Each of the last two seasons has been a disappointment for the New Orleans Saints, both in pure football terms and in the world of sportsbetting. They have failed to secure records of .500 or better, ostensibly seeing their Super Bowl window with quarterback Drew Brees at the helm approach the fringes of its conclusion. Can they get back to their winning ways, both on the field and at the sportsbooks? That remains to be seen, in large part because of their defense.
They ranked dead last in the NFL on the points allowed per game scale last season and may not improve by much moving forward.
New defensive coordinator Dennis Allen should help some, but the Saints didn’t spend a bunch on talent over the offseason. They poached middle linebacker James Laurinaitis from the Los Angeles Rams. That’s the only defensive addition of note on their roster. And he alone isn’t enough.
Then again, the offense will still hum. The Saints ranked eighth in points scored per game, and that was with Brees struggling for part of the season. While he’s now 37 years old, he’s still super accurate with his arm, much like Peyton Manning was before deteroriating at the end of 2014. And unlike Manning, he has maintained his tight spiral and long distance acumen.
So there’s a chance that the Saints get back to the playoffs in 2016. Winning the NFC South is almost out of the question, unless the Carolina Panthers completely and utterly implode. But making the postseason would be enough. From there, anything can happen.
If you believe the Saints are a playoff team—and it’s honest to god a coin flip at best—then experiment with their long term futures, on the NFC championship and Super Bowl fronts. You won’t want to invest a ton of money in these plays, but New Orleans could be worth the dice roll thanks to their offense alone.
Who Does New Orleans Saints Play Next
Below you’ll find all the information on the New Orleans Saints’ next game, including start times and opponents, in addition to the overs, unders, moneylines and spreads.
Try to visit this page on multiple occasions, regardless of whether you place your bet early or not. NFL game lines tend to change regularly, because they are published days in advance. Bookmarking this page lets you stay on top of those changes.
If you already placed a bet and noticed a significant adjustment in the lines that compromises your wager, you’ll have the option of trying to lay down another play elsewhere, on a different team, in an attempt to recoup your losses.
If you haven’t already submitted a gamble by the time changes come in, you’ll have the luxury of adjusting your scope, and can thus bet on or against the Saints using the most up to date information.
New Orleans Saints Game Schedule
You can check out the New Orleans Saints’ entire game schedule here. Keeping this page in your researching arsenal remains a great way to plan ahead.
Looking back at past scores and the outcomes of previous games will tell you which types of opponents and situations the Saints struggle or thrive against.
Are they better covering the spread at home or on the road? What’s their record against really good offensive teams compared to their record versus upper tier defensive squads? Have they remained consistently excellent over plays, or are they, for some reason, now under candidates?
Keep track of the answers to these questions, updating them as the season goes along, and you’ll be able to apply the information to all future matchups.
New Orleans Saints Standings Today
All midseason futures bettors should make it a point to research the heck out of the New Orleans Saints’ place in the standings.
If their record slots them near the top of the NFC South, you view them as divisional plays. And if it also stations them near the top of the NFC or NFL, you should use them as everything futures.
If their record pales in comparision to other good teams, you know to holster all potential big picture plays.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
How To Make Money Betting On New Orleans Saints
Something to monitor on the New Orleans Saints’ front leading into next season is the status of Drew Brees.
At 37, he is clearly on the downside of his career. The end of his reign as a superstar quarterback could come on a whim. And if it does, if this season is the year he starts to fall off in measurable fashion, the Saints are kaput in every way imaginable.
Forget using them as division plays, let alone NFC championship and Super Bowl investments. They won’t even be good over plays if Brees isn’t right. They are banking on his arm to carry that aspect of their attack. After all, Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks aren’t necessarily top-two-receiver material.
The Saints, of course, are hoping for some natural in house improvement here. Snead is only 23 and Cooks is 25. They could get better and validate their status as a top flight receiving corps.
New Orleans has also safeguarded itself against part—or all—of Brees’ potential decline by stocking the backfield with Tim Hightower, Mark Ingram and C.J. Spiller. They should be able to offset any lost production from Brees.
This assumes Brees even struggles. He could end up throwing 40 touchdowns and no one would be surprised. That’s why the Saints are long shot everything plays until they prove otherwise. It’s just important that you be on lookout for them to potentially prove otherwise.
Make substantial investments in the over if you want to earn money betting on the New Orleans Saints.
The logic here isn’t difficult. It’s simple and, more importantly, effective.
We already know the offense, assuming the health of Drew Brees, will be just fine. Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower and C.J. Spiller combine to form perhaps the most talented backfield trio in the NFL, and wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead, along with tight end Coby Fleener, are enough weapons for New Orleans to air out the pigskin frequently.
This potent offense will once again be partnered with a borderline terrible defense. Again, newly hired defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will help certain things, but not everything. The Saints have a secondary problem—a big one. And they did little, if anything, to address it over the offseason.
Last year, the Saints allowed 45 passing touchdowns. That’s 13 more than Brees threw for (32), and it ranked 31st in the NFL. That problem isn’t going away, since New Orleans’ best free agent addition on the less glamorous side of the ball was a middle linebacker.
This, then, is a Saints squad that should still be getting into fire fights to win games. They will try to score a ton of touchdowns in the air to account for all the passing scores that they are giving up.
That makes them not a good over play, not a great over play, but a phenomenal over play. It can be good to steer clear of this play when they’re riding into battle versus a top five or seven passing defense.
For the most part, though, you want to bet the Saints’ over when the situation calls for it.