Saints Seahawks MNF Betting Preview
The New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks both have strong ATS trends on Monday Night Football as those marquee teams meet in the NFL's primetime matchup on Monday night.
New Orleans is 6-1 ATS in its past seven appearances on Monday Night Football, while Seattle is 5-1-1 ATS in its past seven games on Monday night. The Seahawks failed to cover in their Monday night victory over the St. Louis Rams back in Week 8.
The OVER is 3-0 in the past three Saints vs. Seahawks games and also 12-1 in Seattle's past 13 games following a bye week. However, they bring a strange 2-11-1 ATS streak to the table in those post-bye week games, a money-losing skid that has gotten the attention of MNF bettors.
Seattle has dominated NFC South teams (6-1 ATS past three seasons) and that OVER trend appears again when they host NFC South teams (past five in this situation all played OVER the total).
This season the Seahawks are 10-1 overall and 7-4 ATS against the number, while the Saints are 9-2 and 6-4-1 ATS. As for the totals, Seattle is 6-5 on the OU, and New Orleans is 5-6.
Bettors looking to back the visiting Saints in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 47 at shops such as 5Dimes.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Seahawks at No. 4 and the Saints at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 31-30 result in favor of the Seahawks.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 17-13 winner as they battled the Falcons on the road. The Saints failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 30 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Jimmy Graham did much of the damage, producing 100 receiving yards as New Orleans beat the Falcons 17-13 at Georgia Dome.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 2-ranked offense (27.82 PPG) against a Saints defense that ranks No. 5 at 17.82 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 210.55 yards per game, more than the Saints give up through the air (198 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Saints feature the league's No. 28-rated road run defense, allowing 136.8 yards per game. Seattle, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.
A few Saints at Seahawks trends to consider:
New Orleans is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
New Orleans is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Seattle is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
Seattle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Seattle's last 9 games
Seattle is 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games at home
New Orleans home to Carolina, Sunday, December 8th
Seattle at San Francisco, Sunday, December 8th