Eagles vs Saints NFC Wild Card Odds
The New Orleans Saints have lost five straight road playoff games, a streak that dates back to 1991. They’ll look to end that streak at the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night.
The Eagles began the week as 2.5-point favorites over the Saints, who went 3-5 straight-up and 1-7 against the spread on the road this season.
Philadelphia beat the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East and earn a home playoff game. The Eagles have won six of their last seven, behind emerging young quarterback Nick Foles and dynamic running back LeSean McCoy.
Quarterback Drew Brees and the Saints had a rocky finish to the season, but blew out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to earn the sixth seed in the NFC. The Saints are 1-6 straight-up and against the spread in their last seven games as underdogs.
The Eagles opened as small home favorites at Bovada. Some Wild Card trends of note between the Eagles and Saints include five of the past six meetings playing OVER the total; the Saints are 2-9 ATS past 11 road games; the Saints are 1-6 SU and ATS past seven games as underdogs; the OVER is 10-1-1 past 12 Saints playoff games since 1991; the Saints are 0-5 SU on the road in the playoffs since 1980; the Eagles won last four home games (3-0-1 ATS); and the Eagles won six of past seven games as favorite.
The Saints will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 8-7-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 8-7-1 ATS. New Orleans is 6-10 against the total, while Philadelphia is 9-7 versus the number.
NFC Wild Card odds: Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Eagles pegged as 2.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 55, but it was being bet down late in the week.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Eagles and the No. 4-ranked Saints, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 29-26 result in favor of the Saints.
The Saints were a 42-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Buccaneers. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (59) made winners of OVER bettors. LeSean McCoy tore up the turf for 131 rushing yards in the latest Eagles game, a 24-22 win over the Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 4-ranked offense (27.62 PPG) against a Saints defense that ranks No. 4 at 19 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 256.88 yards per game, more than the Saints give up through the air (194.06 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Saints feature the league's No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 129.5 yards per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.
A few Saints at Eagles trends to consider:
New Orleans is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
New Orleans is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games
New Orleans is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Philadelphia is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home
New Orleans home to , Wednesday, December 31st
Philadelphia home to , Wednesday, December 31st