NFL Week 5 Betting Preview: Seattle Seahawks At New Orleans Saints

Written By Marco Cerino on October 7, 2022
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An intriguing NFC match-up is scheduled for Sunday afternoon in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, as the 2-2 Seattle Seahawks visit the 1-3 New Orleans Saints. Right now, Seahawks Saints odds show New Orleans favored by on the spread and moneyline favorites. The total for the game is .

In this article, we’ll look at the important stats and trends for this key NFC tilt. We’ll break down the match-ups, metrics, and best available odds for players looking to take a position on this game featuring two teams headed in seemingly opposite directions. 

Seahawks Saints Odds: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under

Here are the complete NFL Week 5 odds. Just use the dropdown menu for Seahawks Saints odds and select the market and best price. 

Spread bets are usually the most popular option when wagering on the NFL. It determines the margin of victory. If the Saints are 5.5-point favorites, they must win by six or more to cover, so a 27-20 win would suffice. If the Seahawks win outright, or lose by 5 or less, say 20-17, they’ll cover as the underdogs.

Moneyline bets are the more straightforward option to go with most sports. The wager is based on the winner, with the price showing how strong a favorite or underdog a team is. New Orleans being higher than -200 in odds suggests they are significant favorites at home.

Over/under bets focus on the final score of the game, regardless of the outcome. A 27-21 finish would hit the over at 46, while 24-21 would just cash the under bets.

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Seahawks vs. Saints Player Props

This is a great way to find the best options for stat-based wagers, like Anytime Touchdown, yards, or sacks. Type in a team or player name to search through the available prices.

Player props are becoming increasingly popular options so this is a great way to find the best price or totals for someone like DK Metcalf or Alvin Kamara.

Seahawks vs. Saints Betting News and Angles

Saints Vs. Seahawks Weather

This contest will be played indoors (Caesars Superdome). Weather will not be a factor.

Saints Vs. Seahawks Injury Report

New Orleans Injuries

Taysom HillTERibQuestionable
Jarvis LandryWRAnkleQuestionable
Calvin ThrockmortonFBAnkleQuestionable
Payton TurnerDEChestQuestionable
P.J. WilliamsCBQuadQuestionable
Malcolm RoachFBUndisclosedQuestionable
Carl GrandersonDEEyeProbable
Jameis WinstonQBBackQuestionable
Andrus PeatOGConcussionQuestionable
Marcus MayeFBRibQuestionable
Michael ThomasWRFootQuestionable
Alvin KamaraRBRibsQuestionable

Seattle Injuries

L.J. CollierDEElbowQuestionable
Justin ColemanCBCalfQuestionable
Darryl JohnsonDEAnkleQuestionable
Phil HaynesOGAnkleProbable
Penny HartWRIllnessProbable
Dareke YoungWRQuadQuestionable
Damien LewisOGCalfQuestionable
Quinton JeffersonDEElbowQuestionable
Gabe JacksonOGKneeQuestionable
Rashaad PennyRBShoulderQuestionable
Joey BlountFSHamstringProbable

Saints Offense Vs. Seahawks Defense

Saints OffenseStats (Rank)Seahawks Defense
19.0 (18)Points/Gm28.8 (31)
0.3 (13)Points/Play0.5 (29)
364.3 (8)Yards/Gm428.0 (31)
252.3 (9)Pass Yards/Gm274.0 (28)
112.0 (15)Rush Yards/Gm154.0 (29)
6.0 (6)Yards/Play6.7 (32)
7.1 (10)Yards/Pass8.7 (32)
5.1 (6)Yards/Rush5.1 (26)
34.7% (24)3rd Down %46.8% (29)
75.0% (3)Red Zone %52.9% (13)
11 (32)Turnovers6 (12)
13 (26)Sacks7 (22)

Seahawks Offense Vs. Saints Defense

Seahawks OffenseStats (Rank)Saints Defense
23.8 (11)Points/Gm24.0 (20)
0.4 (4)Points/Play0.4 (18)
361.0 (10)Yards/Gm328.3 (12)
246.3 (12)Pass Yards/Gm203.5 (9)
114.8 (13)Rush Yards/Gm124.8 (20)
6.3 (3)Yards/Play5.0 (8)
7.4 (3)Yards/Pass6.2 (10)
5.2 (4)Yards/Rush4.0 (10)
55.3% (2)3rd Down %32.8% (7)
41.7% (30)Red Zone %36.4% (3)
6 (16)Turnovers4 (21)
6 (5)Sacks7 (22)

Betting Insights For Seahawks Saints Odds

Why the Seahawks can Cover the Spread

Seattle comes off a win as an underdog in Detroit last week, pushing their record to 2-2 ATS and SU. Their ATS margin of -0.8 is far smaller than their margin of victory/defeat at -5.0. It’s another 1 PM ET kickoff window, where Pete Carroll has been 14-1 SU since 2018. The Saints have also failed to cover in both times they’ve been favored this year, against the Falcons and the Panthers.

Why the Saints can Cover the Spread

New Orleans covered last week against Minnesota for the first time this year. While he has yet to cover this year, Jameis Winston went 4-3 ATS last season before his season-ending injury against Tampa. 

Reasons to Bet the Over

Both teams are 2-2 on hitting the Over in their games, including both games last week. Both teams have a positive average of the total going over, with the Seahawks at +8.8 points per game. If the Saints get their offensive playmakers back who missed Week 4, that certainly helps their chances to score.

Reasons to Bet the Under

The teams met last year in Seattle, with the Saints winning a 13-10 defensive battle. While the Seahawks have done well this year in ball control, especially on third downs, they’ve struggled in the red zone. That could lead to more time of possession for less points, especially against a very good Saints’ red zone defense. 

Seahawks vs. Saints Props: Key Matchups

Saints RB Alvin Kamara vs. Seahawks Run D: Kamara was a late scratch in London last week. As long as his rib injury hasn’t worsened, expect him to suit up in an advantageous match-up. Last week, Jamaal Williams scored twice with 109 rushing yards for the Lions. If Kamara can go, expect him to put up similar numbers. The Saints lost Latavius Murray from their practice squad. Kamara will likely get the majority of touches and some passes.

Kamara Anytime TD:

Seahawks TEs vs. Saints Pass D: Last week, I suggested Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf would have good yardage days against the Lions. Those two combined for 13 catches and 240 yards. However, the TDs came from the tight ends. As Geno Smith gets more comfortable in this offense, Will Dissly and Noah Fant will be looked to help the team’s struggling red zone numbers. The Saints secondary will have their hands full with No. 14 and No. 16. Look for some value from the tight ends.

Dissly Anytime TD:

Dissly Receiving Yards Total:  / ()

Geno Smith vs. Saints Pass D: Looks like Seattle made a smart call with keeping Geno Smith under center this year. He’s coming off a second straight game with 300+ yards in the win at Detroit. Compared to his four-game stretch as QB last year, he’s got over 300 more passing yards in 2022, while leading the league with a 77.3 completion percentage. However, the Saints are ninth in passing defense entering Week 5. This could be a good test for his progress. 

Smith Passing Yards Total: / ()

Smith Over/Under TDs:  / ()

Final Thoughts

Early money has gone towards the Seahawks +5.5 (80 percent) and Over 46 (94 percent) on DraftKings. However, with the Saints’ top 3 offensive stars out last week with injury, this feels like a good time to hold. If Kamara, Winston, and Michael Thomas are a go, this line could move the Saints’ way, along with the total. If they are still limited in practice, the books could move the line towards Seattle and drop the total.

The NFC West looks to be in utter turmoil with everyone at 2-2. Seattle’s win at Detroit looks good, if high-scoring. While the Saints played valiantly in London, they didn’t get the win against the Vikings. Both teams feel like they’re in a must-win spot. Best of luck handicapping Seahawks Saints odds.

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