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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:
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.
During the 2017 season, the Saints organization generated $413 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.1 billion.
The Saints are owned by Gayle Benson.
The organization played its first season in 1967.
Yes, the Saints have won a Super Bowl.
Since 2006, the Saints have played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The club holds training camp at The Greenbrier, located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
Gumbo is the official mascot of the New Orleans Saints.
The Saints wear old gold, black, and white.
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Drew Brees
|Passing Yards||Drew Brees||62,089|
|Passing TDs||Drew Brees||440|
|Receiving Yards||Marques Colston||9,759|
|Receiving TDs||Marques Colston||72|
|Rushing Yards||Deuce McAllister||6,096|
|Rushing TDs||Mark Ingram||50|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Morten Anderson||1,318|
The New Orleans Saints might have been the best team in the NFL last season. To put it in perspective, consider these stats:
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:
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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