Following a costly 24-15 division loss to the Falcons in Week 12, NFL Week 13 odds show New Orleans as a home underdog to the Detroit Lions.
Below, you can find New Orleans Saints odds for 2023. Included is a weekly outlook, odds for every game this season, futures, and more.
New Orleans Saints odds
View New Orleans Saints odds for the 2023 NFL season below. Saints Week 13 odds are already available to bet on. Compare odds at top NFL betting sites for their game against the Detroit Lions.
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
The Saints opened as 4.5-point underdogs for their Week 13 game against the Lions. The game has a projected total of 45.5-to-46 points.
Saints betting futures are also available to bet on now. See the best prices below.
Key signings: QB Derek Carr, DB Ogochukwu Amadi, DB J.T. Gray, DT Khalen Saunders, DE Nathan Shepherd, RB Jamaal Williams, DL Malcolm Roach
Re-signings: TE Juwan Johnson, DB J.T. Gray, P Blake Gillikin, DE Tanoh Kpassagnon
Key losses: DT David Onyemata, DE Marcus Davenport, LB Kaden Elliss, DT Shy Tuttle
Key draft picks: DT Bryan Bresee, Clemson (29th overall), DE Isaiah Foskey, Notre Dame (second round, 40th overall), RB Kendre Miller, TCU (third round, 71st overall), G Nick Saldiveri, Old Dominion (fourth round, No. 103), QB Jake Haener, Fresno State (fourth round, No. 127), S Jordan Howden, Minnesota (fifth round, No. 146), WR A.T. Perry, Wake Forest (sixth round, No. 195)
Saints betting news
The Saints have signed free-agent RB Jamaal Williams to a three-year contract. The deal is for $12 million total, with $8 million guaranteed, reports Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
The 2022 campaign was a breakout season for Williams. He led the Lions with a career-high 1,066 yards. His 17 rushing touchdowns led the NFL, as he recorded two 100-yard games and had six more outings of at least 60 yards.
Saints inactives for Week 18 against the Panthers:
CB Paulson Adebo
DB Justin Evans
TE J.P. Holtz
S Marcus Maye
WR Kirk Merritt
G Andrus Peat
RT Ryan Ramczyk
DE Payton Turner
The Saints have a mismatch Week 18 in the passing game. New Orleans is twenty-second in pass offense DVOA, per Football Outsiders, and third in PFF pass grade. Stopping the pass is still an issue for the Panthers. Carolina’s pass defense still ranks below league average in pass D DVOA and PFF grade and is below league average in yards per pass attempt allowed.
Chris Olave’s receiving yards prop has yet to be posted. The best available price for him to score a touchdown is +340 at FanDuel.
The Saints are -3.5 (-105) favorites at DraftKings for their Week 18 matchup against the Panthers. The point total is set at 41.5 for the game.
The Saints have rattled off three straight wins, including an impressive 20-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Unfortunately, New Orleans has still been eliminated from playoff contention. It is not known yet if Dennis Allen plans to rest any players for the game. Taysom Hill has scored a rushing touchdown in each of the team’s last two games.
Saints inactives for Week 17 against the Eagles:
WR Marquez Callaway
DB Justin Evans
LB Chase Hansen
DE Tanoh Kpassagnon
S Marcus Maye
G Andrus Peat
RB Dwayne Washington
The Saints may be able to take advantage of a weak Eagles run defense in Week 17. New Orleans ranks twenty-second in rush offense DVOA, per Football Outsiders, and twenty-third in PFF rush grade. Stopping the run is an issue for the Eagles. Philadelphia’s rush defense still ranks below league average in rush D DVOA, they rank twelfth in PFF rush grade, and they are bottom nine in yards per carry allowed.
Alvin Kamara’s rushing yards prop sits at 55.5 with -+140 the best available price to score a touchdown at DraftKings.
The Saints are +6.5 (-104) underdogs at FanDuel for their Week 17 matchup against the Eagles. The total for the game is set at 43.5 or 44 depending on where you shop.
The Saints have won two in a row and are hoping to play spoiler on the road in Philadelphia this weekend. They may have to do so without rookie WR Chris Olave who has been dealing with a hamstring injury. QB Taysom Hill has gotten more involved the past two weeks, as he has tallied 16 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown during the Saints winning streak.
Saints inactives for Week 16 against the Browns:
OL Lewis Kidd
WR Jarvis Landry
CB Marshon Lattimore
WR Chris Olave
DE Payton Turner
RB Dwayne Washington
LB Pete Werner
The Saints may look to jump start their ground attack in Week 16. New Orleans ranks twenty-third in rush offense DVOA, per Football Outsiders, twenty-first in PFF rush grade and are about league average in adjusted line yards. Stopping the run is still a major problem for the Browns. Cleveland’s rush defense ranks bottom three in rush D DVOA and is last in PFF rush defense grade. Additionally, they are bottom three in tackling according to PFF, and bottom four in yards per carry allowed.
Alvin Kamara’s rushing yards prop sits at 65.5 with -+200 the best available price to score a touchdown at BetMGM.
The New Orleans Saints are +3 (-107) underdogs for their Week 16 matchup against the Browns. The total for the game currently sits at 32 or 32.5 depending on where you shop.
The Saints got back in the win column in Week 15 with a 21-18 win over the Atlanta Falcons. TE Juwan Johnson will look to continue his amazing season this week, after scoring two touchdowns in last week’s matchup.
Saints prop bets
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New Orleans Saints 2023 schedule
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Odds||Closing Line||Final Score|
|Week 1||Sunday, September 10||vs. Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET||-3.5|
|Week 2||Monday, September 18||at Carolina Panthers||7:15 p.m.||+1|
|Week 3||Sunday, September 24||at Green Bay Packers||1 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 4||Sunday, October 1||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||-3.5|
|Week 5||Sunday, October 8||at New England Patriots||1 p.m. ET||+3|
|Week 6||Sunday, October 15||at Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET||-3|
|Week 7||Thursday, October 19||vs. Jacksonville Jaguars||8:15 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 8||Sunday, October 29||at Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET||-1.5|
|Week 9||Sunday, November 5||vs. Chicago Bears||1 p.m. ET||-2.5|
|Week 10||Sunday, November 12||at Minnesota Vikings||1 p.m. ET||+2.5|
|Week 11||Bye Week||BYE||WEEK|
|Week 12||Thursday, November 26||at Atlanta Falcons||1 p.m. ET||-1|
|Week 13||Sunday, December 3||vs. Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET||+1.5|
|Week 14||Sunday, December 10||vs. Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||-3|
|Week 15||Sunday, December 17||vs. New York Giants||1 p.m. ET||-2|
|Week 16||Thursday, December 21||at Los Angeles Rams||8:15 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 17||Sunday, December 31||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||-1.5|
|Week 18||TBA||vs. Atlanta Falcons||TBD||-2.5|
How to bet on the New Orleans Saints
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Saints -150
- Colts +210
The Saints are considered favorites in this matchup (indicated by -150), requiring a $150 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). The Colts are the underdog in this matchup, paying out $310 total for a $100 bet ($210 in winnings). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Saints -1.5 (-110)
- Bills +1.5 (-110)
In this example, New Orleans is favored by 1.5 points, indicated by “-1.5.” If the Saints win the game 31-27, the Saints (-1.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Bills keep the game within two or win the game outright– say they win 31-30– the Bills (+1.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Saints’ Week 15 showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs had a 54.5 point over/under. The Saints came up short in a 39-32 shootout, resulting in 71 total points. Those that bet the over in the game would have cashed out.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Saints (-225) were heavily favored against the Panthers (+190) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Saints to win would win just $4.44.
However, say the Saints fell to a big 21-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Panthers, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Saints to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take New Orleans (+130) at halftime and the Saints pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.44 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Panthers (+190) in that game, but New Orleans jumps out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on New Orleans (-270) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Saints 2021 recap
Record: 9-8, Second in NFC South
Record ATS: 9-8
Over/under record: 7-10
Without Jameis Winston, the Saints offense was stagnant in 2021. Even with Jameis, their offense was limited. Defensively, New Orleans did exactly what they’ve done for the past half-decade and led the NFL in EPA. Demario Davis landed on the All Pro list and their secondary was capable of making opposing passing games ineffective. One thing is clear, though: Taysom Hill is not the answer at quarterback for this team.
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