Saints vs. Seahawks Point Spread: NFL Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Charlie Grant | Updated Sep 18, 2019

Teddy Bridgewater, New Orleans Saints, 2019

NFL bettors might not have much confidence in Teddy Bridgewater, but the Saints do. The franchise traded a third round pick for the former Louisville product, and they made him the highest paid backup quarterback. 

AT
September 22, 2019, 4:25 PM ET
CenturyLink Field
Seattle
11-5
Pointspread +5 -105
Moneyline +200
Over / Under o +44.5

23%

Betting Action

77%

Pointspread -5 -115
Moneyline -241
Over / Under u +44.5

23%

Betting Action

77%

Drew Brees has missed only three games in 13+ seasons since he came to the Big Easy. The Saints will finally have to try to win games without their future Hall of Famer. New Orleans travels to Seattle with an understudy under centre.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Brees might not be in the middle of his prime, but the absence of the 40-year-old played a big factor to the line. Sports Interaction initially listed the Saints as 1-point road faves. Once Brees was officially ruled out, the online sportsbook re-opened with the Saints getting 5 points at Seattle.

About 87 percent of SIA customers are backing the Seahawks to cover as 5-point home favourites. With or without Brees, the trends don’t look good for the Saints. The club is 0-7 against the spread in its last seven contests.

The total made a similarly drastic adjustment. Oddsmakers originally had the Over/Under line set for 50 with Brees in the mix. The number dropped to 45 once he was ruled out. 

The Seahawks are coming off a 28-26 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers as 4-point away underdogs. They took down the Bengals 21-20 at home in Week 1 but failed to cover as 9.5-point chalk. Seattle owns a 2-0 record with just a +3 point differential.

New Orleans, meanwhile, needed some late-game heroics from Brees to take down the Houston Texans at home in Week 1. They were out of the game last weekend against the Los Angeles Rams. The end result – an ugly 0-2 ATS mark.

New Orleans Saints

NFL bettors might not have much confidence in Teddy Bridgewater, but the Saints do. The franchise traded a third round pick for the former Louisville product, and they made him the highest paid backup quarterback. 

He didn’t look great in his relief appearance against the Rams. The Saints failed to score a touchdown in a game for just the third time since Sean Payton arrived in 2006.

Seattle Seahawks

Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, and Dak Prescott are putting up Madden-worthy numbers on the board. Their headline-grabbing performances have taken some of the attention away from Russell Wilson’s solid start.

The eighth-year pro owns a 134.5 QB rating and a 5-0 TD to INT mark after the first two weeks of the campaign. Wilson is releasing the ball quicker on drop backs and running back Chris Carson seems to be a decent dump off option in the passing game.

Who Will Win Saints vs. Seahawks?

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