Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints - 9/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 3:25 PM (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 45
The New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks meet Sunday in NFL action at CenturyLink Field.
The New Orleans Saints look for their first road win to get a game above a .500 record. The New Orleans Saints have won seven of their last nine road games. Teddy Bridgewater is completing 56.7 percent of his passes for 165 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Bridgewater has 53 pass attempts dating back to last season. Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. have combined for 313 receiving yards on 27 catches while Alvin Kamara has eight receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 102.5 yards per contest, and Kamara leads the way with 142 yards on 26 carries. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 27.5 points and 397 yards per game. Vonn Bell leads the New Orleans Saints with 12 tackles, Trey Hendrickson has three sacks and Marcus Williams has one interception.
The Seattle Seahawks look for another win to start a season 3-0 for the first time since 2013. The Seattle Seahawks have won their last six home gams. Russell Wilson is completing 78.2 percent of his passes for 495 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Wilson has two or more touchdown passes in 13 of his last 14 games. DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have combined for 273 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Will Dissly has six receptions. The Seattle Seahawks ground game is averaging 111.5 yards per contest, and Carson leads the way with 106 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Seattle is allowing 23 points and 345 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Seattle Seahawks with 15 tackles, Quinton Jefferson has two sacks and Bradley McDougald has one interception.
The Saints are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games, 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Seahawks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games in September, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Seahawks last 6 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Saints last 11 games overall.
The New Orleans Saints have split their last eight games ATS as a road underdog. The Seattle Seahawks are 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven games as a home favorite. The Seahawks have won their two games this season by a combined three points, so I understand the hesitance to lay more than a field goal. However, I'm not trying to get behind the Saints in the most hostile stadium in the league without Brees under center. Bridgewater is a capable backup and at one point was considered the franchise option in Minnesota. With a full week to prepare, Bridgewater should be better than he was last week in Los Angeles, but I'm not sure that's good enough to hang with the Seahawks in what's a nasty environment. I'm surprised this line isn't larger, so give me the home team and the reasonable chalk.