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New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Picks, Predictions and Betting Tips

New Orleans Saints (13-3)
Sky Sports Main Event 13th January 21:40 Mercedes-Benz Superdome V
Philadelphia Eagles (9-7)
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New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles predictions for Sunday night’s NFC divisional round. Can Nick Foles and the Eagles get revenge for the 48-7 loss back in November or will Brees lead the Saints to an NFC Championship game? Read on for our free betting tips.

NFL - New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees

New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Predictions

Home Win -8.0 @ 10/11

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Reason for New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting tips

Rematch of the week 11 match up which ended in a 48-7 New Orleans rout. This time round the Eagles will be lead by Super  Bowl MVP Nick Foles at quarterback. Philly are coming off a last minute win in Chicago thanks to a ‘double doink’ off the upright then crossbar. The Eagles allowed Trubisky to have a pretty good game last week throwing for 303 yards and a touchdown. That doesn’t bode too well for the Eagles pass defense who now face a completely different test at the Superdome. Drew Brees threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns in week 11 and I don’t see how he doesn’t have a huge game on Sunday night against he Eagles 30th ranked pass defense.

I think this game also goes over the total which is currently sat at 51. Both teams are pretty good against the run, New Orleans ranked 2nd and Philly are ranked 6th. However both teams rank awfully against the pass with New Oreleans just one spot better than Philly at 29th. Both QB’s should be able to air it out and put up points, something Wentz couldn’t do back in November. New Orleans are 5-3 on the over at home this season and Philly are 5-3 on the over on the road.

Spread wise I like the Saints to cover the 8 points, I think the number should be closer to 9/10. The advantage on the spread for me comes from New Orleans being able to run the football well with a two headed attack in Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Philly have no running game, ranking 29th, which should allow the Saints to stop the run with a four man front and drop more defensive backs and linebackers into coverage to help with pass protection.

Philly has a 41 point gap to recover from the regular season match up and I don’t think they have enough defensive talent to stop the Saints putting up a tonne of points. They average 34.1 points at home which is the second highest in the league. Equally I don’t think they have enough offensive talent to put up enough points on offense to keep up with New Orleans.

Head to head

  • Saints beat the Eagles 48-7 back in November of this season

New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Predictions

Home Win -8.0 @ 10/11

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