Kick off time from New England is set for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national tape delayed television coverage provided by the NFL Network at 3PM Eastern Time on Saturday.
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The betting odds opened up in this NFL preseason game with the home team New England Patriots lined as a -2 ½ point favorite with the total set at 40 points.
Money early from the betting public has landed on the home squad as New England is now favored by -3 points. The total has moved down a notch to a current number of 39 ½ points.
New England Patriots money line odds are set at -170 odds with the New Orleans Saints return on a money line wager is at +150 odds to pull off the road win straight up without taking the points.
This will be the Saints second preseason game as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 as a -3 point favorite in Sunday’s NFL Hall of Fame game. The total went under 37 points. New Orleans was able to move the ball on the Arizona defense as the club gained 375 offensive yards. Drew Brees played on series and hit on 4 of 5 passes for 41 yards. Second string quarterback Chase Daniel had a solid performance hitting on 15 of 20 passes for 203 yards with a touchdown and pick. Third string Sean Canfield out of Oregon St saw work and passed for 66 yards completing 7 of 13 passes. Defensively New Orleans allowed 301 yards of offense to Arizona in the win.
The New England Patriots will return Tom Brady under center as the team’s starter. The club is carrying three quarterbacks total in camp. Brady’s backup is Brian Hoyer who completed over 62% of his passes in limited duty with New England in his career. Second year pro Ryan Mallet out of Arkansas is the third string QB and should see some action on Thursday. The running back rotation for New England all seen work with the club. Number one of the depth chart is Stevan Ridley in his second year out of LSU. Danny Woodhead and Shane Vereen will see work in the backfield for New England this season.
NFL Trend: New England Patriots are 8-1-3 ATS in their past 12 NFL preseason games.
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