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Washington Football Team vs New Orleans Saints 10/10/21 NFL Picks and Predictions

New Orleans Saints (2-2) vs. Washington Football Team (2-2)
October 10, 2021 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Football Team +1 / New Orleans Saints -1; Over/Under: 44.5
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The Washington Football Team and New Orleans Saints square off Sunday afternoon at FedExField in a week 5 NFL contest. The New Orleans Saints look for a second road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Washington Football Team also look for a win to improve to 3-2 on the season.

The New Orleans Saints have won seven of their last nine road games. Jameis Winston is completing 64 percent of his passes for 613 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Deonte Harris and Marquez Callaway have combined for 301 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Juwan Johnson has six receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 132.8 yards per contest, and Alvin Kamara leads the way with 297 yards on 78 carries. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 17.3 points and 349.3 yards per game. Demario Davis leads the New Orleans Saints with 31 tackles, Tanoh Kpassagnon has two sacks and Marcus Williams has two interceptions.

The Washington Football Team have lost four of their last six home games. Taylor Heinicke is completing 69.5 percent of his passes for 960 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Terry McLaurin and JD McKissic have combined for 496 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Logan Thomas has 12 receptions. The Washington Football Team ground game is averaging 103.3 yards per contest, and Antonio Gibson leads the way with 253 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Washington is allowing 30.5 points and 417.5 yards per game. Cole Holcomb leads the Washington Football Team with 41 tackles, Montez Sweat has three sacks and William Jackson III has one interception.

The Saints are 39-17 ATS in their last 56 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Football Team are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Saints last 7 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Football Team last 5 games overall. The Saints are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings.

I’m not all high on the Saints, as the offense still has issues finishing drives and they’re ranked 31st in passing offense, but the defense has been good enough to keep them in games. The Washington Football Team have been hit or miss through four games, their two wins have come against bottom feeders and a defense that was supposed to be good is 29th in total defense and 30th in scoring defense. Usually I’m leaning toward the home team in these toss up contests, but I have slightly more confidence in the Saints.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
New Orleans Saints -1
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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.

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