New Orleans Saints

Established on November 1st, 1966 on the Catholic Holiday All-Saints Day, the New Orleans Saints are currently one of the best teams in the NFL and come into the 2019 season with another legitimate shot at the Super Bowl.

With a truly legendary head coach and QB combo in Sean Payton and Drew Brees, expectations are definitely high.

In addition to a rabid fan following, the Saints are a favorite with sports gamblers too. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at New Orleans NFL squad with an eye to betting stats, tips, and strategies. This is a great resource for people looking to learn more about the team and especially how to profitably bet on them.

This team guide will explore such topics as:

  • What to expect from the Saints in a tough NFC South division
  • Betting strategy and tips for winning with the Saints in 2019
  • An FAQ that touches on both team stats and franchise information.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints Team History

The New Orleans Saints organization played its first game in 1967. They’ve won one Super Bowl, one conference championship, seven division titles, and made 12 playoff appearances. In 2006 the Saints hired head coach Sean Payton and signed QB Drew Brees which was the start of a steep upward climb for the squad.

Since that addition, the Saints brought home the franchise’s first and so far only Super Bowl championship in 2009 and have managed to qualify for the postseason seven times. The most recognizable names in franchise history include Deuce McAllister, Jimmy Graham, Mark Ingram, and Drew Brees. 

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New Orleans Saints FAQs

How much are the New Orleans Saints worth?

During the 2017 season, the Saints organization generated $413 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.1 billion.

Who owns the New Orleans Saints?

The Saints are owned by Gayle Benson.

When did the New Orleans Saints become a team?

The organization played its first season in 1967.

Have the New Orleans Saints Won a Super Bowl?

Yes, the Saints have won a Super Bowl.

What stadium and city do the New Orleans Saints play in?

Since 2006, the Saints have played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Where do the Saints have training camp?

The club holds training camp at The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

What is the New Orleans Saints mascot?

Gumbo is the official mascot of the New Orleans Saints.

What are the New Orleans Saints team colors?

The Saints wear old gold, black, and white.

New Orleans Saints Player Highlights

All-Time Team Leaders

Games playedDrew Brees
(2006-2018)
205
Passing YardsDrew Brees62,089
Passing TDsDrew Brees440
Receiving YardsMarques Colston9,759
Receiving TDsMarques Colston72
Rushing YardsDeuce McAllister6,096
Rushing TDsMark Ingram50
SacksRickey Jackson115
InterceptionsDave Waymer37
Points Scored (Kicker)Morten Anderson1,318

Tips for Betting on New Orleans Saints in 2019

The New Orleans Saints might have been the best team in the NFL last season. To put it in perspective, consider these stats:

  • They were the third highest-scoring team in the league with an impressive 10-game winning streak
  • The Saints won the NFC South and secured the number one seed in the NFC.
  • They defeated the defending Super Bowl champs in the divisional round and had five players named to the pro bowl.

Yet, despite all of their success, their season will best be remembered for the pass interference call that wasn’t, which subsequently ended their season in the NFC championship game. Luckily for the Saints, the core of their team returns for another crack at the Lombardi Trophy as the franchise tries to eke out one more Super Bowl title in the Drew Brees-Sean Payton era.

The Saints head into 2019 as one of a handful of legitimate Super Bowl contenders but should expect to face more competition from within the division following a surprisingly down year for the NFC South.

The Saints were one of the streakiest teams in the entire NFL last season. From weeks 3-12, the Saints covered the spread in every single game. During the rest of the year, which included two postseason games, the Saints only covered the spread once. Furthermore, the Saints went five weeks in a row where they failed to hit the over and also didn’t come particularly close to hitting the over in either of their playoff games.

During the offseason, New Orleans said goodbye to longtime RB Mark Ingram and replaced him with former Raiders and Vikings tailback Latavius Murray. Ingram is the franchise’s all-time leader in rushing TDs but saw his role decrease the last two years with the addition of pro bowl RB Alvin Kamara.

Here are some valuable stats for sports gamblers thinking about wagering on the Saints this year:

  • The Saints were above average vs. the spread last season, going 10-8-0, finishing the year with a 55.6 cover percentage.
  • The Saints 7-9-0 on the over in 2018 when it came to point totals.
  • No team faces a tougher start to the season than the Saints. They open on Monday night at home vs. the Texans, before traveling to the west coast on a short week to play the Rams on Sunday night.
  • They stay in the pacific time zone to play in a tough Seahawks team in week three, before heading back home to face the reigning NFC East champions, Dallas Cowboys, in week four. All four of these teams made the playoffs last year, with three of them winning their division.

Start Betting on the New Orleans Saints Now

For local Saints fans who want to bet on the games, things are not looking good. Despite offering legal casino gambling options, Louisiana hasn’t made much progress towards legalizing sports betting.

There are a few pieces of legislation floating around but experts don’t expect any real movement on the issue until at least 2020.

In brighter news, Louisiana did approve daily fantasy sports betting in many areas of the state and are currently working to put the regulatory framework in place to start accepting real money bets soon.

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