Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints Free Week 5 NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Friday, October 9, 2015 3:59 PM GMT

A pair of 1-3 teams meet in Philly as visiting Saints comes to town after getting their 1st win against Dallas. One of these teams will get their second win while the other will be in a big hole.

Opening Odds & Line Movement

Open: -4.5 -110 at Pinnacle|
This NFL odds opened at -4.5 for the Eagles, then it went to -5, -5.5, back to -5 and it has settled on -4.5 for now. That being said, there is plenty of time left for the line to keep moving as no one knows what to expect from the Eagles, and the same goes for the Saints on the road (although they're not the home team they once were). The Eagles also have a slew of injuries which could cause the line to move.

 

Saints vs. Eagles Spread

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Saints vs. Eagles Money Line

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Saints vs. Eagles Total

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Injuries
The Saints have lost G Jahri Evans for a few weeks to a knee injury  that required surgery, but overall New Orleans is healthy for the first time all season. They had their full defense back against Dallas and it was the best they played so far in 2015, which is encouraging.

The Eagles have issues up front as Ts Jason Peters (quad) and Lane Johnson (unknown) as well as G Allen Barbre (unknown) are questionable going into the second half of the week. That is 60% of their starting offensive line, and RB DeMarco Murray is still battling a wonky hamstring. Defensively, CB Byron Maxwell has a sore quadriceps and LB Mychael Kendricks is probably out with a bad hamstring as injuries continue to plague the Eagles. But no one will take pity on Kelly, so it's next man up.

 

Trends
Neither team has been great ATS recently as the Saints have covered in two of their last six, and the Eagles, two of their last eight. However, the Saints are 5-2 ATS in their last seven on the road, while the Eagles have split their last 10 at home ATS.

The two have split their last 10 meetings SU, while the Eagles have covered six times. In Philadelphia, the Eagles are 4-4 SU in eight games, posting a 3-4 ATS record.

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