Saints Have Eye On Top Seed In NFC Heading In To Clash With Jets This Sunday
The New Orleans Saints have clear Super Bowl aspirations for this online sports betting season. The road will be much easier traveled through New Orleans than the homes of any of the other legitimate NFC contenders. The pursuit of top spot in the NFC and home advantage for the playoffs will continue for the Saints when they visit the New York Jets this Sunday. New Orleans has won two of its first three road games, and will be looking to air it out against a Jets’ defense that was absolutely torched through the air by the Cincinnati Bengals in a blowout last weekend.
New Orleans Saints @ New York Jets
Sunday November 3, 2013 – 1:00 PM ET
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Sports Betting Line: New Orleans – 6
New York has won three of four at home, and the defense has played at a high level for the most part with the top-ranked rush unit and 15th-ranked pass stop. However, the Jets were burned for 402 total yards including 323 through the air in last week’s 49-9 loss to Cincinnati, and will be in tough to bounce back against this Saints’ offense.
NFL Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints
Sean Payton’s return to the sidelines has made a positive impact on both sides of the ball, and his biggest impact has been on the offense as a play caller. Drew Brees has thrown for 2,290 yards and 19 touchdowns to lead the third-ranked passing attack in the NFL, while Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson have helped provide balance on the ground. The New Orleans defense has also stepped up under new coordinator Rob Ryan after ranking among the worst of all-time a year ago. The Saints rank in the top-10 against the pass and have allowed an average of just over 17 points over their last three wins, and they will need to continue to play at that level to have success.
NFL Betting Preview: New York Jets
The Jets’ defense is coming off its worst performance of the season, and will be in tough to rebound in a hurry against a very good offense. Rob Ryan knows a lot about the defense the Saints will face this week, and he will undoubtedly have some intel for Payton on the best plan of attack. That said, Rex should also have a strategy for the best way to move the football against New Orleans, and it will require a commitment to the ground game and not turning the ball over. New York has two quality running backs in Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, but they can’t afford to fall too far behind early on in order to avoid forcing rookie quarterback Geno Smith in to trying to do too much.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
The Jets are in a tough online betting spot coming off a blowout loss and returning home to face one of the league’s toughest teams. It won’t help that Rob Ryan understands how to attack this New York defense, as the Saints don’t need any more of an edge with the talent they have. Rex Ryan has done an excellent job of getting the most out of the talent at his disposal, but the Jets have too many holes and it’s unreasonable to think they can keep up with this determined New Orleans’ team for long.
NFL Betting Pick: New Orleans Saints - 6