New England Patriots vs New Orleans Saints
Prediction 9-17-17 NFL Betting Pick
Patriots vs Saints Betting Preview
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 17, 2017
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Betting Line: New England -7, Total: 56.5
The New England Patriots have not started a season 0-2 since 2001 and the reigning Super Bowl champions have had 10 days to rebound from a stunning season-opening defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs by a 42-27 score. The Saints are also coming off Week 1 loss in a 29-19 defeat on Monday night to the Minnesota Vikings. The Pats have some problems on offense with wide receiver Julian Edelman out for the year, Malcolm Mitchell is on injured reserve and Danny Amendola is in the NFL’s concussion protocol. In the Saints first game of the season they struggled to get going offensively vs Minnesota. However, they are home this time and Brees is averaging 357.7 yards in his last 15 home games. The Saints likely will try to establish the running game to take the pressure off a defense that surrendered 470 total yards to Minnesota and was among the league’s worst in 2016 with averages of 375.4 yards and 28.4 points allowed.
Patriots vs Saints Prediction:
The Pats defense was shredded last week and they will be again this week. Drew Brees at home is a different player and the dome will be rocking. Unfortunately for the Saints, the defense has not improved very much from last year. Tom Brady will be able to do everything that Sam Bradford did and more. I know this is a high total for NFL games but I would be taking the over up to 60 points.