The New Orleans Saints are in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles (Noon CT, FOX). The Saints (5-4 SU, 5-4 ATS) are looking to right the ship after back-to-back losses, while the Eagles (4-6 SU, 5-5 ATS) are looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season. Philadelphia defeated Denver last week by a score of 30-13.
Sunday’s contest will take place at Lincoln Financial Field, and surprisingly enough, the Eagles are 0-4 SU in their home stadium so far this season. The Saints, who are 3-2 SU on the road, are looking to extend Philadelphia’s home losing streak to five.
Saints Vs Eagles Betting Odds
Despite their home struggles, oddsmakers are giving the Eagles a slight edge. Philadelphia is listed as 2-point favorites on most notable sportsbooks.
The total is listed at 43 on most platforms, while FanDuel lists 43.5. The over is 5-4 for the Saints and 5-5 for the Eagles so far this season.
|Saints Spread||Eagles Spread||Saints Money Line||Eagles Money Line||Total|
|DraftKings||+2 (-110)||-2 (-110)||+110||-130||43 (OV -110, UN -110)|
|FanDuel||+2 (-110)||-2 (-110)||+114||-134||43.5 (OV -106, UN -114)|
|PointsBet||+2 (-107)||-2 (-107)||+110||-131||43 (OV -110, UN -110)|
|Caesars||+2 (-110)||-2 (-110)||+110||-130||43 (OV -110, UN -110)|
The Saints and Eagles have met in each of the last three seasons. The home team has won all three of those meetings. Here are some other key trends worth noting ahead of Sunday’s matchup:
- The Saints are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss
- The OVER is 5-1 in the Saints’ last six games
- The UNDER is 7-1 in Philadelphia’s last eight games as a home favorite
- The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a home favorite
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Value On The Saints
New Orleans has lost its last two games by a combined four points. This is the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Saints have lost back-to-back games, and they have not lost three straight in that time.
It’s a little surprising to see the Eagles as the favorites in this matchup. The Eagles are 0-4 SU at home with an average margin of defeat of 6.75 points.
Not only that, the Eagles put a heavy emphasis on running the ball, and the Saints have the NFL’s best rushing defense. The Saints are allowing 72.9 yards per game on the ground. The Saints also rank seventh in scoring defense at 19.8 points allowed per game.
If the Saints can limit the Eagles’ running game, they could force Philadelphia to change its offensive approach. QB Jalen Hurts has been steady this season, but he has eclipsed 200 passing yards just once in his last six games.
On the other side, QB Trevor Siemian is filling in quite nicely for the injured Jameis Winston. Siemian has thrown five touchdowns without an interception in three games since taking over the New Orleans offense.
RB Alvin Kamara appears to be trending in the right direction for a return this week. Kamara missed last week’s game against the Titans with a knee injury. He returned to practice this week, and if he is able to go, it would provide a huge boost to the New Orleans offense. Even if Kamara is not able to play, RB Mark Ingram is capable of handling the running back responsibilities.
Sports Betting Recommendation
The Saints have battled injuries all season long, yet they have still managed to play competitive games. They gave the AFC-leading Titans all they could handle last week without Kamara, and now they face an Eagles team that has yet to win a home game.
Overall, it’s tough to trust the Philadelphia offense against a stingy New Orleans rushing defense. The Eagles have not played well at home, and they have yet to win back-to-back games this season. It’s worth backing the Saints in this spot.
Take the points with New Orleans +2.
All odds used were available at the time of publishing on Friday, November 19.