Jacksonville at New Orleans NFL Betting Odds Preview
The Jacksonville Jaguars head to New Orleans to take on the NFL betting odds against the Saints this Sunday, kicking off at 4:25pm Eastern time. The Saints are favored to win by 3.5 points, and the over/under total is 52 points. The Jags remain on the fringes of the AFC playoff picture, while the Saints (although long eliminated) are always a threat to win when they play at the Superdome.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 25, 2015
Why should you choose Jacksonville (+3.5)?
It’s true that Jacksonville only has one road win this season, but it’s also true that they are 5-1-1 against the spread in the last seven games following a loss against the spread. Drew Brees is expected to play for the Saints, but he has a torn plantar fascia, the same injury that hampered Peyton Manning so badly that he still hasn’t returned for the Denver Broncos. This is a Jaguars team that torched the Colts and has enough in the tank to beat a Saints team as well, particularly if Brees struggles.
Why should you choose the Saints? (-3.5)?
The Jacksonville Jaguars have exactly one win in their last 15 games when they were underdogs on the road. The Jags have lost five games on the road this year, permitting 35 points on average. The Saints are 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 games in the Superdome in December. The Saints are smarting from a Monday night home loss to Detroit and will be motivated to deny the Jaguars their shot at the playoffs.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I was surprised when the Jaguars routed Indianapolis, but I don’t see them running the same sort of roughshod over New Orleans this week. I see the Saints prevailing 24-17, to win and cover the spread.