New Orleans Saints vs Las Vegas Raiders News & Picks
New Orleans Saints vs Las Vegas Raiders Odds
|New Orleans Saints||-6 -105||48½ -110 O||-240|
|Las Vegas Raiders||+6 -115||48½ -110 U||+200|
**Odds as of 09/18**
Straight Up (Gilad Chudler)
The New Orleans Saints looked in top form against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was a fun matchup between Drew Brees and Tom Brady, both who are over 40 years old.
Brees passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions. The 41-year-old quarterback is still in good form. He had plenty of help from Latavius Murray who had 15 carries, rushing the ball for 48 yards. Jared Cook also did his share of the work with 5 receptions and 80 yards.
The Las Vegas Raiders played their first game as a Nevada team and came up with a big win against the Carolina Panthers. Derek Carr threw for 239 yards, completed 23-of-30 passes including one touchdown. Josh Jacobs had an excellent game as well, rushing the ball for 93 yards and getting 3 touchdowns.
It was a solid start to the season for them against a tough opponent.
The Raiders won’t get two big wins in a row and the Saints should get their second win of the season without a lot of issues.
Against the Spread (Sebastian Morera)
The Saints impressed in their 2020 NFL debut. They, as a team, played exceptionally well. They came out and put up 34 against a divisional opponent and gave Tom Brady a tough time. It’s up to New Orleans to come out and prove that this is who they’ll be for all of 2020. A dominant outing against Las Vegas would be a step in the right direction.
I look at the Raiders as a Wild-Card team. I don’t like the way Jon Gruden was brought in, especially since it resulted in Khalil Mack’s departure. Nonetheless, I think Derek Carr is an underrated quarterback. One who’s able to show up and win a game for his team no matter who it’s against. I’m taking the upset pick here and sticking with Carr over the veteran Drew Brees.
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Both teams combined for 68 points in Week 1, but the Las Vegas Raiders played against the Carolina Panthers. The New Orleans Saints defense is so much better and the Raiders need to develop a ‘Plan B’ in case the Saints manage to contain RB Josh Jacobs (3 TD in Week 1).
Drew Brees commands one of the best offensive units in all the NFL, more than capable of scoring 30+ points per game. The Total has gone over in six of New Orleans’ last nine games. Go under and remember that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
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