New Orleans Saints Top NFL Spreads for 2016
If you’re a Drew Brees fan and you want to know how the future Hall of Fame quarterback and his band of merry New Orleans Saints teammates are going to make out this coming season, then you need some future bet predictions! We have taken the time to review the current NFL spreads for the season and picked the ones we think that carry the most value. With that thought in mind, let’s get started with my quartet of expert picks on four 2016 Saints regular season games.
Check Out Our Eye-Opening Quartet of New Orleans Saints Top NFL Spreads for 2016!
Oakland Raiders at New Orleans (PK)
Analysis: I know the Oakland Raiders were big winners in free agency and are expected to be one of the most improved teams in the league in 2016, but I really like the Saints to win and cover the spread in their home opener, likely, in a high-scoring affair. New Orleans is 4-2-1 ATS in their last seven home games and has an explosive offense that ranked second overall (404.2 ypg) and eighth in scoring (25.5 ppg). Oakland ranked a dismal 26th against the pass last season (258.8 ypg) and will be vulnerable to Drew Brees and the Saints’ aerial attack.
The Pick: New Orleans 31 Oakland 28
New Orleans at New York Giants (-4.5)
Analysis: I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I fully expect Drew Brees to light up a New York Giants’ defense that finished dead last against the pass in 2015 (299.4 ypg). Yes, the Giants did finish sixth in scoring (26.3 ppg), but they also ranked 30th in points allowed (27.6 ppg). The Saints win their second consecutive shootout in Week 2!
The Pick: New Orleans 35 New York 31
New Orleans at Kansas City Chiefs (-8)
Analysis: These two teams last met in 2012 and have only played each other eight times dating back to 1982, so history doesn’t really matter much if you ask me. While I’m expecting Kansas City to contend for a berth in Super Bowl 51 in the AFC and like them to get the home win in this Week 7 inter-conference matchup, I just don’t see them winning this contest by nine or more to cover the spread. With the Saints going 3-0 ATS in their last three games as an underdog of eight points or less and a blistering 5-1 TS in their last six such games, I say play Drew Brees and company to cover the chalk!
The Pick: Kansas City 30 New Orleans 24
Denver Broncos (-1) at New Orleans
Analysis: I say, so what the New Orleans Saints have lost four straight games to the Broncos and two straight at home. These two teams last met in 2012 and once every four years in the three prior meetings dating back to 2000. Denver struggled to cover the spread on the rod late last season, going 2-2 SU and just 1-2-1 ATS over their last four road dates and don’t believe they’re going to be nearly as good in 2016 under Mark Sanchez as they were last season under either Peyton Manning or Brock Osweiler.
Lest anyone forget, the Broncos finished 2015 ranked a modest 19th in scoring (22.2 ppg). I suspect they won’t improve on that figure under Sanchez in 2016. New Orleans wins and cashes in!
The Pick: New Orleans 24 Denver 21