game and scoring just under 20.5 points a game. The Saints had really good success on the offensive side of the ball in their first game but then struggled in their second game as Jameis Winston threw four interceptions.
This game has all the makings of a defensive battle or an offensive shootout. If it is a defensive battle then the Patriots have the upper hand. Look for the Patriots to try and create a lot of pressure on the Saints’ passing attack. I anticipate that the Patriots will play it safe on the offensive side of the ball once again this upcoming weekend, but that has been working for them so far this year.
Betting Odds & Lines for This Game
- Spread: Patriots -2.5 (-115) / Saints +2.5 (-105)
- MoneyLine: Patriots -150 / Saints +130
- Total: Over 41.5 (-110) / Under 41.5 (-110)
Patriots vs Saints Prediction: Spread
I think the Patriots will win this game outright and I think while it will be close I don’t think that it will be just one or two points. I have a feeling that the Patriots will score a touchdown late in the game to win it. I look for this to be a great bet if you can find it under 3.5 points.
- Free Prediction: Patriots -2.5
Patriots vs Saints Prediction: MoneyLine
Even though the Patriots look like they will have this one in check, the Saints moneyline is your best bet. If Winston gets on a roll like he can at times this should be a really good game late. He can single-handedly win you a football game if he wanted to, but he can also lose you a game. Look for Winston to be back to his old self this week.
- Free Prediction: Saints +130
Patriots vs Saints Prediction: Total
Both of these teams have struggled to score points at times and both teams have a really good defense. I look for this to be an easy under as combined the two teams score just 43 points a game. Defensively, they only allow a combined 26 points a game.
- Free Prediction: Under 41.5
Bet on This NFL Game
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One prop that sticks out to me is the total touchdowns scored in the game. This is sure to be a low-scoring game and I think that taking the under on 4.5 touchdowns scored is a no-brainer. Both of these teams are not going to set the world on fire, and their defenses are really good in terms of preventing points in the red zone. I look for this to be a low-scoring affair.
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