|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL In the first game of the 2010 NFL playoffs, it is a battle of the NFC as the reigning Super Bowl Champs, the New Orleans Saints hit the road to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The Saints came out of the regular season second in the NFC South with an 11-5 record, while the Seahawks dominated the NFC West with a 7-9 record. Yes, that is right, the Seattle Seahawks made it into the playoffs with a losing record. What’s even more ridiculous is that they were able to hold onto this first round home game.
Sportsbook lists the Saints as the overwhelming favorites for this matchup. When betting on the NFL playoffs, the spread for this game has the New Orleans Saints at minus 10.5 with the total over under at 44.5.
Although many football betting fans may be aggravated that the lowly Seattle Seahawks are even in the playoffs, but no matter their weak regular season efforts head coach Pete Carroll was able to turn the ‘hawks into division winners. When betting on sports note these Seattle stats: QB Matt Hasselbeck took a beating during the Week 17 game, but his overall season looked pretty good as he completed 59.9 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. Mike Williams as to be the NFL Comeback Player of the Year as he has caught 65 passes for 751 yards and two touchdowns but Deon Butler was lost for the season but Brandon Stokely should be ready to go here and Golden Tate will need to step it up. For the season Seattle is averaging 19.4 points and 297.9 yards while the defense is allowing 25.4 points and 368.6 yards per game.
When betting on sports note these New Orleans Saints stats: the Saints may be the reigning champs, but they did not take the NFC South this season. But Saints fans are proud after Week 16 as the Saints took down their rivals, the Atlanta Falcons in Monday Night Football. Drew Brees had another huge season completing 68.1 percent of his passes for 4,620 yards and 33 touchdowns with 22 interceptions. Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush were both injured for most of the season but they are ready for the post season. New Orleans is averaging 24 points and 372.5 yards while the defense allows 19.2 points and 306.2 yards per game.