As the end of June draws ever nearer, there are still some big-name players out there looking to make a move. Any predictions made at this point are always a little risky, as there is so much that can happen between now and the start of the season. There are still moves to be made, some of which may be predicated on injuries that will almost certainly come during training camp and preseason. It is not a good idea to make bold predictions without knowing exactly how a team will look when the play begins for real. In New Orleans, just knowing which QB will replace Drew Brees as the starter could change everything.
Let’s have a look at our Win/Loss Analysis for the New Orleans Saints so you can start planning your bets against their NFL Team Totals odds.
New Orleans Saints Win/Loss Betting Odds and Prediction for the 2021-22 Season
Saints Divisional and Playoff Chances
Like we said, predictions at this stage of the proceedings are not a great idea, but you have to believe that if the Saints had total faith in Taysom Hill as their starter, would they have gone out and picked up Jameis Winston? The Saints won the NFC South last season with a 12-4 record, but they are not the favorites this season. That distinction goes to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with the Saints in at +300 to repeat as division champions. If things play out the way that the bookies expect, then the Saints will be looking at getting in via the Wild Card.
As it stands now, the Saints are at +110 to make the postseason, while the bookies have them at -140 to miss out. They are right on the fence, and it could well be the play of their starting QB that tips things in either direction.
Saints 2021 Schedule and Win Total
We hate to keep harping on the same subject, but you have to look at the QB situation and try to base all your predictions on that. Taysom Hill was supposed to be the heir apparent to Brees, and while he went 3-1 as a starter last season, he was not entirely convincing, hence the signing of Winston.
The Saints will open the season at home to the Green Bay Packers, a team with QB issues of their own, so that game could well be a coin flip. They have winnable games against the Panthers, Giants, and Washington before having a bye in Week 6. Realistically they have a shot at being 3-2 or even 4-1 at that point. Things get a whole lot tougher after that, though, with the Seahawks, Buccaneers, Titans, and Bills all on the horizon. They do have some winnable games coming down the home stretch, but it is a mostly tough schedule that is going to be difficult to navigate. They do close out the season with divisional games against the Panthers and Falcons, which has the potential to be a pair of wins that could help with a Wild Card slot.
As it stands now, the win total for the Saints is sitting at 9, and while it sounds like I might be sitting on the fence a little, that looks to me like a serious potential for a PUSH. If I was being forced to make a pick, I might be more inclined to go UNDER.