NFL

New England Patriots vs New Orleans Saints

New England
Patriots
0 - 1
New Orleans
Saints
0 - 1
September 17, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT
 | Caesars Superdome

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New England
Patriots
0 - 1
New Orleans
Saints
0 - 1
September 17, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT
 | Caesars Superdome
  • After a loss that no one saw coming, the Patriots will look to shut the mouths of their doubters vs another 0-1 team, the New Orleans Saints. Bettors should be aware of the fact that New England doesn’t often drop back-to-back games, either straight up or against the spread. You’d have to go back a few seasons to 2015 to find an occurrence of each and even more impressive, they’re now on a run that’s seen them go 17-3 SU after a loss.

    Shark Bites
    • On the road in 2016, Tom Brady threw 18 TDs and 0 INTs.
    • The Patriots are 8-0 SU and 7-1 ATS in their last eight games on the road.
    • Drew Brees has thrown for 300 or more yards in 12 of his last 15 games at home.

    With the spread in the 6.5-point range favoring New England, you’ll want to keep in mind that oddsmakers tend to undervalue the Saints at home as they’re on a 9-3 ATS stretch as a home underdog. The Patriots won all eight of their road games in 2016, covering the spread in seven, and winning six of those games by double digits.

    Lots of scoring is expected with the game Sportsbook the week with the highest total of the board — 54.5 points. The Saints have topped the total in 10 of their last 13 games at home and will be looking to take advantage of a Patriots defense that gave up 42 points and 537 total yards in Week 1. The Patriots should also have the luxury of racking up lots of points as the Saints were the league’s worst home defense in 2016, allowing 29.5 points per game.

    A recurring issue for the Saints over the past few seasons has been a poor start. They’re 1-10 SU and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in September. They’ll be desperate to pick up a win in Week 2 with their next two games coming on the road where the September trend gets even worse — they’re 4-14 SU in their last 18 September games away from New Orleans.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The New England Patriots opened as 4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark (including Sportsbook), while the total was hovering around 53.5 at most shops.

    NFL prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark picked a 29-22 result in favor of the Saints earlier in the week. Watch matchup reports and the picks page for any changes, due to injuries or suspensions this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

    New England Patriots vs New Orleans Saints Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The New England Patriots will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 0-1 against the spread this season, while the New Orleans Saints are 0-1 ATS. New England is 1-0 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; New Orleans is 1-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs New England injuries news.

    The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 1-rated New England Patriots taking on the No. 10-rated New Orleans Saints in this betting contest.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    New England is coming off a 42-27 setback against the Kansas City Chiefs, where Mike Gillislee scampered for 3 TDs on Thursday.

    The Saints suffered a Week 1 loss against Minnesota in their last game, falling 29-19 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

    Betting Trends
    • New England is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
    • New England is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 5 of New England's last 5 games
    • New England is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
    • New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans' last 5 games
    • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
    • New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    New England home to Houston, Sunday, September 24
    New Orleans at Carolina, Sunday, September 24

Odds

Sunday, September 17 Sun Sep 17


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-4
-110
-202
o53.5
-110
+4
-110
+181
u53.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-6
-113
-265
o55.5
-110
+6
-107
+225
u55.5
-110

Edge Finder

26.61
Total Score
21.41
226.33
Passing Yards
187.41
124.39
Rushing Yards
117.12
30:31
Time on Field
30:37
61.83
Number of Plays
61.82
5.67
Yards Per Play
4.93
26.61
Total Score
21.41
4.28
First Quarter
2.35
8.11
Second Quarter
6.82
4.67
Third Quarter
2.71
9.56
Fourth Quarter
9.53
226.33
Passing Yards
187.41
31.83
Pass Attempts
29.65
21.56
Pass Completions
17.24
1.72
Sacks
2.18
14.28
Sack Yards
14.76
10.50
Yards Per Pass
10.87
124.39
Rushing Yards
117.12
28.28
Rush Attempts
30.00
4.40
Yards Per Rush
3.90
0.83
Interceptions
0.76
1.11
Fumbles
0.82
0.56
Fumbles Lost
0.29
1.39
Total Turnovers
1.06
5.56
Penalties
5.76
49.33
Penalty Yards
47.71
30:31
Time on Field
30:37
61.83
Number of Plays
61.82
5.67
Yards Per Play
4.93
3.06
Punts
4.88
44.70
Punt Average
47.66
71.11
Return Yards
88.24

Head To Head

NE
Stat Type NO
4-2
Record
2-4
2-4
ATS
4-2
4-2
O/U
4-2
25.33
Score
26.17
137.17
Rush Yds
105.00
34.17
Pass Attempts
36.83
59.02
Completion %
54.30
232.67
Passing Yds
295.33
369.83
Total Yds
400.33
2.00
Turnovers
1.50
NE
Stat Type NO
2-1
Record
1-2
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
23.67
Score
27.33
131.67
Rush Yds
110.33
37.33
Pass Attempts
36.33
56.25
Completion %
56.88
224.33
Passing Yds
311.67
356
Total Yds
422
1.67
Turnovers
1.33
Oct 13/13 (1 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
30
Score
27
-2
ATS
+2
51 o
O/U
51 u
141
Rush Yds
131
43
Pass Attempts
36
58.14
Completion %
47.22
235
Passing Yds
230
376
Total Yds
361
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 30/09 (2 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
17
Score
38
+2
ATS
-2
57 o
O/U
57 u
122
Rush Yds
113
40
Pass Attempts
23
57.50
Completion %
78.26
244
Passing Yds
367
366
Total Yds
480
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 20/05 (3 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
24
Score
17
-8
ATS
+8
48.5 o
O/U
48.5 u
132
Rush Yds
87
29
Pass Attempts
50
51.72
Completion %
54.00
194
Passing Yds
338
326
Total Yds
425
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 25/01 (4 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
34
Score
17
+1
ATS
-1
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
191
Rush Yds
121
26
Pass Attempts
39
73.08
Completion %
41.03
241
Passing Yds
307
432
Total Yds
428
0
Turnovers
2
Oct 4/98 (5 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
30
Score
27
-7
ATS
+7
36 o
O/U
36 u
97
Rush Yds
39
35
Pass Attempts
47
60.00
Completion %
53.19
291
Passing Yds
237
388
Total Yds
276
4
Turnovers
2
Dec 3/95 (6 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
17
Score
31
-4.5
ATS
+4.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
140
Rush Yds
139
32
Pass Attempts
26
56.25
Completion %
65.38
191
Passing Yds
293
331
Total Yds
432
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 8/92 (7 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
14
Score
31
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
32.5 o
O/U
32.5 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
65.38
Completion %
65.38
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Nov 12/89 (8 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
24
Score
28
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
40 o
O/U
40 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
65.38
Completion %
65.38
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Nov 30/86 (9 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
21
Score
20
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
65.38
Completion %
65.38
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0
Dec 4/83 (10 of 10)
NE
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
7
Score
0
ATS
O/U
0
Rush Yds
0
0
Pass Attempts
0
65.38
Completion %
65.38
0
Passing Yds
0
0
Total Yds
0
0
Turnovers
0

Team Records

NE
Record NO
0-1
All
0-1
0-1
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
1-0
O/U
1-0
1-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0
NE
Record NO
0-1
All
0-1
0-1
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
1-0
O/U
1-0
1-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0
NE
Record NO
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
NE
Record NO
0-1
All
0-1
0-1
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-1
0-1
ATS
0-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-1
1-0
O/U
1-0
1-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
1-0

Gametime Weather

1:00pm N/A
N/A
N/A Humidity
N/A Precipitation
N/A Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Indoor
N/A

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 7, 2017KC27-42L-8/47.5L/O124247371185352537-1
Feb 5, 2017ATL34-28W-3/57.5W/O1044425461042403441
Jan 22, 2017PIT36-17W-6/49.5W/O5737443154314368-2
Jan 14, 2017HOU34-16W-16.5/44W/O982793771041812850
Jan 1, 2017MIA35-14W-7.5/47W/O12027639675205280-2
Dec 24, 2016NYJ41-3W-17/45W/U114211325111128239-4
Dec 18, 2016DEN16-3W-3/42.5W/U13617731358251309-3
Dec 12, 2016BAL30-23W-6/45.5W/O95401496423063482
Dec 4, 2016LAR26-10W-13/44.5W/U13326940236126162-2
Nov 27, 2016NYJ22-17W-9.5/48L/U9128637764269333-2
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 11, 2017MIN19-29L+3/47.5L/O602843441293414700
Jan 1, 2017ATL32-38L+7.5/58.5W/O1323414731423234651
Dec 24, 2016TB31-24W-3/53W/O12329441789260349-2
Dec 18, 2016ARI48-41W+3/48W/O130358488116309425-1
Dec 11, 2016TB11-16L+2/51.5L/U462482941041662703
Dec 4, 2016DET13-28L-6.5/53.5L/U50319369853374223
Nov 27, 2016LAR49-21W-7.5/45W/O20934655569178247-1
Nov 17, 2016CAR20-23L+3/53P/U107264371501732232
Nov 13, 2016DEN23-25L-3/49.5L/U802933731032343372
Nov 6, 2016SF41-23W-5/53W/O24832357193393486-4
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