Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: New Orleans Saints Predicted to Win
As the NFL 2021-22 season enters Week 5, Washington Football Team will be welcoming New Orleans Saints at the FedExField this week.
Washington snatched a late 34-30 win over Atlanta Falcons in the last match while the Saints lost to New York Giants 27-21 in overtime.
Both the teams have won 2 games and lost 2 games this season. However, Washington is 2nd in NFC East standings while New Orleans Saints is 3rd in NFC South.
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds
|||Washington Football Team||New Orleans Saints||Predicted Winner|
|Opening||Moneyline: +103||Moneyline: -123||New Orleans Saints|
|Betway||Moneyline: +110||Moneyline: -130||New Orleans Saints|
|Intertops||Moneyline: +110||Moneyline: -130||New Orleans Saints|
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Both the teams were expected to fulfill their potential this season but they haven’t been consistent since the start of this season.
Washington has all the elements to be defensively superior but they are far from behind as they are giving up 31.5 points per game in this campaign. They are also currently 1-3 against the spread.
Fabian Moreau hasn’t been a regular for Washington. He was involved in 100 snaps in 2020 but to everyone’s surprise, he wasn’t included in the 2021 roster.
Following his major interception which led to their win against Philadelphia, he was again involved against the Falcons. Jon Bostic’s failure was Moreau’s gain. He pulled back JD McKissic forcing a punt.
Despite not being a supporter’s favorite Bostic has managed to keep his place in the starting lineup. He doesn’t seem to be utilized efficiently in the 4-3 system. Rather he would be a brilliant fit in the 3-4 defence.
Bostic is not very big in size and doesn’t have the pace to match up but he is a tricky player and has been using his skills very effectively.
Washington played a gamble by introducing Jamin Davis but the gamble hasn’t paid off. His induction might give the team a fruitful result in the future but he is clearly not the ideal candidate for the big games.
New Orleans must work on their offense. Jameis Winston did manage to provide some early push to the offense but it hasn’t clicked since then. Daniel Jone which led to their defeat in the last match. They surrendered 400 yards to They are standing 2-2 against the spread and need to flex their muscle against a mighty Washington.
Prior to their loss against New York, the Saints had a very decent record in October. After 2016 October they hadn’t lost 15 matches in this specific month and now their October jinx has been broken.
They also have a considerably good defensive setup. They have allowed only 3.11 yards per play on average and are ranked third when it comes to interceptions.
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: Team News
Off the field, the New Orleans owner has taken steps to ensure the team remains in the city after her death. Gayle Benson, the current owner of the franchise inherited the team after the death of her husband.
Tom Benson splashed a whopping $70 million when he decided to buy the NFL team back in 1985. its valuation has skyrocketed since then and the team is believed to have a valuation of almost $3 billion.
The team would only be sold to an interested party who would not relocate it to any other city. And further on if they decide to sell the team in the future all the proceedings will be used for the benefit of the city. NFL has already given its approval on these terms according to reports.
“I can’t take it with me. God gives us gifts, and this is a gift. I am a steward for this. And we help other people with it. My wish is to scatter all the good and gifts that God and Tom have given me to this city and community.”
I want to make sure that we keep the teams here. I want them to stay in New Orleans forever.”
Washington Football Team on the other hand recently got marred by an off-field controversy when Federal officials raided the practice facility according to various reports. The team has put head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion on administrative leave immediately after the incident. This is his second season with WFT after joining them in 2020.
Coach Ron Rivera didn’t comment on the issue.
“We’re just going to stick with that for right now. “I’m not going to comment how I personally feel about what’s going on. That would go beyond what I need to say.”
It remains to be seen whether this affects the team performance in the upcoming match or not.
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: Match Facts
It’s going to be a battle between Washington’s defense vs New Orleans’ offense. Winston hasn’t been consistent for the Saints but they still have a very exciting attacking setup.
Influential linebacker Bostic injured his pec while he was trying to tackle Falcon’s, Mike Davis. It has been feared that Bostic could be sidelined for the remaining part of the season and it could be a big blow to Washington.
Bostic’s injury means Jamin Davis, Khaleke Hudson, and Cole Holcomb need to take their chances to keep the juggernaut rolling.
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: Player to Watch Out
New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara: Despite their loss, Kamar was one of the outstanding players. He completed 26 rushing attempts and also recorded 4.6 yards per carry.
Jameis Winston: Winston completed a touchdown and also registered 226 passing yards.
Washington Football Team
Taylor Heinicke: Taylor registered 290 yards and three touchdowns in the last match.
Antonio Gibson: Antonio had 63 yards on 14 attempts.
New Orleans Saints vs Washington Giants Latest News
The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated Washington Football Team’s director of Sports medicine and head athletic trainer Ryan Vermillion for the possible distribution of prescription drugs according to various sources.
Earlier Federal agents raided Washington’s training facility and a nearby home on Friday afternoon. Washington sent Varmillion was immediately sent on administrative leave after the investigation started. He was with Carolina Panthers for 18 seasons before joining Washington in the last season.
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: Head to Head
Both the teams have faced each other 27 times so far. Washington is way ahead with 17 wins while New Orleans is behind with 10 wins.
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
Washington came from behind to win in Week 4 and will be returning home in Week 5 to face New Orleans Saints. Both the teams haven’t been impressive this season, however, Washington Football Team has the best defense in the NFL this year. Therefore, this game can be expected to be a low-scoring game.
The Saints’ offensive lineup is better as compared to that of Washington. Despite playing a host, Washington may not be able to register a win this Sunday night. As per FiveThirtyEight.com, Saints have a 60% win probability while ESPN gives Saints a 58.6% chance of win.
Saints vs Washington Prediction and Odds: Match Details
Washington Football Team vs New Orleans Saints
Scheduled Date and Time: Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1 p.m. EST
Host Team: Washington Football Team at FedEx Field