Saints Jaguars Betting – Saints’ Air Assault Heads To Jacksonville Week Four
After surviving a scare from the Houston Texans last week, the New Orleans Saints prepare for their second meeting in as many weeks against a team from the AFC South, as they embark on a season-high three-game road trip beginning with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Saints have scored at least 30 points in each of their first three games, and if they can hit that mark this week it should be more than enough points to get past a Jacksonville team that hasn’t scored more than 16 so far this sports betting season.
New Orleans Saints @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday October 2, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
NFL Betting Lines: New Orleans Saints – 7 1/2
The Jaguars came close last week against the Carolina Panthers with rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert throwing his first touchdown in a 16-10 loss in a game that Jacksonville actually led until late in the fourth quarter. The Jaguars still have a lot of work to do on offense, and will need their defense to step up big to have any chance in this game.
NFL Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees has been unbelievable again so far this year, throwing for 1059 yards and nine touchdowns through his first three games to pace an offense that ranks second in passing yards. The Saints made a commitment to be more effective running the ball in the offseason and it has paid off so far with the tandem of Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas doing an excellent job on the ground. The one area where New Orleans has struggled is defending the pass, and it will be interesting to see how they respond against the rookie Gabbert and the league’s worst air attack.
NFL Betting Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars
Gabbert showed signs that he can perform at the NFL level, but with a lack of superstar talent around him in Jacksonville it might take a little longer for him to reach his potential. While their receiving talent is limited, the Jaguars do have Maurice Jones-Drew in the backfield and he will need to have a big game against New Orleans after averaging over 100 yards on the ground through three games. The Jaguars’ defense ranks fifth against the run and seventh against the pass, but will need to step it up even more against the best offense they will have faced so far this year.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Saints are a legitimate sports betting bonus contender in the NFC this season, and these are the type of game they simply need to win. How close this game stays will depend a lot on how the Jaguars’ offense is able to move the ball, and at this point it just doesn’t look like Jacksonville has the firepower to keep up with Brees and that talented New Orleans offense for four quarters.NFL Betting Pick: New Orleans Saints