NFL Playoff Spreads and Picks: Saints vs. Seahawks Prediction to Vegas Odds

Joe DuffyAnalyst IJanuary 8, 2011

Vegas an offshore odds say New Orleans should win in a Brees today
Vegas an offshore odds say New Orleans should win in a Brees todayKevin C. Cox/Getty Images

One of the best Vegas scores and odds contests this week in football is the clash between the Saints vs. Seahawks. New Orleans is a 10-to-10.5 point favorite  according to the current Vegas point spread.

The best sports picks experts use different key handicapping numbers than the square player. Here is a preview of that game from a handicapping standpoint.

In comparing yards per rush on offense, the superiority from a statistical standpoint goes to the Saints by .3.

Passing yards per completion is another gauge utilized by bettors. The advantage is possessed by Seattle shockingly by .4.

Possibly the most utilized number by professional bettors is yards per point. From the offensive viewpoint, the positive checkmark is in the column of Seattle by .2.

Now go to the key numbers on the defensive side of the ball. The yards per rush guide says the better run defense is Seattle by .1.

The superior passing yards per completion data on defense give the upper hand to New Orleans by 1.7.

In terms of yards per point, the better defense is New Orleans forcing 1.5. The turnover margin is a slight edge to the Saints by two.

Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

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Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): New Orleans is 17-5 off spread loss, 1-8 versus an opponent with a losing record.

Seattle is 5-21 after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game, 1-6 after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.

Over/under trends: New Orleans over 20-9 road favorites. Seattle has gone over 8-1 overall, over 8-2 after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.