New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles - 11/18/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Eagles (4-5) at New Orleans Saints (8-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:25 pm (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
The Line: New Orleans Saints -7 -- Over/Under: 52 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints meet Sunday in NFL action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Philadelphia Eagles need a win here to get back to a .500 record and remain in the NFC playoff race. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost two of their three road games this season. Carson Wentz is completing 71 percent of his passes for 2,148 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in 13 of his last 15 games. Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor have combined for 1,244 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Alshon Jeffery has 33 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 102.7 yards per contest, and Wendell Smallwood leads the way with 261 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 20.3 points and 359.2 yards per game. Jordan Hicks leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 78 tackles, Michael Bennett has 5.5 sacks and Ronald Darby has one interception.
The New Orleans Saints look to build on their eight-game winning streak while chasing the top spot in the NFC. The New Orleans Saints have won three straight home games. Drew Brees is completing 77.3 percent of his passes for 2,601 yards, 21 touchdowns and one interception. Brees has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 16 games. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara have combined for 1,423 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Benjamin Watson has 27 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 126.8 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 546 yards and 11 touchdowns. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 25.8 points and 376.2 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 67 tackles, Cameron Jordan has six sacks and Marcus Williams has two interceptions.
The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Saints are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in November, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 19-7-1 in Saints last 27 home games and the over is 20-6 in Eagles last 26 road games.
The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off a rough loss to the Dallas Cowboys, so they have yet to win back-to-back games this season and the offense has been held to 21 or less points in six of their nine games. The New Orleans Saints remain the hottest team in the league, and you could argue they're getting better each week, and they're outscoring teams by 13.5 points since their bye week. The Philadelphia Eagles have covered six of their last eight games when an underdog of at least seven points. The New Orleans Saints have failed to cover their last four games of a favorite of at least seven points. I said weeks ago that I'm not stepping in front of the New Orleans Saints, as this team is rolling on both sides of the ball and the victories get bigger and bigger. This Saints offense is also not going up against a Philly defense that has multiple cornerbacks on the injury list. Throw in the Eagles offensive struggles, and this game could get very ugly.