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Saints Love the Underdog Label

The Seattle Seahawks (4-1-1) are known for their stout defense, while the New Orleans Saints (2-4) have made a habit of pleasing fans with their high-flying offense. The classic offense versus defense matchup will unfold in Week 8 when the Saints host Pete Carroll’s crew in the Bayou State.

Shark Bites
  • The Saints are 7-2 SU in their last nine games in Week 8.
  • The Seahawks are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games against teams with losing records.
  • The Seahawks are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games in Week 8.

New Orleans used to be tabbed with the favorite label quite often, but that’s not the case in 2016. Drew Brees and company have been underdogs in four of their six affairs so far, and they’re 4-0 ATS in that spot.

The Saints’ success against good teams is well documented. New Orleans is 8-0-1 ATS in its last nine games against teams with winning records. That’s great news for backers of the gold and black with the Seahawks in town.

Sportsbooks opened Seattle in the -3.5 ballpark with an OVER/UNDER of 47.5.

UNDER bettors will want to pay attention before this one gets underway. The Seahawks have gone UNDER in five of their last seven away from Washington, and the UNDER has cashed in two of their three road games in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the New Orleans Saints sat as 3-point underdogs at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 47.5.

A 27-23 result in favor of the Seahawks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Seattle Seahawks vs New Orleans Saints Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New Orleans bring a 2-4 record (4-2 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 4-1-1 Seattle Seahawks, who are 3-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen New Orleans go 4-2 so far and the Seahawks go 3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Seattle injuries news.

The Saints - Seahawks odds would favor the Seahawks if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. New Orleans is rated No. 17 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Seahawks sit at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New Orleans Saints No. 3-ranked offense (29.33 PPG) against a Seattle Seahawks defense that ranks No. 1 at 14 PPG. The Saints passing attack has averaged 339.17 yards per game, more than the Seahawks give up through the air (227.33 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Seattle Seahawks own the league's No. 4-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 84.67 yards per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Seahawks suffered a Week 7 loss against Arizona in their last game, falling 6-6 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Last time out, Drew Brees threw for 3 scores and 367 yards in a failed effort to defeat Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Seattle is 11-3-1 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Seattle's last 12 games
  • Seattle is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
  • New Orleans is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Seattle home to Buffalo, Monday, November 7th
New Orleans at San Francisco, Sunday, November 6th