Oddsmakers take a different position on the New Orleans Saints ahead of the new season
By Bob Garcia
With the NFL Draft over and the upcoming schedule released, the Saints could have a tough year
After important processes such as the release of the full NFL schedule and the finalization of the 2021 NFL Draft, many bettors are beginning to take matters into their own hands to predict the fate of teams and their respective outcomes. During the most recent update, the New Orleans Saints are predicted to fall to 9.5 wins on the betting line, something that appears to have changed from last year, when the Saints were assigned a prediction of 10.5 wins.
Perhaps for many, the retirement of Drew Brees has had a strong impact on the Saints; however, the executives have known how to rise from the many problems that the team had months ago and to form a roster loaded with talent. The Saints are led by a first-class coach, not to mention that the schedule of the Saints is more than favorable. Of the first five games, the only one that had a good run last season is the Green Bay Packers. However, after seeing how star quarterback Aaron Rodgers has said on several occasions that he no longer wants to be part of the team, we could see how the Packers could weaken and be an easy team to beat when the Saints face them.
There is no doubt that the national media and the NFL have a lot of hope for the Saints; otherwise, they would not have been assigned a total of five prime time games. This only indicates that they still believe that this team has what it takes to shine and that this upcoming season can be crucial. According to statistics and oddsmakers, the Saints are expected to be a playoff team.