The New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles will square off in a week 11 NFC showdown at Lincoln Financial Field. Last time out, the Saints (5-4) dropped to the Titans on the road with a chance to tie the game but missed a two-point conversion falling 23-21. On the other hand, the Eagles (4-6) took down the Denver Broncos in a big win on the road 30-13.
New Orleans Saints Betting Preview: Saints Season in the hands of Semien
The New Orleans Saints fell on the road to the Titans disappointingly, but they put up a pretty strong fight being without their starting quarterback and running back. Trevor Semien looked strong in his first start throwing for 298 yards and two touchdowns. Mark Ingram took over for Alvin Kamara and became the Saints’ all-time leading rusher when he picked up 47 yards and scored last week.
Defensively, the Saints own one of the best defenses in the league, boasting a fearsome defensive front that allows a league-best 72.9 rushing yards per game. New Orleans posted another strong effort against the Titans, limiting their backfield to 66 yards while holding Tennessee to 23 points and three of 12 third-down conversions.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview: Hurts and Smith Heating Up
The Eagles proved they were contenders last week; after the Broncos crushed the Cowboys on the road, the Eagles went into Denver and embarrassed the Broncos 30-13. A strong defensive effort led the Eagles to the win on Sunday.
Darius Slay picked up a fumble and returned it 82 yards for the score, while the defense held the Broncos to just 13 points. The defense held Teddy Bridgewater without a touchdown pass while shutting down Courtland Sutton for just two catches and 29 yards. Over their last three games, the Eagles have held their opponents to 14.3 points, giving them a chance to win.
Offensively, the Eagles are starting to come together, recording their second 30+ point game in the last three weeks. Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith are rising stars, the two connected nine times for 172 yards the previous two games, including three touchdowns.
Betting Lines & Odds
Early betting odds on MyBookie have the Eagles at -1.5 as the home favorite, while the point total is at 42.5.
Moneyline: Saints +115 | Eagles -125
It’s important to note that the Saints are 5-4 ATS, while the Eagles are 5-5 ATS.
Free Betting Pick
This is an interesting matchup; on the one hand, the Saints are the better team on paper. New Orleans owns a winning record; they are the better defensive team and the better coaches team. On the other hand, the Eagles are just playing really good football.
The Eagles have won two of their last three games while posting 32.7 points per game. In addition, their defense has been heating up, allowing 14.3 points over that span. Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith are lighting it up together, and they should have a big day at home. Take the Eagles.