NFL Week 9 Betting: Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints Pick and Prediction

In the Monday Night Football Game for Week 9 – the Philadelphia Eagles travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints. Both teams have been disappointing this season through the first half of the season. The Eagles are 3-4, and trail the New York Giants by 2 games in the NFC East. New Orleans has been disappointing, winning just two games thus far. They trail Atlanta and Tampa Bay in the NFC South.

The New Orleans Saints have had all sorts of problems in 2012. The bounty gate started much of it, and it has continued to their defense not being able to get off the field. New Orleans has given up 216 points through 7 games this season. In their most recent loss, the Saints allowed 31 points to the Denver Broncos. In the two games New Orleans has won, the offense had to score 30+ points. New Orleans ranks dead last in yards allowed with over 470 per game. The Saints offense once again is a passing machine. New Orleans is throwing for over 315 yards per game. The top receiver for Drew Brees has been Marques Colston with five touchdowns.

For Philadelphia, they are another team that must find away to get a win. Andy Reid has found himself on the hot seat once again as the head coach of the Eagles. Philadelphia won their first three games by an average of 1.3 points per game. Since then, the Eagles have lost three straight games by 6 per game. The Eagles need Michael Vick to step up behind center. The quarterback has rushed for just one touchdown on the season, which is supposed to be part of his aresenal as a running quarterback. Philadelphia has also seen LeSean McCoy, their running back get into the end zone just twice this season.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

  •  Philadelphia Eagles +3
  • New Orleans Saints -3

Free Prediction and Pick

While both of these teams are struggling, we like one team decidedly over the other. The Philadelphia Eagles are going no where fast. New Orleans, we think may be able to make a final surge and sneak into a tie for wildcard spot by week 17. If the Saints are going to do that, they cannot lose anymore games, especially at home. Look for New Orleans to come out strong and smoke Philadelphia in front of a national audience.

 Prediction: New Orleans Saints 31-20 

 The Philadelphia Eagles will have a tough time covering this spread. They seem to be in too many pieces right now to develop a competitive football team. Drew Brees has a field day, and the Saints defense takes advantage of a beaten up Michael Vick. We like the Saints to win this game by double figures and cover the spread.

Pick: New Orleans Saints -3