The Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints will both be looking to keep their unblemished records intact when they square off in the final contest on the Week 2 NFL docket on Monday night. Okay, BetUS NFL online betting enthusiasts, with both teams recording impressive wins in their respective regular-season openers, let’s take an in-depth look at the Saints at Raiders Week 2 NFL betting lines in this intriguing matchup.
|Game: Saints (1-0) at Raiders (1-0)
Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Saints at Raiders Week 2 Betting Lines
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Saints at Raiders Week 2 Betting: Head-to-Head
While the Saints and Raiders only play one another every four years, the road team in this interconference series has gone a near-perfect 4-1 SU and ATS in the last five meetings. New Orleans had won three straight until the Raiders snapped that run by recording a thrilling 35-34 road win down in the Big Easy back in 2016.
New Orleans Saints
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Next game: at Giants
After falling down 7-0 against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their regular season and home opener last weekend, New Orleans scored 24 straight points to take a lead they would never relinquish en route to a convincing 34-23 win over the new-look Bucs. Drew Brees passed for a modest 160 yards, but tossed two touchdowns and no interceptions while running back Alvin Kamara added one rushing and receiving score in the win. New Orleans sacked Brady three times and picked off the future Hall of Famer twice to secure the victory.
“Win the turnover battle like we did, have a turnover for a touchdown, you’re a 90-something percent winner in those games,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “Just a lot of things happened in that game that despite how you play, those things can help you win games. The energy and effort I was pleased with.”
Drew Brees has thrown three TD passes or more six times in his last nine games. In 11 career starts against the Raiders, the future Hall of Famer has thrown 10 TD passes and no interceptions while recording a higher passer rating against the Raiders (108.6) than any other quarterback to face them five or more times
Veteran wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has caught more passes against Raiders defensive backs (55) and gained more receiving yards (692) than he has against any other team. After hauling in a modest three receptions for 15 yards and one score in Week 1, Sanders should see more passes thrown his way in Week 2 as Pro Bowl wideout Michael Thomas sits with an ankle injury. The last time Sanders faced the Raiders, he caught five passes for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Saints All-Pro receiver Michael Thomas is out with an ankle injury. Linebacker Chase Hansen is out with a hip injury. Defensive end Michael Davenport is out with an elbow injury.
Players to Fade
Specialist Taysom Hill had three carries, one reception and one completion in as many pass attempts in Week 1. However, he has failed to complete a single pass in six of his last eight games while being limited to one catch in six of his last nine games.
Las Vegas Raiders
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Next game: at New England
Las Vegas got past Carolina 34-30 in Week 1 as quarterback Derek Carr completed 23 of 30 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. However, it was running back Josh Jacobs that led the way to victory with 93 rushing yards and a trio of touchdowns on 25 carries while adding four catches for an additional 46 yards.
Head coach Jon Gruden praised his young star afterward.
“That was a little bit like Walter Payton used to play,” Gruden said. “It was hot as hell. Jacobs got beat up early, insisted on coming back and he insisted on getting the ball as a runner and receiver. Jacobs is special. He deserves some national attention — and I hope you give it to him.”
Now, heading into their debut at the $2 billion Allegiant Field, the Raiders are looking to open their new home in style.
“Obviously it means a lot, not only to us but to our fans in this community,” said Jacobs, “We want to get a win especially with it being our first time in this stadium, so it’s going to be huge.”
The Raiders are 4-5 when star running back Josh Jacobs fails to rush for at least 100 yards. Vegas had dropped two straight when Jacobs doesn’t reach the century mark, though they snapped that trend in Week 1 by getting the win over Carolina as Jacobs scored three times on the ground despite rushing for a relatively modest 93 yards.
Quarterback Derek Carr has thrown at least one touchdown pass with no picks in five straight games dating back to last season. Carr has completed at least 73.0 percent of his passes three times in his last five games, including the Raiders Week 1 win over the Panthers.
Tackle Sam Young is doubtful with a groin injury. Guard John Simpson is questionable with a shoulder injury. Tackle Trent Brown is doubtful with a calf injury and linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski is doubtful with a pectoral injury.
Players to Fade
After watching veteran wide receiver Nelson Agholor consistently underachieve with the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s the guy to fade in Week 2. In his first year with the Raiders, Agholor recorded one catch in Week 1 for 23 yards and a score in Vegas’ season-opening win against Carolina. Still, Agholor has averaged just 1.5 targets and 0.5 catches in two career games against New Orleans. Agholor was held without a reception in his last appearance against New Orleans, a dismal 48-7 Week 11 road loss Philadelphia took on the chin in 2018.
Betting on the Game
Saints at Raiders Week 2 Betting – Point Spread
New Orleans might play in the comfort of a domed stadium that features turf but apparently Drew Brees and company like playing on grass as well. The Saints are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on grass. New Orleans is also 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and an identical 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Derek Carr and the Raiders apparently like playing Monday Night Football matchups, seeing as how they’ve gone a consistent 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday night games. Vegas has also gone 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home underdog although they’ve failed to cover the spread five times in their last seven games overall.
Saints at Raiders Week 2 Betting – Moneyline
While 13 is supposed to be an unlucky number, that’s clearly not the case for New Orleans. The perennially powerful Saints, who have recorded consecutive 13-win seasons, have also gone an impressive 13-3 SU in their last 16 games.
While Las Vegas has gone 7-3 SU in its last 10 home games, the Raiders are also just 2-5 SU in their last 7 games, 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against New Orleans, and 1-4 in their last five home games against New Orleans.
Saints at Raiders Week 2 Betting – Over/Under
Thanks mostly to their high-scoring ways, the Over is 4-1 in New Orleans’ last 5 games following an ATS win and an identical 4-1 in their last 5 road games. While the Under is 4-0 in the Raiders last 4 Monday night games and 10-4-1 in their last 15 games following a straight-up win, the Over is 5-2 in New Orleans’ last 7 Monday night games.