New Orleans Saints vs Washington Football Team : Saints Hope to Get back on Track

New Orleans Saints vs Washington Football Team : Saints Hope to Get Back on Track

Written by on October 7, 2021

On Sunday, a couple of 2-2 squads battle in the nation’s capital when the New Orleans Saints take on the Washington Football Team. After last Sunday’s meltdown loss to the Giants, the Saints hope to get back on the winning track. Washington rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons in their last. Check out NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for the NFL Week 5 game between the Saints and WFT.

NFL Week 5: New Orleans Saints at Washington Football Team

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 10 at 1:00 pm ET
  • Where: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
  • TV / Streaming: CBS / Paramount +
  • ATS Odds: New Orleans -2          
  • Moneyline Odds: New Orleans -130 / Washington +110
  • Over/Under Odds: 44 ½    


Why Bet on New Orleans versus Washington?

At one point in last week’s loss, the Saints were up 21-10 and on their way to not only a straight up victory, but also a win against the spread. The Giants rallied to tie it before regulation. Then New York upset New Orleans Saints in overtime to win 27-21. New Orleans knows they let a victory slip from their grasps. On Sunday, the Saints will look to bury the WFT early.

New Orleans Saints Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 276.8
  • Passing Yards: 144.0
  • Rushing Yards: 132.8
  • Points Scored: 23.5
  • Turnovers: 3

New Orleans Saints Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 349.3
  • Passing Yards: 283.3
  • Rushing Yards: 66.0
  • Points Scored: 17.3
  • Takeaways: 8

Why Bet on Washington versus New Orleans?

Last Sunday, the WFT had every right to fold. Heading into the fourth quarter, Atlanta had a 23-22 lead. In the fourth, the Falcons pushed their lead to 30-22. But Washington rallied to win the game 34-30. The victory wasn’t just a win on them moneyline. For the first time this season, the WFT covered a spread. Washington will carry momentum into this contest.

Washington Football Team Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 342.0
  • Passing Yards: 238.8
  • Rushing Yards: 103.3
  • Points Scored: 25.3
  • Turnovers: 5

Washington Football Team Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 417.5
  • Passing Yards: 299.0
  • Rushing Yards: 118.5
  • Points Scored: 30.5
  • Takeaways: 1

Saints at WFT Relevant Trends

  • Saints are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games as a favorite
  • New Orleans is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games
  • Under is 6-1 in Saints last 7 games
  • Washington is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in October
  • WFT is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Under is 11-2 in Washington’s last 12 games in week 5

New Orleans Saints versus Washington Football Team Final Betting Prediction

The Saints should have easily handled the New York Giants. Allowing the Giants to rally and win the game had to hurt, which is why the Saints should easily beat the WFT and cover this spread.

Sean Payton knows the reason New Orleans fell to the Giants is because he and his team didn’t go for the knockout blow. Expect Payton to open the playbook in this game.

The Saints will let Jameis Winston loose. The former Buccaneer has a cannon for an arm. Jameis has thrown 86 passes this season, which is less than 22 per game. Payton will call plays that allows Winston to heave it downfield.

Then, once he’s got the WFT thinking pass, Payton will get aggressive with the rushing attack, subbing Winston for Taysom Hill. The Saints head coach knows he’s got to let go of the reins. Doing so should lead to a New Orleans win and cover.

NFL Week 5 Pick: New Orleans Saints | Bet The Game Today


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