Seahawks vs. Saints Point Spread: NFL Week 5 Odds, Prediction

Edgar Chaput | Updated Oct 05, 2022

The Seattle Seahawks arrive in New Orleans for Week 5 of the NFL when they go head-to-head with the host Saints.

Seattle
6-5
AT
October 09, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Pointspread +5.5 -115
Moneyline +185
Over / Under o +45

76%

Betting Action

24%

Pointspread -5.5 -105
Moneyline -223
Over / Under u +45

76%

Betting Action

24%

As it stands, Dennis Allen’s Saints are viewed as -5.5 favourites on the NFL odds. As for the number of points scored, it’s predicted to be 45.5

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

These NFC rivals have squared off 5 times since 2013 (including playoffs). While the Saints have eked out a 3-2 record over that span, it should be noted that they’ve won the past 3. Last year saw them visit Seattle and come out on top in a 13-10 slugfest. In fact, each of the past 4 matchups has been decided by 8 points or fewer, irrespective of who won.

The Louisiana-based club has begun the year 1-3 ATS, showing an inability to cover spreads in games they should have, such as home to Tampa Bay and away to Carolina. Then again, their win-loss record is also 1-3, so maybe expectations should be kept in check.

At 2-2- the Seahawks’ record ATS mirrors that of their outright win-loss tally. Ironically, their two successful covers have come in games in which they were underdogs (vs Broncos and vs the Lions) and one of their two failures was in a game they were expected to win (vs the Falcons).

Seattle Seahawks

We have seen a little bit of everything from the Seahawks so far in 2022. They’ve played with pride and poise under bright Monday Night lights, been beaten to a pulp by a divisional foe, limped at home against a beatable opponent, and claimed victory in one of the wildest (and funniest) games of the season in Detroit.

Safety Jamal Adams’ absence since Week 1 has been felt, as Pete Carroll hasn’t been able to muster anything better than a 20th-ranked defence, as per ESPN Week 5 power rankings. On the flip side, it seems as though anything can happen when the Seahawks have the ball, it just depends on the week. On Sunday, albeit against a terrible Detroit defence, they exploded for 41 offensive points. QB Geno Smith was stellar, going 23/30, 320 yards and 2 TDs. RB Rashaad Penny ran rampant, earning 151 yards, 2 TDs, and an impressive 8.9 yards per tote.

Key injuries: Phil Haynes G (questionable), Joey Blount S (questionable)

New Orleans Saints

With Jameis Winston too injured to play, coach Dennis Allen called upon veteran QB Andy Dalton to lead the Saints into their London showdown with the Vikings in Week 4. While the team started slowly (the first quarter at large wasn’t much to write about), things picked up. The game finally ended in a 28-25 defeat, with FG kicker Will Lutz bravely attempting a 61-yarder as time expired, only to be victimized by a “double doink.”

Dalton himself was decent, going 20/28 for 236 yards and a touchdown. A journeyman QB, he hasn’t been the main guy on a squad since his Bengals days, the exception being 2020 in Dallas when Dak Prescott went out for most of the campaign. Still, his veteran presence should help the Saints against opponents weaker than them or on equal footing. RB Latavius Murray is also doing all right during Alvin Kamara’s absence.

Key injuries: Michael Thomas WR (questionable), Alvin Kamara RB (questionable)

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