Eagles-Saints Betting Odds: Philly Drawing Majority Support in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Game

Eagles-Saints Betting Odds: Philly Drawing Majority Support in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Game article feature image

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Betting Odds: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints

  • Odds: Saints -8
  • Over/Under: 50.5
  • Time: 4:40 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 13
  • TV: FOX

>> All odds as of Wednesday afternoon. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and track your bets

The New Orleans Saints have been bet down to 8-point favorites against the Philadelphia Eagles after opening at -10. Nick Foles and Philly have drawn a majority of the money wagered on the spread (69%) as of Wednesday (see live data here).

Sunday will be the Saints’ third Divisional Round home game in the Superdome with Drew Brees. It’s also their first since blowing out the Cardinals, 45-14, as 7-point favorites en route to New Orleans’ only Super Bowl in franchise history.

Action Network Projections: Eagles-Saints

Sean Koerner, our Director of Predictive Analytics, made the following power ratings for this game in the immediate aftermath of Wild Card Weekend. For the most up-to-date projections, download The Action Network app.

  • Projected Spread: Saints -8.3
  • Projected Over/Under: 51.2

Betting Trends to Know

Is this the season that the Saints finally get back to the Super Bowl?

If this game comes down to the wire, Brees has given fans and bettors more confidence than ever: His seven game-winning drives this season are his most in a single season.

  • The Saints scored 504 points this season, eclipsing 500 for the third time in franchise history — all of which have come under Sean Payton and Brees. History tells us that this could be boom or bust season for New Orleans. The Saints scored 547 points, won 13 games en route to the NFC South crown and ended up losing to the 49ers in the 2011 Divisional Round. The Saints scored 510 points, won 13 games en route to the NFC South title then ended up winning the Super Bowl in 2009.
  • The Eagles will be underdogs on the road in New Orleans, facing the top-seeded Saints. Nick Foles has won and covered his past six consecutive games as an underdog dating back to the beginning of the 2017 playoffs. Ironically enough, Foles is now 11-11 against the spread as an underdog.

How the Eagles Reached the Divisional Round

After winning their first Super Bowl in franchise history last season, the Eagles not only made the playoffs again, but did so as an underdog (against). With Carson Wentz injured, it’s Foles who will try to lead Philly back to the promised land.

The Eagles were blown out, 48-7, by the Saints in the Superdome during the regular season. Now Philadelphia gets its shot at revenge.

As coach of the Eagles, Doug Pederson is 0-3 straight-up and against the spread on the road when facing an opponent he previously lost to by 20 or more points in the last meeting, failing to cover the spread by 10 points per game.

How the Saints Reached the Divisional Round

The Saints finished the regular season 13-3 straight-up and 10-6 against the spread, making them the NFL’s second-most profitable team ATS behind the Bears.

Unfortunately for New Orleans backers, the Saints limped to the playoffs,  failing to cover the spread in their final three regular-season games.

Teams that enter the playoffs on at least a three-game ATS losing streak are actually 7-2 SU and 8-1 ATS over the past decade, covering by an average of 11.2 points per game.