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New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks – ATS Selection

Time: 8:40 PM EST Monday December 2, 2013, ESPN

The Seattle Seahawks host the New Orleans Saints in a NFC conference match up.

Before their bye week the Seahawks had little trouble with the Minnesota Vikings beating them 41-20 in Seattle as a 13 point favorite. In a contest with 2 of the games best RB’s the Vikings Adrian Peterson and the Seahawks Marshawn Lynch, both teams defense were able to keep the pair them under 70 yards on the ground. In the end the deference in this contest was the Seahawks were a +4 in the turnover department with 3 INT’s and 1 fumble recovery.

Week 12’s Thursday night game had the New Orleans Saints beating their divisional rival the Atlanta Falcons 17-13 in the Georgia Dome as a 7.5 point favorite. This game was much closer than most of the general public thought it would be on both sides of the ball. In a game that statistically was almost even the Falcons had a chance for the huge upset driving for the winning TD late in the 4th. That ended when WR Darius Johnson fumbled the ball inside the Saints 20. The Saints were able to control the ball and run out the clock.

In their last meeting the Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints 41-36 at home in a NFC Wildcard matchup on Jan 8/11 as a 10 point underdog ending the Saints chance of winning the Super Bowl 2 years in a row. Seattle has won 4 of their last 6 but the series is split at 5 a piece dating back to November 1985.

This season Seattle is 5-0 at home and New Orleans is 2-2 on the road.

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Seattle -5.5
Over/Under Total Line: 47.5
Moneyline: Saints +185 / Seahawks -225

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
New Orleans Saints: 9-2 SU 6-5 ATS
Seattle Seahawks: 10-1 SU 7-4 ATS

Key Betting Trends

• NO is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.
• NO is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
• NO is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• SEA is 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
• SEA is 10-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• SEA is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week.

Sagarin Power Rankings
New Orleans Saints: 27.75
Seattle Seahawks: 31.43

Key Player Injuries

[RB] 11/29/2013 – Darren Sproles Prob Monday (Ankle)
[G] 11/26/2013 – Jahri Evans Ques Monday (Ankle)
[DE] 11/26/2013 – Grenn Foster Ques Monday (Leg)
[CB] 11/17/2013 – Jabari Greer Out indefinitely (Knee)
[LB] 10/7/2013 – Victor Butler I-R (Knee)
[WR] 10/7/2013 – Joseph Morgan I-R (Knee)
[DE] 10/7/2013 – Kenyon Coleman I-R (Pectoral)
[LB] 10/7/2013 – Will Smith I-R (Knee)
[CB] 9/18/2013 – Patrick Robinson I-R (Leg)

[WR] 11/30/2013 – Jermaine Kearse Prob Monday (Concussion)
[RB] 11/30/2013 – Marshawn Lynch Prob Monday (Knee)
[CB] 11/26/2013 – Tharold Simon Ques Monday (Foot)
[RB] 11/26/2013 – Derrick Coleman Ques Monday (Hamstring)
[DT] 11/26/2013 – Jordan Hill Ques Monday (Bicep)
[CB] 11/26/2013 – Brandon Browner Out indefinitely (Suspension)
[CB] 11/24/2013 – Walter Thurmond Elig Week 17 (Suspension)
[DE] 9/5/2013 – Greg Scruggs Out indefinitely (Knee)
[WR] 10/30/2013 – Sidney Rice I-R (Knee)
[FB] 10/22/2013 – Spencer Ware I-R (Ankle)

Next Game on Deck
Carolina @ New Orleans
Seattle @ San Francisco

Point Spread Pick: The Seahawks have won 13 in a row at home. The Seahawks are starting to get healthy and will put their strongest team on the field since their Week 2 demolition of the 49ers 29-3. The Saints have struggled on the road losing their last two and are now just 2-2 as a visitor this season. Historically in betting the winner of the game covers the spread around 75% of the time. We do not see Seattle losing this game.
Take the Seattle Seahawks -5.5 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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