Last Updated Jul 08, 2022, 10:06 AM
2022 New Orleans Saints Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions
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2022 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS BETTING ODDS, PREDICTIONS, PREVIEW
The Saints finished second in the NFC South with a record of 9-8 last year, which tied the Eagles for the third Wild Card spot in NFC; however, an ugly regular season loss to Philly ultimately determined which squad had the edge in the final standings.
The Saints were impressive with Jameis Winston under center to start last season, as New Orleans opened with a solid 5-2 stretch, which included tough victories over the Packers, Patriots, and Buccaneers; however, Winston suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 8, and the Saints went 4-6 the rest of the way.
New Orleans has an incredibly difficult road ahead, especially following the retirement of head coach Sean Payton; however, the Saints’ defense ranked 4th in scoring and 6th in total yardage last season (19.7 PPG, 318 YPG), which should always keep them within playoff contention as long as their offense doesn’t completely fall apart.
Best Bet: Saints to Make the Playoffs (+130)
2022 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS SCHEDULE
- Week 1 - at Atlanta (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 2 - vs. Tampa Bay (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 3 - at Carolina (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 4 - vs. Minnesota (NFL Network, 9:30 a.m.) - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Week 5 - vs. Seattle (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 6 - vs. Cincinnati (CBS, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 7 - at Arizona (Prime Video, 8:15 p.m.)
- Week 8 - vs. Las Vegas (CBS, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 9 - vs. Baltimore (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.)
- Week 10 - at Pittsburgh (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 11 - vs. L.A. Rams (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 12 - at San Francisco (FOX, 4:25 p.m.)
- Week 13 - at Tampa Bay (ESPN, 8:15 p.m.)
- Week 14 - BYE
- Week 15 - vs. Atlanta (TBD)
- Week 16 - at Cleveland (CBS, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 17 - at Philadelphia (FOX, 1:00 p.m.)
- Week 18 - vs. Carolina (TBD)
WIN TOTAL ODDS
- Over 7.5 (-170)
- Under 7.5 (+140)
New Orleans’ win total is stationed at OU 7.5 with a relatively heavy lean towards the over at -170; and while far too many question marks surround the Saints to warrant laying that much juice with a future, New Orleans shouldn’t have much trouble clearing that number with matchups against the Seahawks, Steelers, Falcons (2), Panthers (2), plus a handful of 50-50 games on this year’s docket.
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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ODDS TO WIN NFC SOUTH
The Saints are listed at +375 to win the NFC South, which is the only middle ground within the division odds between the heavily favored Buccaneers (-300), and the highly doubted Falcons (+1200) and Panthers (+2000); and while I still expect New Orleans to nab a Wild Card spot, I don’t see them putting up much of a fight against Tampa Bay for the division crown.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ODDS TO WIN NFC CHAMPIONSHIP
New Orleans is listed at +1600 to win the NFC, which is deadlocked with the Vikings for the eighth-best odds to win the conference before hitting a steep drop off to the Commanders (+3000), Bears (+4000), and Giants (+4000); and while I expect the Saints to play solid football with Winston back under center this season, I can’t see them going toe-to-toe with squads like the Packers and Rams in the playoffs.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 57
The Saints are listed at +4000 to win this year’s Super Bowl, which heads a cluster of mid-range playoff contenders with the Raiders (+4000), Vikings (+4000), Patriots (+4000), Commanders (+6600), and Steelers (+8000) before dropping off to distant longshot territory beyond +10000; which again, doesn’t strike me as an intriguing play.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 2022 MVP CONTENDERS & ODDS
Jameis Winston (QB) +8000
Alvin Kamara (RB) +15000
Michael Thomas (WR) +20000
Winston is listed at +8000 to win this year’s MVP award, and despite being far too inconsistent to warrant backing as an MVP longshot, he’s the top QB option on the board to win Comeback Player of the Year at +500, with Daniel Jones (+850), Mitch Trubisky (+1200), and Marcus Mariota (+1200) also seeing decent odds; but it should ultimately come down to a two-way comparison between Winston and Titans’ RB Derrick Henry (+350).
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS TO MAKE PLAYOFFS ODDS
Make Playoff?: Yes (+130) | No (-160)
Despite Trevor Siemian and Taysom Hill assuming QB duties for roughly 10.5 games last season, the Saints still managed to finish second in the NFC South with a record of 9-8, which tied the Eagles for the final playoff spot in the NFC, but Philly owned the tiebreaker; so, assuming we see more of 5-2 squad under Winston from early last year, I’ll take New Orleans to make the playoffs at plus odds.
2021 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS BETTING RESULTS
- SU: 9-8
- ATS: 9-8
- O/U: 7-10
- ATS-Home: 3-5
- ATS-Road: 6-3
- ATS-Favorite: 4-4
- ATS-Underdog: 5-4