Saints Favorites for Betting on Monday Night Football against Redskins

New Orleans Saints Latest Odds and Predictions - NFL Betting Season
  • by Andrew Scofield
  • October 7th, 2018
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The New Orleans Saints are six-point favorites against the Washington Redskins according to the top legal betting sites. The Saints are of course led by legend-in-his-own-time Drew Brees. His last name may rhyme with breeze, but he’s not breaking wind. His nickname may be Breesus, but he’s not breaking bread. But he will paraphrase the guy from whom he got that nickname and say, “get thee behind me Peyton.” Because what Drew Brees is in fact breaking records left and right. And next in line is Manning’s record for most passing yards in the ever. Brees is throwing for 323.8 yards per game. However, he needs only 201 to surpass Manning’s 71940. He’s not sweating whether or not he breaks another record this Monday Night. “Listen, I’m just focused on making great decisions in the game, moving the football, moving the chains, getting points, winning the game,” he said.

Betting Redskins

And speaking of paraphrasing. The Skins could paraphrase Chong Li from Bloodsport. “Very good, but record not hit back.” Washington has already faced and contained two of the most talented QBs in the game today, Andrew Luck and Aaron Rodgers. The Redskins allowed both Colts and Packers just a combined 38 points. Additionally, Skins QB Alex Smith is 3-1 against the NFL betting online spread in his last four following a bye.

Betting Saints

Let’s take a look at some NFL betting online trends. The Saints are 21-7 ATS in their last 30 October games. However, they are just 1-4 ATS in their last five at home. And just 1-4 ATS in their last five after covering. And just 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Week 5 games.

Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints Monday Night Football Betting

  • Date: October 8
  • Time: 7:15 p.m. CT
  • Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Odds from

  • Washington Redskins +6 (-108)  52 (-110) +224
  • New Orleans Saints      -6 (-112)  52 (-110) -272

Washington Team Stats


  • Points per game: 21.3 (23rd)
  • Total yards per game: 383.0 (14th)
  • Passing yards per game: 245.3 (18th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 137.7 (5th)


  • Points allowed per game: 14.7 (2nd)
  • Total yards allowed per game: 278.0 (3rd)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 187.3 (3rd)
  • Rushing yards allowed per game: 90.7 (7th)

New Orleans Team Stats


  • Points per game: 34.2 (3rd)
  • Total yards per game: 418.2 (4th)
  • Passing yards per game: 313.8 (7th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 104.5 (18th)


  • Points allowed per game: 30.2 (29th)
  • Total yards allowed per game: 390.5 (24th)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 311.0 (30th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 79.5 (3rd)
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
  • Saints are 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • New Orleans is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

This one is tricky. The Saints have the momentum while the Redskins have had the rest. The fact this game is in the Big Easy might have led the best online sportsbooks to be a bit overconfident about the Saints. But Breesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.” And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith. New Orleans is 16-14 SU in their last 30 at home. And 8-17-1 ATS in their last 26 as home faves. Bettors may feel like they have been 40 days in the desert, because the temptation to fade the Saints is too strong.