The New Orleans Saints just got rocked on Monday Night Football by the Baltimore Ravens. They continue to Jekyll-and-Hyde depending on what their offense is able to produce.
This week, the Saints will face a similar offensively challenged squad when they visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers were on a bye last week.
Two teams in bad situations look for a fresh start this week. Which is the best option versus the NFL betting odds?
Let’s check the latest NFL odds, stats, injury reports, and NFL lines for Saints vs Steelers. We’ve plenty of Vegas NFL odds and NFL week 10 picks for you to consider.
Saints Seek Bounce Back
The Saints’ ints were smothered by the Baltimore Ravens’ defense last Monday in a game that was never particularly close. The Saints managed just three points in the first half and trailed by 11 at halftime.
The challenge is quarterback Andy Dalton, who is a moderately competent passer these days. He’s capable of moving the ball when he’s protected and his weapons are delivering, but that’s not always the case anymore.
He’s had a passer rating above 100 in two games and under 90 in four others. He has a better touchdown to interception ratio (10:5) than Jameis Winston so he gives the Saints a chance, but this isn’t a very good team.
The Saints are also in a difficult place without former head coach Sean Payton to scheme up great plays and get receivers open.
There just aren’t a lot of options for the Saints’ offense at this point, making this next trip to Pittsburgh noticeably difficult on that front.
Those who bet online know that the Saints will need to win this game with their own defense, considering that the Steelers will not have a particularly good quarterback on their side of the field.
Bye Came at Good Time for Steelers
Last time we saw the Steelers play, they were hammered by the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers managed just 13 points, which is relatively in line with their season average of 15 points scored per game.
Whether it’s rookie Kenny Pickett or Mitchell Trubisky, the Steelers do not have a quarterback who can make huge plays that change the course of games. Their longest touchdown on the season is just 10 yards, which is the worst mark in the NFL.
The Steelers depend on their defense to get the job done, as was the case against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ below-average offense, but this unit has also fallen off.
The good news is that T.J. Watt is optimistic to play on Sunday for the first time since he was injured in Week 1. That would make a huge difference.
Saints vs Steelers Injury Report
Saints vs Steelers Head-to-Head
The teams last met in 2018. The Saints won 31-28.
Saints vs Steelers Game Information
- Game: Saints vs Steelers
- Date: November 13, 2022
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Acrisure Stadium
- How to watch Saints vs Steelers? ESPN
Saints vs Steelers Live stream: NFL Game Pass
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Saints vs Steelers Betting Lines
Saints vs Steelers Picks & Prediction
These two teams are likely to play an ugly, low-scoring game. Dalton isn’t particularly good, but he is not the worst quarterback in this game.
Pickett is a rookie who is still finding his feet and he needs all the help he can get. It’s not as if this offense got any better by trading away Chase Claypool.
Look for a low-scoring game in the sportsbook and go with the under for your NFL picks.
The New Orleans Saints are listed at -125 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Saints, you have a chance to win $80. The Pittsburgh Steelers are +105, offering a chance to win $105on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the New Orleans Saints a 55.56% chance to win, with the Pittsburgh Steelers at 48.78%.