Sunday’s bundle of Week 7 NFL games are officially in the books, meaning that fans are now turning their attention to an exciting Monday Night Football contest. This week’s game is a matchup between a pair of NFC teams as the New Orleans Saints (3-2) take on the Tennessee Titans (2-4). Both teams will be looking to improve their spots in the standings with a victory tonight, which should make for some entertaining football action.
There’s a lot to take account of before tonight’s Monday Night Football clash, so continue reading this guide for the betting odds heading into the matchup — with odds courtesy of BetOnline.
Saints vs Seahawks General Information and Statistics
Tonight’s game will be held at Lumen Field in Seattle, Washington, where the Seahawks currently have a home record of 0-2. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. EST and the contest itself can be viewed on ESPN and other streaming platforms around the world.
The Saints are currently averaging 25.4 points per game, which is the 12th-best average in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Seahawks are averaging 23.3 PPG — the 18th-best average. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 18.2 PPG (4th) while Seattle is surrendering 24.8 PPG (T-20th).
Monday Night Football: Saints vs Seahawks Odds
Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, October 25
- New Orleans Saints (3-2) vs Seattle Seahawks (2-4)
- Moneyline: Saints (-207) vs Seahawks (+177)
- Spread: Saints -4.0 (-110) vs Seahawks +4.0 (-110)
- Total: 41.5 — Over (-110), Under (-110)
- Head-to-Head: The Seahawks are 6-4 against the Saints in their last 10 matchups.
A complete list of odds and prop markets is available at BetOnline.ag.
Saints Coming Off Bye Week
The Saints will be the -207 favorites for Monday Night Football as they come off their bye week. The last time we saw New Orleans play was during a 33-22 victory over the Washington Football Team in Week 5, so the team will be looking to continue that momentum.
The good news for the Saints is that the Seahawks give up a lot of yards. In fact, Seattle is giving up 433.2 total yards per game — the largest average in the NFL. Alvin Kamara will likely need to play a bigger role with Taysom Hill (concussion) and Deonte Harris (hamstring) being out of the lineup. The 26-year-old running back has 109 touches on the year for 481 total yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns. The Saints are also going to need a big performance from Marquez Callaway, who has a 13-222-3 stat line on the season. He’s New Orleans’ final remaining starting wideout from Week 1 of the season, so a career performance would be appreciated.
If the Saints want a Monday Night Football victory, they also need to take advantage that Geno Smith is Seattle’s starting quarterback. He hasn’t been anything special in relief for Russell Wilson, however, the Saints are giving up 275.0 passing yards per game (T-24th). They’ll certainly need to tighten up against the backup who was sacked a whopping five times last week.
Monday Night Football: Seahawks Aim to End Losing Ways
Seattle enters Monday Night Football after losing four of its last five games. As mentioned before, Geno Smith will once again start under center for the Seahawks. While he did complete 71.9% of his passes last week, he only threw for 209 yards and a touchdown. The Saints secondary is beatable, so he could have a great day, but he’ll need some help from his weapons.
While DK Metcalf has been relatively consistent every week (31-441-5), the same can’t be said for Tyler Lockett. After accumulating nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns in his first two games, the seventh-year wide receiver has just 147 in the subsequent four without a score. Seattle will also be getting Rashaad Penny back from the injured reserve, which should provide some help for Alex Collins in the backfield.
The key to winning will likely be the Seahawks potentially shutting down the Saints offense. As mentioned before, outside of Callaway and Kamara, New Orleans is lacking its top offensive weapons. Jameis Winston has been held to under 150 passing yards three times this season, so stopping him isn’t impossible. Seattle’s defense is relatively healthy, so there shouldn’t be any excuses. It’s up to head coach Pete Carroll to convince his team that tonight could be the beginning of their season turning around.