The New Orleans Saints suffered through an unenviable off-season with both bounty gate and protracted contract negotiations with Drew Brees hanging over the franchise since its playoff loss to the 49ers. The one will, of course, have season long affects as Head Coach Sean Payton and linebacker Jonathan Vilma are suspended for the entire year; however, the team did come to terms with Brees on a long term deal, giving it a chance to move past its recent issues sooner rather than later. The latest New Orleans Saints 2012 NFL Predictions and Super Bowl Odds at Sportsbook.ag would suggest the franchise will, indeed, overcome the past five months.
While not a favorite to win the NFC Championship or the Lombardi Trophy, the Saints, who are drawing 10/1 odds for the former and 20/1 for the latter, are at least considered a potential championship candidate.
The offense, which is still loaded with play makers, will, once again, drive the bus as it looks to overcome a defense that allowed almost 370 yards per game a season ago. New Orleans ranked first and second in yards and points per game last year, respectively, and with Brees happy and healthy, it should post similar numbers in 2012.
Sportsbook.ag, based upon the 9.5 game season win total it set for the Saints, at least has some belief in the team’s ability to outscore its opposition. The offshore book does not appear as confident in the team as Vegas based odds maker Cantor Gaming, though. Cantor, which issued points spreads for the entire 2012 NFL regular season schedule save week 17, has New Orleans favored in 11 of 15 games.
New Orleans Saints 2012 NFL Regular Season Schedule and Point Spreads: Provided by Cantor Gaming
Week #1 Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints (-9.5)
Week #2 New Orleans Saints (-2.5) at Carolina Panthers
Week #3 Kansas City Chiefs at New Orleans Saints (-7)
Week #4 New Orleans Saints (+7) at Green Bay Packers
Week #5 San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints (-4)
Week #6 BYE
Week #7 New Orleans Saints (-4) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week #8 New Orleans Saints (+2.5) at Denver Broncos
Week #9 Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints (-2.5)
Week #10 Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (-5.5)
Week #11 New Orleans Saints (-3) at Oakland Raiders
Week #12 San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (-3.5)
Week #13 New Orleans Saints (+2.5) at Atlanta Falcons
Week #14 New Orleans Saints (+2.5) at New York Giants
Week #15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (-10)
Week #16 New Orleans Saints (-1) at Dallas Cowboys
Week #17 Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (No Line Posted)
New Orleans Saints 2012 NFL Predictions and Super Bowl Odds:
Odds to Win 2013 Super Bowl XLVII +2000 ($100 to win $2000)
Odds to Win 2013 NFC Championship +1000 ($100 to win $1000)
Odds to Win NFC North +125 ($100 to win $125)
Regular Season Win Total: Over 9.5 wins (-115), Under 9.5 wins (-115)
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