January 2, 2014

NFL Wildcard Pick: New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles

This surprising Philadelphia Eagles made the NFL playoffs by winning a big road game against the Dallas Cowboys to end the season. Head Chip Kelly led this Eagles turnaround and will get a tough draw in the Wild Card round as they go up against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have struggled on the road to end the season and will have to play well in the elements if they hope to beat the Eagles and advance in the NFL playoffs.

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles Preview

The NFL odds for this game opened with the Eagles listed as (-2.5) point favorites. The odds makers made the Eagles the favorites due to the fact that they are at home and are vastly improved from a season ago. The public does not buy into the Eagles as the Saints are attracting 63 percent of the early wagers. This early betting action has yet to shift the betting line, but it may change leading up to kickoff.

The Eagles will try and run the ball to keep Drew Brees off the field. So while you’ll see plenty of chatter about LeSean McCoy vs. Rob Ryan’s defense, Nick Foles and Chip Kelly’s inexperience in the playoffs, and the Saints’ kicking troubles, this may all boil down to Brees and his high-flying offense against Mother Nature. The early forecast for Saturday in Philadelphia calls for sunny skies — but a high south of 30 degrees. Hopefully for New Orleans, there’s not a repeat of the Week 14 weather in Philly. Brees needs to prove that the Saints can win on the road.

The latest football betting trends for this game reveal that the Eagles have more wagering trends in their favor. The Saints are 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games when playing against a team with a winning home record. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss against the spread.

New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles Pick

With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum during the week and on the day of the game to get the latest and most up to date information on the game. For more information and the free pick Click Here

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Cole Ryan

Cole started off as a part time handicapper and a full time computer programmer. After developing a computer program that consistently provided winners in NFL, NBA, MLB, and college sports Cole went into full time handicapping. The computer program and his knack for winners made him a rising star in the handicapping world. His complex computer program based on algorithms and analytical calculations have led to a 60% ATS rate.

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