|New Orleans Saints: 2014 Super Bowl Odds|
|Written by Marc Rosenberg|
|Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:23|
The New Orleans Saints had a mediocre year by most accounts going 2-5 to start and 5-4 to end the season for a 7-9 overall record. Despite being the top ranked team in passing yards, the Saints failed to make the playoffs as head coach Sean Payton was forced to watch the game away from the sidelines due to the "bountygate" scandal. That was last year though as coach is back along with QB Drew Brees and one of the most dangerous deep threat offenses in the league. Bookmakers in Vegas however aren't quite so sure New Orleans will be as potent as most handicappers think offering a profitable 18/1 in 2014 Super Bowl to win.
NFC conference futures have listed the Saints as 10/1 favorites while winning the NFC South division would payout +160 on a $100 wager. Regular season win totals for New Orleans have been set at 9 OVER -150 with the UNDER returning +120. Drew Brees returns behind center after throwing 5,177-yards for 43-touchdowns last season and is expected to have somewhat of a similiar season favored at 10/1 to win the NFL MVP award. The Saints backup quarterback will be Luke McCown as Seneca Wallace was released from the team this preseason. For New Orleans to hit the bookie at a price of 18/1 in 2014 Super Bowl odds to win; the offense will need to have the same deep threat mentality which converts into points. WR Marques Colston looks to better last year's impressive mark of 1,154-yards but only had 10-touchdowns.
WR Lance Moore also hauled in 1,041-yards on just 65-receptions but similiar to Colston, only found the endzone for 6-touchdowns. The running did little to help the offense ranking 25th in the league with an average of 98.6-yards per game. RB Mark Ingram led the team in rushing with 602-yards for 5-touchdowns but word out of New Orleans camp is to expect more distribution this season to Pierre Thomas (473-yards, 1-touchdown) and Darren Sproles (244-yards, 1-TD). The defense has looked up to par during the pre-seasonbut will have much to overcome since finishing last season in the bottom of the league for allowing opponants 292.6-passing and 147.6-rushing yards per game. The Saints will start week 1 of the regular season as 18/1 longshots in 2014 Super Bowl odds to win when they host the Atlanta Falcons on September 8th before traveling down south to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 15th.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 00:24|