Last week’s two-point loss to the 49ers in a 48-46 shootout, the Saints (10-3) will host the Colts (6-7) in Week 15 of Monday Night Football. The Saints are listed as a favorite of nine points and the total up / down appears at 47 degrees and there are many betting angles on each side.
Indianapolis are in a losing streak of three games and have lost five of their six games while covering just two games in that game (6-6-1 ATS in total). The Saints have gone 8-5 ATS but have gone 2-3 ATS in their last five contests. OVER lost 15-11 to the two teams this year. If the Colts win this competition, the playoffs’ odds will remain alive. In the meantime, if the Saints win, it will be the fourth different NFC team to be 11-3, joining the Seahawks, Packers and Niners. That would create quite a riveting playoff situation with just two weeks to go in the regular season!
Let’s explore a few factors to note for each group. You can find all the NFL sharp betting tips and the best bets on BetQL!
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While the Buccaneers are one of the poorest teams in the NFL, the fact that junior Indy allowed Jameis Winston to throw for 456 yards and four touchdowns last week probably won’t bode well for this matchup against future Hall- by-Famer Drew Brees and company.
Racing, Marlon Mack returned from injury for the Colts in that contest and immediately took over the role he had earlier this year, receiving 13 of 18 carries. Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines were essentially out of mind while Jonathan Williams was completely eliminated. Quadruple Jacoby Brissett, who has clung to Zach Pascal wide and tight end Jack Doyle in recent weeks, could have T.Y. Hilton back, which could essentially transform their offense due to the game-breaking threat. The Saints have allowed 244.1 passing yards per game (20th in the NFL) and 108 rushing yards per contest (16th) and have an average defense total, allowing 22.8 points per game (16th). The Colts have an average offense and have scored 22.8 points per game (17th).
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The prospects of the Saints
Indy allowed 22.7 points per game this season (15th), which is roughly the same as New Orleans. However, the Saints offense averaged 26.5 points per game (ninth), including 27.4 with Drew Brees below center. New Orleans have averaged 27.6 points per game this season, which ranks sixth, but surprisingly they have given 25.1 points per contest (23rd). The Saints have one of the most concentrated offenses in the NFL, with Drew Brees, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Latavius Murray and Jared Cook doing most of the heavy lifting. However, due to Sean Payton’s ingenuity and creative game designs, the defenses continued to be the victim.
The Colts front-line was solid against running, allowing 99.7 rushing yards per game (ninth). However, they have delivered 245.4 passing yards per contest (21st). As this was slightly sloping from Jameis Winston’s performance against them last week, it is important to note that the Colts have been able to maintain their own defense all year. With the exception of Michael Thomas, who already has 121 catches for 1,424 yards and seven touchdowns, the Saints have been operating under production they have enjoyed in recent years. That could be enough to win this matchup, though.
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According to BetBall’s board, 60% of total bets have bet on the Saints against expansion and 68% of all money has been backed by New Orleans. In addition, as found in the BetQL application, 81% of BetQL users will bet on the Saints against spreading.
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