• The New Orleans Saints have -210 odds to beat the Seattle Seahawks +175 in their Week 7 matchup.
• QB Russell Wilson is still injured and unable to play for the Seahawks.
• The Seattle Seahawks have lost both games that Wilson has been out thus far.
SEATTLE – The New Orleans Saints are 4.5-point favorites on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is injured and Seattle has lost both games where he has been sidelined.
The game’s total combined points have been set at 42.5 and both teams have hit the UNDER more consistently this season.
Saints QB has Jameis Winston has his total passing yards set at 205.5 with NFL betting sites but has not thrown for more than 200 yards since Week 2.
Monday Night Football Betting
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New Orleans Saints Vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 25, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN
- Moneyline: Saints -210, Seahawks +175
- Spread: Saints -4.5
- Totals: O/U 42.5
Wilson is ruled out until at least Week 10 the Saints are also dealing with some injuries. RB Dwayne Washington, WR Deonte Harris, and DE Payton Turner did not practice Friday or Saturday and are ruled out for Monday’s game.
The core of the offense is still intact, however, so New Orleans has the edge. Seattle’s defense has also struggled this season, being dead last in yards allowed per game.
While the Seahawks are 4-0 with hitting the UNDER in their last few games, taking the OVER 42.5 in Week 7 may be a wiser bet, as the Saints offense has been solid.
New Orleans is coming off of a BYE but have scored over 20 points in their last three games including 33 in Week 5 against the Washington Football Team and will likely score in the same range against the poorly performing Seattle defense.
Additionally, Seattle put up 20 points in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The low totals set in this game could easily be exploited with legal online sportsbooks.
The Saints Can Cover
Due to Seattle’s defensive lapses as well as the injured offense, taking the Saints to cover may be the best way to play. New Orleans has covered in every game they won this season.
Meanwhile, Seattle struggled to cover even with a healthy Wilson. The Saints are 1-4 in their last 5 games ATS when facing an NFC team.
There are -105 odds for the Saints to cover, meanwhile the moneyline would payout -210. Betting on both the Saints to cover and the combined score of hitting the OVER will net +273 odds at NFL sportsbooks.
This matchup will kick off Monday at 8:15 PM EST and can be seen on ESPN, CBS, and NBC.
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