Texans vs. Saints 2019 NFL Week 1 Betting Analysis and Odds
The New Orleans Saints are seven-point home favorites over the Houston Texans, as the sports betting USA spread goes for the Monday Night Football game on September 9th for the NFL Week 1 at 7pm EST in the Mercedes Benz Superdome Stadium.
The Saints were blatantly robbed of a chance to play the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LIII. This led directly to an experimental rule change for the upcoming season. Offensive and defensive pass interference will be subject to coaches’ challenges outside of the final 2:00 of each half. And subject to booth review after the two-minute warning of each half. This shall be so whether or not the interference is called. Of course, this is little consolation to the Holy Ones. The damage’s been done already. On the other hand, it’s no use crying over spilt milk. Because this time tomorrow it will be yoghurt. The best online sportsbooks couldn’t get enough of NOLA from weeks 2 to 12. The Saints went 10-0 SU and 9-1 ATS during that stretch.
Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints NFL Week 1 Betting Information
- Date: Monday September 9
- Time: 6:10 pm CT
- Venue: Mercedes Benz Superdome
Odds from MyBookie.ag:
|Texans||+7 (-119)||53 (-110)||–|
|Saints||-7 (-101)||53 (-110)||–|
Betting Houston Texans
The Texans had their streak going at one point. They went 9-0 SU and 6-3 against the sports betting USA spread goes from Week 4 to Week 13. Starting QB Deshaun Watson delivered on the promise of 2017. Watson threw 345-of-505 (68.3%) for 4165 yards with 26 TDs and nine picks. He also rushed for 551 yards on 99 carries with five TDs. Defensive end JJ Watt also returned with a vengeance. He recorded 61 total tackles, 16 sacks, and led the league with seven forced fumbles. Back to Watson, though. His favorite target, DeAndre Hopkins, is second in Pro Football Focus’ top-5 slot receiver rankings. Hopkins posted 1572 yards and 11 TDs on 115 receptions. Keke Coute is also on PFF’s list, though he logged just one TD on and 287 yards on 28 catches. Then again Coute only played six games. Will Fuller rounds up Houston’s receiving unit.
Betting New Orleans Saints
Speaking of wide receivers. Ted ‘Cold’ Ginn says he’s the fastest man in the NFL. Really. Just ask his wife. But seriously (shoutout to Phil Collins). “We’re in a league where everyone wants to be the best,” Ginn said. “Everyone feels like they’re the guy. That’s what this league is all about. But when you think about speed, and you come to the New Orleans Saints, you think about one guy. When you think about the No. 1 receiver, you go to Mike [Thomas]. We’ve all got our labels.” Meanwhile, Wikipedia tells me “Ginn has admitted that he has a learning disability, and it takes him two to three times longer to learn something than most people.” This must be one of those occasions where Wiki is telling the truth.
Luckily, Breesus does have ‘Philip’ Michael Thomas (1405 yards and nine TDs on 125 receptions in 2018). As well as Alvin Kamara (81 catches, 709 yards, and four TDs). Additionally, Brees has a top-notch offensive line. Center Max Unger retired. However, Terron Armstead, Andrus Peat and Larry Warford and Ryan Ramczyk remain. Call them Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; Breesus’s disciples. The Saints’ o-line allowed the second fewest regular season sacks (20). It won’t be easy for Watt to cut through them to get to Brees. He’ll be lucky to touch the fringe of Breesus’s cloak.
Expert Predictions for Texans vs. Saints NFL Week 1
Did I say New Orleans was nigh unstoppable starting from Week 2? That’s because the Saints seem to be under the impression that the season-opening game is actually a fifth preseason game. They have not started 1-0 in ages. That doesn’t mean they won’t the sports betting USA spread, though. Which I believe they will.