What to Know: The Saints came within a questionable official’s call from going to the Super Bowl last season. New Orleans had the best regular season of any team, but lost the lead and eventually lost in overtime to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. Age is catching up to the team in some areas, but they’re looking to get to one more game next season.
Best Players: Quarterback Drew Brees is 40 years old, but is coming off one of his best seasons. You have to wonder how long he can keep it going. Wide receiver Michael Thompson has become the team’s top target and one of the better players in the league at his position. Running back Alvin Kamara is also excellent both in the running game and the passing game.
How to Bet: Check the lines, but the Saints may be too big a favorite early in the year and you may do well to take the points and bet against them. They are also always a good over bet. Last year 12 of their 16 games went over.