New Orleans favored by 3 against Oakland on Sunday
New Orleans Saints vs Oakland Raiders Odds
Points could be plentiful when the New Orleans Saints visit the Oakland Raiders this Sunday at the O.co Coliseum. The total has gone OVER in six of New Orleans' nine games this season and the Raiders have allowed 97 points over the last two weeks.
New Orleans is 4-1 SU over its last five games and 5-1 ATS over its last six games. Oakland is 2-5 SU and 1-6 ATS in its last seven games against the Saints.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The game pits the Raiders, currently No. 27 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Saints, who rate No. 28 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 26-17 victory for the Saints.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 20-ranked offense (21.2 PPG) against a Saints defense that ranks No. 28 at 28.4 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 288.9 yards per game, less than the Saints give up through the air (307.3 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Saints own the league's No. 32-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 162 yards per game when on the road. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 31-27 winner as they battled the Falcons at home. The Saints covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Saints got 3 passing scores out of Drew Brees en route to a 31-27 win over the Falcons on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 55-20 loser as they battled the Ravens on the road. The Raiders failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 75 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carson Palmer's 368-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Baltimore earned a 55-20 win over Oakland on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.
New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in November are 10-0
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 5-5
Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Saints at Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans's last 14 games
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland's last 16 games
Oakland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
New Orleans home to San Francisco, Sunday, November 25
Oakland at Cincinnati, Sunday, November 25