The Pittsburgh Steelers return from their bye week to take on former division foe Andy Dalton and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 1 p.m. ET.
The Steelers come into this one as losers of six of their last seven, while the Saints are 3-6 after losing their Monday Night matchup against the Baltimore Ravens.
Continue reading below to see my New Orleans vs Pittsburgh best bets and predictions for Week 10.
Saints vs Steelers Odds
As of Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Saints are listed as 2.5-point favorites at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Over/Under is set at 41.5 points, which is a reflection of how poor the Pittsburgh offense has been this season.
Saints vs Steelers Implied Totals
Saints 22, Steelers 19.5
Oddsmakers have the Saints winning a close, low-scoring game by about a field goal on the road in Pittsburgh. 19.5 points is a total that the Steelers have only met three times this year.
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Saints vs Steelers Prediction
Saints 20, Steelers 17
One major positive that the Steelers have going their way is the prospective return of T.J. Watt. The reigning Defensive Player of the Year is finally due back after suffering an injury back in Week 1, and his presence should help boost a Pittsburgh defense that ranks 23rd in points allowed per game.
With that said, Watt can only do so much, and the offense is the larger concern for the Steelers. Pittsburgh is scoring a mere 15 points per game this season, and the play-calling from Matt Canada has been questionable at best.
On the other hand, the Saints rank eighth in scoring offense, with their most recent wins coming over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5 and the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 8. Andy Dalton has been surprisingly productive at quarterback, including a four-touchdown outing in Week 7.
With Watt back in the fold, Pittsburgh’s defense should begin to return to form and generate a handful of sacks and turnovers. It remains to be seen whether the more favorable field position helps this offense score the football, but I’m hesitant to fully believe in this unit.
Saints vs Steelers Bet Tips
Here are some Saints vs Steelers betting trends to consider before placing your bets:
- Pittsburgh is 3-4-1 against the spread, New Orleans is 3-6.
- Overs are a combined 8-9 for these two teams this season.
- The Saints are 9-7 all-time against the Steelers. Pittsburgh has not won since November 2006.
Saints vs Steelers Best Bets
Saints -2.5 (-110) at FanDuel Sportsbook
The Steelers are in rough shape right now. The offense is horrendous, and this Saints defense ranks well against the pass. Until Pittsburgh figures out how to score again, bettors should continue to fade them.
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Under 41.5 Points (-112) at FanDuel
The Saints are coming into this one on short rest, and the Steelers rank second-to-last in the NFL in points per game. The Under looks like the best play for this game, even at this relatively low total.
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