It is Wildcard Weekend from NFL pro football and from the playoffs on Saturday January 4th it will be the New Orleans Saints hitting the road to battle the Philadelphia Eagles. The Saints and Eagles will get things started from Philadelphia at 8PM Eastern Time with NBC TV providing the coast to coast TV broadcast. Check out the NFL playoff odds listed at Bovada sportsbook.
The point spread odds from this NFC Wildcard playoff game has the home team Philadelphia Eagles favored by -3 points with an over under line set at 53 ½ points. Those who play on Philadelphia on the money line will lay -170 odds with the return on the New Orleans Saints at +150 odds on the money line.
The Saints are 11-5 straight up this season while the Eagles are 10-6. Many are making much about the Saints road mark as the club is 3-5 away from the Superdome. The team could have easily been 5-3 on the road as they lose coin flip games due to late scores as two playoff teams in Carolina and New England were able to pull out these wins against New Orleans. A lot is being made about a road defeat at St Louis. The Rams are an improved defense and it was a horrible spot for New Orleans as the St Louis game was sandwiched between a home game against Carolina and a road game at Carolina. You have to respect the fact the NFC South faced the NFC West this season. It was a much tougher schedule for New Orleans this year while the Eagles in the NFC East faced all four teams from an NFC North conference that had injured quarterbacks. Philadelphia beats Dallas last week by two points and the Cowboys were utilizing a backup quarterback. After a three point home win against San Francisco the Saints went on the road on a short week and were able to defeat the Atlanta Falcons by a 17-13 score. A big concern for Philadelphia is they bring the 29th ranked defense into this playoff game. A much bigger concern is the Eagles are 32nd and last in the NFL against the pass as they surrender nearly 290 yards per game.
With our NFL pro football pick for Saturday we will play on the New Orleans Saints +3 points against the Philadelphia Eagles but first check out the latest sports book review.