The New Orleans Saints take on the New England Patriots for the first time in over four years Sunday afternoon (Fox, 1:00 p.m. ET). The game is the Saints’ third straight away from home, as they visit Gillette Stadium for the first time since 2013.
Oddsmakers are expecting a closely-contested affair, pricing New England as a field-goal favorite at home.
Betting the spread is always worth a look, but why not consider some player props as well? These types of bets offer more ways to have a stake in the game. Player props focus on player performances.
Let’s take a look at props available for some notable players on both the Saints and Patriots in this Week 3 matchup:
Jameis Winston Passing Yards Prop
One key storyline in this matchup will be the play of quarterback Jameis Winston.
The veteran gunslinger started the season on a high note with five touchdowns but just 148 yards against the Packers. However, things came crashing down last Sunday against the Panthers. Winston completed just 11 of his 22 pass attempts for 111 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
Which Jameis Winston will show up against the Patriots?
Winston stayed well UNDER his total passing yards prop in both games so far this season.
New England’s defense has made life difficult for opposing QBs. They held Miami’s Tua Tagovailoa to 202 yards in the season opener and picked off New York’s Zach Wilson four times and held him to 210 passing yards last Sunday.
Mac Jones Passing Yards Prop
The Mac Jones era in New England is off to a solid start. The former Alabama quarterback is completing 73.9% of his passes on the young season, and he has not thrown an interception through 69 pass attempts.
DraftKings lists his total passing yards prop for this game at 241.5 (OV -115, UN -115). The total is a bit lower at FanDuel, where it is listed at 236.5 (OV -114, UN -114). Jones threw for 281 yards against Miami and 186 yards against New York.
The Saints held Aaron Rodgers to just 133 yards in Week 1, but then allowed Sam Darnold to throw for 305 yards. This will be their first time facing Jones.
Same Game Parlays
Parlays are a fun way to potentially earn a bigger payout. Both FanDuel and DraftKings offer same game parlays. This is when you can put multiple picks from a single game, including player props, into a parlay. An example of a same game parlay for this matchup would be:
- OVER 42.5 points (-106)
- Mac Jones UNDER 236.5 passing yards (-114)
- Alvin Kamara OVER 35.5 receiving yards (-114)
This parlay would pay out at +656 odds on FanDuel. There are options for just about anything in a same game parlay, so take a look at the two sportsbooks and see what you like.
The Saints scored just a single touchdown last week. If they are going to walk out of Foxborough with a win, the offense will have to be better.
Here is a look at some touchdown props available for both teams in this game through FanDuel:
|Any Time TD||First TD||Last TD||2+ TD's|
|New Orleans Defense||+500||+3500||+3500||+6500|
As always, shop around the various sportsbooks to find which props you like. Best of luck!
All odds used were available at time of publishing on Friday, September 24.