Best Bets Week 2 Saints vs. Raiders For Monday Night Football
The New Orleans Saints take on the Las Vegas Raiders to finish off week 2 of NFL betting. Las
Vegas opens their billion-dollar stadium. Both teams are 1-0 SU and ATS, going over their only
game. Home underdogs of two or more are 41-17-3 since 1991, including 19-9 in week 2. That
would favor the Raiders.
Odds: Saints are -5.5 on the road with a total of 48.5 or 49. It opened -4.5 and 50.5.
Public betting percentages: The public as usual loves the road favorite, but at a reasonable rate
with 64 percent of bets and 53 percent of money on the Saints. The over is being bet at 62 and 54
Power ratings: The power line is New Orleans -4.5 and 51.5 with a projected Saints win of 27-
Computer simulations ATS: One of our top projection models did 10,000 simulations and found
New Orleans covering 52 percent at -5.5 with 52 percent going over 48.5. The other has Raiders
overing 56.3 percent at +5.5 and 61.4 percent going over 48.5.
Against the spread trends: New Orleans 20-6 versus an opponent winning home record, but 1-7
overall in week 2. Vegas is 6-2 home underdogs,
Over-under trends: New Orleans over 20-8 after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their
previous game. Vegas under 4-0 MNF.
Top expert pick on today’s card is from Joe Duffy. Going back to last Monday night, Joe Duffy
is 13-6 in football and early indications are that some mega-systems click in this week. Monday
Night Football total, plus NHL side and total, and MLB. Our top two computer simulation
models agree on the side and total. Get the picks now