New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Predictions

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It’s not a must-win situation for the Seattle Seahawks, but it’s damn close. A few more weeks without Russell Wilson will define the remainder of their season and more losses will leave them behind not only in the tough NFC West but in the conference as well.

The Seahawks look to end a two-game losing streak when they host the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football to conclude the Week 7 betting schedule. Seattle is a rare home underdog catching 3.5-point on the opening line. They’ve been a home dog just twice since 2018 losing both games SU and ATS.

The Week 7 NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks will take place at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday, October 25 and will be televised on ESPN.

The Week 7 NFL game between the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks will take place at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday, October 25 and will be televised on ESPN.

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Odds

New Orleans Saints -4.5 | Seattle Seahawks +4.5 [BET NOW]

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Odds

New Orleans Saints -215 | Seattle Seahawks +180 [BET NOW]

New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks Odds

Over/Under 42.5 [BET NOW]

Odds Analysis

It’s not like the Saints have been world beaters this season, but they are laying 4.5-points on the current line. Without Wilson the betting public has lost some interest in Seattle betting the line up a full point from the opener. New Orleans is probably getting some attention coming off its bye with several prominent players ready to return.

That and a depleted Seattle squad has the visitors sitting as a sound favorite. Seattle’s first game without Wilson didn’t go so well, a 23-20 overtime loss at Pittsburgh though they did cover the 5.5-point line. The total was bet down a half point to 42.5 after hitting the board at 43. The current number is the lowest of the season for both sides.

New Orleans Saints

Considering the number of injuries the Saints had at the beginning of the season the bye came at a good time. Since a number of starters were out we don’t really know who the Saints are, but we could get a clearer picture on Monday night. Several players, including Michael Thomas, are eligible to play starting in Week 7 and that will certainly help the overall strength of the club. Still, they compiled a 3-2 SU and ATS ledger before their off week.

Jameis Winston tossed four scoring passes as the Saints entered their bye with a 33-22 win over the team formerly known as the Redskins.

What makes the Saints even more threatening is their play outside the Superdome. They’ve had only one true home game to this point with making them at ease on the road. Including the season opener in Jacksonville the Saints are 3-1 SU and ATS away from home. They were technically the home team in the win over the Packers.

Jameis Winston tossed four scoring passes as the Saints entered their bye with a 33-22 win over the team formerly known as the Redskins. Two of the touchdowns went to Marquez Callaway, who has emerged as the top pass-catching threat with Thomas out. That also means the aerial attack should be better when Thomas and Tre’quan Smith return, which could be as soon as Monday.

The offense is adjusting without Drew Brees. They rank last in the NFL in pass attempts and completions and are next to last averaging less than 170 passing yards per game. Winston has thrown 12 touchdown passes and his big-play capability has them ranked 10th in scoring.

Seattle Seahawks

The odds are a reflection of just how much Wilson means to the Seahawks. Hitting the board as a home dog is rare for Seattle with the 4.5-point spread the second largest in nine home games the Seahawks got points since Wilson became the starter. They went 5-3 SU and 6-2 ATS in the previous eight such games. And while Wilson has a knack for pulling games out late, his replacement Geno Smith gave one away last week.

Geno Smith didn’t play poorly completing 23 of 32 for 209 yards while overcoming a 14-point deficit. But he was sacked five times and his fumble was costly.

Playing without Wilson for the first time since the end of the 2011 season, the Seahawks put up a valiant effort in Pittsburgh. However, Smith’s fumble in overtime set up the Steelers for the game-winning field goal. Seattle was a 5.5-point dog and earned its second cover in three games while improving to 3-3 ATS overall. Smith didn’t play poorly completing 23 of 32 for 209 yards while overcoming a 14-point deficit. But he was sacked five times and his fumble was costly.

Smith hasn’t played a lot the past few seasons so hopefully those jitters are out of the way. He also needs to utilize the biggest weapons in his arsenal and find a way to get the ball to D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Smith needs to help out his defense, which has been one of the worst in the NFL. The Seahawks are last in yards allowed, 30th against the run, and they yield nearly 25 points per game.

Game Prediction: Seattle Seahawks +4.5 and OVER 42.5

Saints vs Seahawks Predictions

Every game is important with only 17 chances. And Seattle is down to 11 chances now and falling further off the pace. The Seahawks nearly pulled one out last week with the defense playing much better. They need Smith to extend the field in the passing game, avoid getting sacked and not turn the ball over, which would be an accomplishment against a stingy Saints defense. The Seahawks will be amped playing at home and they will get a strong game from Smith to pull off the upset.

Game Prediction: Seattle Seahawks +4.5 and OVER 42.5

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