Week 8 NFL Predictions - Seattle Seahawks vs New Orleans Saints Odds & Free Picks

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Ian Cameron

Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:46 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 8:46 PM UTC

Seahawks will be visiting Saints on Sunday. Sports handicapper Ian Cameron is ready to tell you what to expect in this game as he provides his play of the week for NFL week 8 action. 


NFL POW Record: 5-2 71%Seattle Seahawks vs New Orleans Saints

We have two capable offenses going up against two vulnerable defenses in a game that should feature points in bunches between the Seahawks and Saints at the Superdome on Sunday. Seattle’s defense is a top-tier defense but I don’t expect them to play like a top tier defense in this game. The Seahawks stop unit was forced to be on the field for upwards of 90 plays against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday night in that 6-6 defensive overtime slugfest playing a full five quarters and being out on the field for a large majority of that game which was a physical, intense game throughout. Seattle must travel from the Pacific Northwest all the way to New Orleans for a second straight road game. This is a tough turnaround for a banged up and tired defense off last week’s game so I expect New Orleans to have their share of success offensively moving the football and putting up points in this game. 

However, the New Orleans defense is very likely to struggle once again here like they have all season long. The Saints have allowed 27+ points in all but one game this season and they are dealing with multiple injuries at LB and as many as 5 players injured and unlikely to play in their secondary and it certainly should open the door for Seattle’s offense and QB Russell Wilson to have a big day against a bottom tier and injury-riddled New Orleans defense. New Orleans is 3-0 to the Over in their previous home games this season with those games reaching 69, 77 and 79 points scored. Every Saints game prior to this one had a total in the 50’s and this one at 48 is too low given the Seattle defensive issues heading into this game. I expect a high scoring affair sending this game Over the total and that will be my NFL Week 8 pick of the week.

 Free NFL Picks: Over 48 -110Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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