[1:00 PM] Seahawks @ Saints

Who will WIN this matchup?

Seattle Seahawks (4-1)

@ New Orleans Saints (2-4)


Current odds:

Seattle Seahawks: (-130)

New Orleans Saints: (+110)


ESPN simulations have New Orleans as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Seattle to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Seattle by 2 points.

The Seattle Seahawks will put their top-ranked scoring defense to the test when they travel to New Orleans to face Drew Brees and the high-octane Saints on Sunday. Brees leads the league in passing for 350 yards a game but said during the week that the Seahawks are the best defense he’s ever faced.

The balanced Seattle defense ranks fourth against the run and ninth versus the pass but was taxed greatly at Arizona last week, spending 46 minutes (95 plays) on the field. Wilson’s injuries have limited the team’s offense as the former dual threat has only 33 rushing yards and a 1.5-yard average on the season. The game marks the return of Jimmy Graham to New Orleans where the tight end caught 54 touchdown passes from Brees from 2010-2014. He has 23 catches for 355 yards in his last four games with the Seahawks.

While New Orleans ranks last in the league in scoring defense (allowing 32.5 points a game) and has surrendered at least two touchdowns in 29 of its last 30 contests, it truly hang its hat on a prolific offense. New Orleans ranks second in the league averaging 29.3 points a game and got its second 100-yard rushing game of the season last week as Mark Ingram gained 62 yards on 16 carries. The Saints secondary is a battered unit with five players on the injured list but cornerback Delvin Breaux put in a limited practice Wednesday, marking the first time the second-year pro has joined teammates on the field since suffering a broken fibula in Week 1.

Brees has 2,101 passing yards and is on pace for 5,602 yards, which would break Peyton Manning’s mark of 5,477 yards from 2013 with the Denver Broncos.

Seahawks S Kam Chancellor has sat out the previous two games with a groin injury, but will return against the Saints on Sunday.

Since Wilson’s rookie year in 2012, the Seahawks are just 9-8 in 1 p.m. (ET) kickoffs – and 42-11-1 in all other games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Seattle Seahawks

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick