The Saints have proved themselves as one of the best teams in the NFL this season with 10 victories and only 2 losses in their 12 games. They are leading the NFC South by a huge margin. The Saints are expecting quarterback Drew Bees to return from injury. However, they have proved that they can win games with Taysom Hill.
The Philadelphia Eagles are struggling this season. They have had only 3 wins out of their 12 games and are currently at the 3rd spot in NFC East.
The Eagles are experimenting in quarterback as they have decided to go with rookie Jalen Hurts over Carson Wentz. Wentz was benched in the last game against the Packers after giving a poor start. There is a lot to do on Sunday for the Eagles to challenge the mighty Saints.
Saints vs Eagles Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
The New Orleans Saints started their campaign by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a score of 34-23. They faced a 34-24 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders and a 37-30 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the next two games.
The Saints were just outstanding in the next 9 games as they won all of them. They didn’t allow the opposition to score in two figures in some of the games. They will be playing against the Eagles after a 21-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Things didn’t look good for the Philadelphia Eagles from the start of this season. They faced two defeats in the first two games against the Washington team and the Los Angeles Rams. They tied their third game with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Eagles looked good in the 4th game as they defeated the San Francisco 49ers with a 25-20 margin. They won a close game with a score of 22-21 against the Giants after losing to the Steelers and the Ravens. The next game ended with a comfortable 23-9 win over the Cowboys.
They will be hosting the Saints after 4 consecutive defeats. Their last ended with a 301-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
The New Orleans Saints have won 5 out of their last 6 away games. The Philadelphia Eagles, on the other hand, look not so good at home with only 2 wins out of the last 5 home games.
Both the teams played against each other for the first time in November 1967. The New Orleans Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagle with a margin of 31-24 in that game.
Overall, there have been 32 games between the two teams so far (including 4 postseason games). The Saints won 15 of them, while the Eagles pulled out a victory in 17 games.
If we consider the last 5 games, the Saints are looking very dominating with 4 wins. The Eagles managed to win only 1. The most recent clash of the two teams took place in January 2019. The game ended with a 20-14 victory for the New Orleans Saints.
Quarterback Taysom Hill has performed very well for the Saints in the absence of Drew Bees. He has completed 629 passing yards at a completion rate of 71.6%.
The passing would be stronger if Bees plays against the Eagles. With 2,196 passing yards and 18 passing touchdowns, Bees is still the season leader for the Saints.
Although Carson Wentz has been the key passer for the Eagles, he may not play on Sunday. The Eagles would expect young Jalen Hurts to lead the offense well against the Saints. Hurts has maintained an average of 9.5 yards per pass attempt so far with 3 sacks.
Alvin Kamara has performed consistently well for the Saints in receiving. He has eclipsed 673 rushing yards this season with 9 rushing touchdowns. For the Eagles, Miles Sanders is the leading running back. He has maintained an average of 70.1 rushing yards per game this season.
The Saints will rely on Demario Davis in the defense. Davis is having 85 tackles to his name so far with 4 sacks. The Eagles’ defense department is led by Alex Singleton who has completed 77 tackles in the current NFL season.
Talking about kicking, Wil Lutz has done consistently well for the Saints. Lutz has completed 20 field goals with an 87% success rate. For the Eagles, Jake Elliott is the placekicker. Elliott has 12 field goals to his name as of now with a success rate of 75%.
The New Orleans Saints seem to be a very tough team to beat for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are already being questioned about their decision to bench Carson Wentz. They need to be very accurate in their strategy to improve their chances against the Saints.
Almost all the prediction and betting platforms are suggesting an easy win for the Saints. As per the bets via BETMGM,
Bookies.com has given 1.32 odds for New Orleans Saints’ victory and 3.60 odds for Philadelphia Eagles’ victory.
Oddschecker is another famous platform for providing betting tips. As per them, the odds are 6/19 in favor of the New Orleans Saints and 13/5 in favor of the Philadelphia Eagles.