With the win totals for the 2019 season already released, it’s fun to start looking ahead and thinking about how you might play. There are some bettors who are willing to go all in right now, while others wait until training camp and preseason comes to an end before making a single wager. After all, a team that looks great on paper early on can suddenly look fragile after a couple of training camp injuries. One team that is sure to be among the favorites this season is the New Orleans Saints, whose win total for the coming season is set at 10 ½. Let’s take a look at whether the OVER or the UNDER is the way to go.
New Orleans Saints 2019 NFL Season Win/Total Betting Prediction
- New Orleans Saints 2019 Win Total Odds: 10.5
- 2018 Wins: 13
New Orleans Saints 2019 NFL Schedule
- Week 1 vs Houston Texans
- Week 2 at Los Angeles Rams
- Week 3 at Seattle Seahawks
- Week 4 vs Dallas Cowboys
- Week 5 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Week 6 at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 7 at Chicago Bears
- Week 8 vs Arizona Cardinals
- Week 9 BYE
- Week 10 vs Atlanta Falcons
- Week 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Week 12 vs Carolina Panthers
- Week 13 at Atlanta Falcons
- Week 14 vs San Francisco 49ers
- Week 15 vs Indianapolis Colts
- Week 16 at Tennessee Titans
- Week 17 at Carolina Panthers
Why Saints over 10 ½ is a good bet?
Over the past two seasons, the New Orleans Saints have been one of the best regular season teams in the NFL, although that has not translated to success in the playoffs. In fairness, they were jobbed by a brutal call in the playoffs last season, so there is a definite sense that they are going to come back with a bit of a chip on their shoulder this season.
On paper, the Saints are arguably the most balanced team in the league. They had developed a reputation of being an offensive powerhouse, but all too often being pulled into shootouts because of a poor defense. That situation has now been rectified, as their defense is among the best in the league.
If this team can steer clear of major injuries on either side of the football, there is no reason why they can’t be one of the top teams in the NFC again this season.
Why Saints under 10 ½ is a good bet?
While this team has a great defense and a solid running game, they are also still a team that plays to the rhythm created by QB Drew Brees. He is now in his 40’s, and while he has shown little sign of slowing down, there always comes a time when the game catches up to a player. Brees had a poor end to the regular season in 2018, with the hope in New Orleans being that it was a minor slump as opposed to a bigger issue.
The other thing to consider here is that getting through the NFC South schedule totally unscathed is never an easy task. We are only a couple of seasons removed from 3 teams in this division making the playoffs, so expect another rough road this time around.
New Orleans Saints 2019 Regular Season Win Final Analysis
We should very quickly get an idea of where Brees is at in his career when this team finally takes the field. If he comes out and struggles early, we could be looking at a similar situation to what we saw with Peyton Manning in the closing stages of his career.
The Saints are not going to have an easy path to a division title, but they still need to be considered the favorite to win it given the quality that they have in every position. This is a team looking for redemption this season, which I think will drive them to another solid year.
NFL Betting Pick: OVER 10 ½