NFL Games of the Year: Don't forget about Saints in New England
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming NFL season. Covers Expert Steve Merril gives you his insight into some of these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.
NFL Week 6: New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots (-7)
Early look at the Saints: New Orleans was without head coach Sean Payton last season and his return in 2013 will rejuvenate this Saints team. New Orleans is a forgotten team but it will be extremely dangerous, especially if its defense reverts back to its previous form. The Saints were underdogs seven times last season, going 3-4 ATS.
Early look at the Patriots: New England is the same team year in and year out. The Patriots simply win double-digit games while their potent offense scores a ton of points. Expect more of the same this season from QB Tom Brady & Co. as their season win total is currently 11.5 at most shops.
Where this line will move: The Saints will be playing on a back-to-back road set in New England, so they are in a small scheduling disadvantage. However, the public likes to back high-scoring underdogs, so this line may dip below a touchdown.