Saints vs Seahawks Divisional Odds
The Seattle Seahawks crushed the New Orleans Saints at home in the regular season for easy SU and ATS victories, and they'll be looking to do the same on Saturday afternoon as those teams meet in a Divisional Round matchup on the NFL betting board.
The Seahawks, winners of five straight playoff home games, were sitting as 8-point chalk at Bovada in early NFL wagering.
Seattle beat New Orleans 34-7 and easily covered the 6.5-point spread as a home favorite back on December 2, in a game that turned out to be an UNDER result for bettors. Russell Wilson threw for 310 yards and three scores for Seattle in that win, while Drew Brees passed for just 147 yards and one touchdown.
Brees and the Saints picked up a 26-24 road win over the Eagles on Wild Card Weekend, despite the quarterback throwing for just one touchdown while getting picked off twice. Mark Ingram ran for 97 yards and a score for New Orleans that day.
Overall, the Seahawks are 5-2 SU and ATS vs Saints since 2000. The UNDER is 7-1 past eight Saints games overall, while the OVER is 5-1 past six Seattle playoff games.
Saints are 0-4 ATS past four games as underdog of 8 or more points since 2005 and they are just 5-10 ATS in the playoffs since 1988. The Seahawks have won five straight playoff home games SU.
The Eagles battle the Saints, currently with a 12-5 mark (9-7-1 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 6-10 for the Seahawks and 6-11 for the Saints.
Seahawks vs Saints odds: Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Seahawks as 9.5-point favorites in the game Monday, but the line was moving. Meanwhile the betting total was sitting at 47.5.
The Seahawks sit at No. 1 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Saints are at No. 4 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Seahawks will win this game 31-26.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 26-24 winner on the road against the Eagles. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (50) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Saints grabbed a Wildcard Playoff victory over the Eagles in their last game, winning 26-24 at Lincoln Financial Field. Golden Tate was good for 129 receiving yards in the Seahawks's most recent action, helping his team to a 27-9 victory over the Rams.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Seattle's No. 7-ranked offense (26.06 PPG) against a Saints defense that ranks No. 4 at 19.29 PPG. The Seahawks passing attack has averaged 202.25 yards per game, more than the Saints give up through the air (193 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Saints feature the league's No. 21-rated road run defense, allowing 124 yards per game. Seattle, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.
A few Saints at Seahawks trends to consider:
New Orleans is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games
New Orleans is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New Orleans is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Seattle is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Seattle is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 5 games
Seattle is 15-4 ATS in its last 19 games at home
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