New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Betting Preview: Saints Will March On to 4-2 With MNF Win in Seattle

By | October 25, 2021

The Saints are catching a break here as they head to Seattle and don’t have to face Russell Wilson. They need to take advantage to stay relevant in the NFC. With Wilson out and the Seahawks struggling, NFL betting odds at FanDuel Sportsbook have the Seahawks out to +320 to reach the postseason.

Seattle is hoping to grab a win at home so that when Wilson is back the games are still meaningful. The odds are not in their favor though.

This is a rare occurrence with the Seahawks an underdog at home. Normally I might be thinking this is an opportunity not to miss but in this spot, it is totally justified.

New Orleans Saints (3-2) vs Seattle Seahawks (2-4), ESPN, 8:20 p.m. ET

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks NFL Betting Odds

Moneyline

  • New Orleans Saints -210
  • Seattle Seahawks +176

Total

  • OVER 41.5 (-108)
  • UNDER 41.5 (-112)

Spread

  • New Orleans Saints -4.5 (-105)
  • Seattle Seahawks +4.5 (-115)

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Monday, October 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Want to see NFL betting odds from several top online sportsbooks for every NFL matchup each week? Check out our NFL odds.

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks NFL Betting Consensus

Moneyline

  • 100% New Orleans Saints
  • 0% Seattle Seahawks

Total (at O/U 41.5)

  • 100% OVER 41.5
  • 0% UNDER 41.5

Spread (at -/+4)

  • 100% New Orleans Saints -4
  • 0% Seattle Seahawks +4

New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks Matchup: NFL Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Betting Outlook

The Saints have been trading wins and losses so far this season, which might have been expected with Drew Brees now in the broadcast booth. Jameis Winston is not throwing the ball a ton, but it is hard to find fault with the results. He is completing 60 percent of his passes and has a 12:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio. That is positive, but the dynamic running back Alvin Kamara is off to a slow start though. His longest catch or run is just 23 yards. The Saints need their offense to be more explosive because even though Winston has been solid he is not as efficient as Brees.

Defensively, the Saints have been stout against the run and are one of the league leaders in points allowed. Those numbers are helped by a dominant opener against the Packers and taking on some lackluster offenses. When you drill deeper you can see that they are not getting a lot of pressure on the quarterback, which is one of the reasons they are just 24th against the pass. Not having to face Russell Wilson will help a lot in this spot, however.

Seattle Is Trying to Stay in the Race

Geno Smith is one of the better backup quarterbacks out there. Still, there is a significant drop-off between Smith and Russell Wilson, who is one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. The offensive line is not great, but Smith is a good athlete like Wilson, so he should be able to move around. But he won’t have running back Chris Carson, and star receiver DK Metcalf is questionable. That puts Smith in a tough spot, and it’s hard to see him having a great game under the circumstances.

In the “good old days”, Seattle might have been able to win a game where they were shorthanded thanks to a smothering defense. They just haven’t been that team for some time. They are easy to run and throw against and give up an average of 25 points per game. I am not optimistic that the defense can rally and hold the Saints to something like 17 points to give their offense a chance. They are 27th in creating turnovers too.

NFL Betting Trends to Consider for New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks

  • The Saints are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
  • In their last nine Week 7 games, the Saints are 8-1 ATS.
  • The Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
  • The Seahawks are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 7.
  • In their last 18 games as an underdog, the Seahawks are 13-5 ATS.
  • The Seahawks are 34-15-4 ATS in their last 53 games following a straight up loss.

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Best Bet

New Orleans -4.5

Neither of these teams are in peak form right now, but the Saints defense should travel well and shut down Smith and Seattle’s offense. That takes the pressure off of Winston. This could definitely be a game where Kamara finally busts out. He will have the attention of the defense, but that group is not very good. If Winston can just catch him in stride once or twice, that could be the ballgame.

Prop Watch: Jameis Winston Over 205.5 Passing Yards

I am looking for the Seahawks to make stopping Kamara a priority, which will open up chances in the passing game for Winston. He does not have to have a great game to get over the number, and they will let him take more chances once they are playing with the lead.

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Score Prediction

New Orleans Saints 27, Seattle Seahawks 14

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