We brought home a winner with our first NFL preseason top betting pick in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday as the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals played under the total. It was the first preseason game for both clubs so the starters played very little. The second half of an NFL week one preseason game can be brutal offensively as we often see third and fourth stringers on the field. Issue is with players deep down on the depth chart is the fact they have very little reps and practice in camp and that translates to ragged series on the offensive side of the football. Our best betting pick from Thursday comes from the NFL preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots. The Saints and Patriots will begin from New England at 7:30PM Eastern Time. The NFL preseason best betting prediction is playing on the New Orleans Saints +3 ½ points against the New England Patriots. NFL odds are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this week one preseason game saw New England open as a -2 ½ point favorite with the over under coming in at 40 points. Money early has shown on New England as they have been bet up to a -3 ½ point favorite. The total has moved down a full field goal as the game is now hung at 37 points. Those betting the Patriots on the money line will get back -200 odds while the Saints return +170 odds for their backers.
There has been a major line move over the key number of three in this game. Many are concerned about the Saints quick turnaround here but remember the New Orleans starters did not play much as they cleaned out their bench. The Saints have the benefit of playing a game already while New England plays their first preseason game. The Saints and Patriots are very familiar with one another. A reason for this is the fact these two NFL clubs have practiced and scrimmaged against one another this week. That means the defenses won’t be too surprised on the field with their familiarity of plays on the offensive side of the football which will translate to a close game. Drew Brees should see some work today but the Saints have a quality roster of three backups for preseason standards. Chase Daniel looked good last week relieving Brees and third string Sean Canfield is an accurate passer. Luke McCown has several years of experience in the NFL. With solid quarterback play and value in the line the pick here is on the Saints but before betting read sportsbook reviews.