Seahawks vs Saints matchup preview and current betting lines
The Seattle Seahawks will look to build from last week’s win when they visit the struggling New Orleans Saints. Dennis Allen is starting to feel the heat already, and he could be on the hot seat, even though he’s been dealt a tough hand with all the injuries.
The Saints could’ve avoided last week’s loss in London, but a last-second field goal attempt was unsuccessful. They made the most of the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive miscues but struggled to generate much of their own.
Allen’s side made some big moves in the offseason and was expected to be better than they’ve been right now, even if Andy Dalton starts over Jameis Winston. That’s why they desperately crave a win at home against a beatable team.
However, Pete Carroll’s team has been surprisingly competent, at least when it comes to putting up points on the scoreboard. This will be a clash of different football styles, so we’ll dig deep to break it down and give you our best bets for the matchup.
Players to watch:
Geno Smith: Geno Smith didn’t look that much better than Drew Lock before the start of the season, but he’s now proven to be deserving of a shot. He’s completed 102 of 132 passes for 1037 tards, 6 touchdowns, and just two interceptions.
Chris Olave: The rookie out of Ohio State could be in for a big night if Michael Thomas misses another game. Despite some ugly drops, he’s still been the team’s top wideout, hauling in 21 receptions for 335 yards and one touchdown.
Week 5 Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Seahawks vs Saints
The opening Seahawks vs Saints spread have the New Orleans Saints favored by five points ahead of this game. That line could change closer to kick-off depending on Jameis Winston’s availability and whether sharp bettors continue to back up the Seahawks.
They’ve fared quite well as an underdog this season, even if their 2-2 record is unimpressive. This time, we expect them to cover the spread again as they’ll face a team that’s having big issues getting any sort of offensive rhythm.
We expect the Saints to try and make a statement with a bounce-back win at home after last week’s heartbreaking loss, but this could be a battle, not a blowout, especially with Pete Carroll most likely outcoaching Dennis Allen.
Geno Smith will be the best quarterback on the field regardless of who starts for the Saints, and that’s always a factor to consider. So, even though the Saints might and should win, this game could go down to the wire.
The opening Seahawks vs Saints odds have this game total sitting at 46 points, which could seem like a lot considering how the Saints have fared offensively. However, we like their chances to force multiple turnovers and gain the field position battle.
That should be more than enough for them to get at least three touchdowns in the evening and help this over cash in. The Seahawks have been more efficient offensively and Smith has proven that he can light defenses up with his strong arm.
Seattle features a more than decent receiving corps with Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf, and that’s trouble even for a stout defense such as the Saints’. There could be plenty of big plays with huge gains and a lot of scoring here.
As we mentioned before, the Seahawks will make this a close game, so we expect multiple lead changes and a game that’s likely to be settled in the final possession. Thus, we feel comfortable leaning towards the over at just 46 points.
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