New Orleans Saints at Las Vegas Raiders
Time: 7:15 PM (CST), ESPN
Spread: NO -5.5
Odds c/o 5dimes
The New Orleans Saints defeated Tom Brady and his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Week 1 saw New Orleans knock off Tampa Bay 34-23, as it heads into Week 2 at a new venue. The Saints travel to Las Vegas to face the Raiders as 5.5-point favorites, with the over/under set at 48.5 total points according to NFL oddsmakers at 5dimes. The game will air Monday night at 7:15 (CST) PM on ESPN.
NO news & notes:
The Saints had a very strong Week 1 win over Tampa Bay.
Drew Brees threw 18 of 30 for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Latavious Murray rushed 15 times for 48 yards, and Alvin Kamara added 12 rushes for just 16 yards but managed the only Saints rushing touchdown. Kamara caught five passes for 51 yards and another TD via the pass, as well. Emmanuel Sanders provided the only other TD, with one of his three receptions. Jared Cook led all receivers with 80 yards and a tying-team-best five catches.
The Saints really did a number on Brady, though. He was limited to 65 percent completions with as many INTs (2) as TDs. He also suffered three sacks for a loss of 15 total yards, and he compiled a QB rating of just 42.6. It was characteristically very not like the Tom Brady we have known, though he did rush for one touchdown on his three carries, the only Tampa Bay rushing score. The Bucs rushed 26 times but managed just 86 total yards on the ground.
Beyond that, the Bucs fumbled twice, though it recovered Brady’s fumble. Even so, the NFL’s legend committed two costly picks and did fumble, and was rattled by the Saints defensive pressure the duration of the game. New Orleans led 17-7 at the half, and Janoris Jenkins took Brady’s pick for a 36-yard return and a touchdown by the defense.
Kicker Wil Lutz connected on both of his field goals and all four of his PATs. He also nailed a 51-yard attempt. The Saints really had few holes in the Week 1 victory.
BETTING TRENDS, Saints:
Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Saints are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Saints are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Saints are 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS win.
Saints are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
Saints are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 road games.
Saints are 27-13-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
LV news & notes:
The Las Vegas Raiders won its season opener 34-30 over Carolina on the road. Derek Carr threw 22 of 30 for 239 yards and a touchdown while throwing no picks nor suffering any sacks. Josh Jacobs rushed 25 of the 31 Vegas attempts for 93 yards and three TDs. The Raiders picked up 131 rushing yards in the game, with Booker adding 29 and Ruggs picking up 11 on his two attempts.
Ruggs did work receiving though, catching three passes for a team-best 55 yards, including a long-play of 45-yards. Jacobs was No. 2 in receiving yardage with 46 on his four catches. The Raiders amassed 239 yards with nine players getting in on the action. Despite that, Nelson Agholor scored the only touchdown for the receiving core. Hunter Renfrow was good on punt returns. He took one back 27-yards while managing 10 on the other.
Kicker Daniel Carlson hit 2 of 2 field goals and 4 of 4 PATs, including a 54-yard field goal.
BETTING TRENDS, Raiders:
Raiders are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Monday games.
Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home underdog.
Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Raiders are 19-39-1 ATS in their last 59 games following a ATS win.
Raiders are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games following a straight up win.
Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.