New Orleans Saints Betting Odds

New Orleans Saints Betting Odds

Winning Culture

In 2017, the New Orleans Saints put together an eight-game winning streak that helped them finish first in the NFC South with an 11-5 record, their best showing since 2013. It all came crashing to a dramatic end, however, when they lost the divisional playoff game to the Minnesota Vikings on the final play of the game. This year the New Orleans Saints betting odds are among the best in the NFL, with projections having them finishing in the top 5 of the NFC and winning their competitive Division for the second straight season. Lead by the golden arm of Quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints offense is one of the best in the league, ranking 2nd overall in the 2107 regular season in total yards, and 5th overall in both rushing and passing, meaning that theirs is a dynamic attack that can strike both on the ground and in the air. With all of the key pieces for this team back for 2018, the Saints betting odds are again among the best in the league, according to our NFL sportsbook.

If it isn’t broken, don't fix it

The only real disappointment about the Saint's 2017 season was the way that it ended. A once in a lifetime play in the final seconds of a playoff game should not cause a team to make changes in the offseason, and in fact, the Saints take to the field in 2018 much the same as they were the year before. In 2018 the Saints will again depend on big-name talents like running back Alvin Kamara, wide receiver Michael Thomas, and defensive end Cameron Jordan. Kamara was the 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the year, recording 728 yards on 120 carries. Thomas is coming off a sophomore season that saw him grab 92 passes for 1,137 yards. Jordan, an 8-year NFL veteran, is coming off the best year of his career in 2017. Last year he recorded career highs for total tackles and sacks. The only addition that garners mention is that of the Saints first-round draft pick defensive end Marcus Davenport. Projected to go much higher in the draft, he somehow slipped to 14, where the Saints were able to pick him up. In college, Davenport was the Conference-USA defensive player of the year in 2017. Playing out of the University of Texas-San Antonio, he recorded 185 Tackles and 21.5 sacks over 4 years. If Jordan can build on last year's numbers and Davenport find his groove early in the NFL, the Saints may have a top defense to go along with their ferocious offense.

Ready to Rock

The hype and the expectations surrounding this team have everyone in New Orleans excited to bring another Super Bowl trophy back to the Bayou. If they do, it will serve as a fitting tribute to their long time owner Tom Benson, who died in March of this year at the age of 90. He had been the owner of the team since 1985.