Saints vs. Washington odds, picks, how to watch, live stream: Model reveals 2021 Week 5 NFL predictions, bets
The New Orleans Saints suffered a surprising 27-21 setback at home against the New York Giants last week. Now the Saints will look to avoid losing two straight when they travel to face the Washington Football Team on Sunday. Washington, meanwhile, will be looking to make it back-to-back wins after securing a thrilling come from behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Kickoff for Saints vs. Washington is set for 1 p.m. ET at FedExField. Caesars Sportsbook lists New Orleans as a 2.5-point favorite in the latest Washington vs. Saints odds, while the over-under for total points is 43.5. In select markets, Sunday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Saints vs. Washington
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For Saints vs. Washington, the model is backing the under (43.5) to hit with room to spare. New Orleans is averaging just 276.8 yards per game on offense in 2021, which ranks 28th in the league. Quarterback Jameis Winston has limited his mistakes, throwing just two interceptions this season. However, Winston has been held under 150 passing yards in three of four games. Running back Alvin Kamara has also been held in check this season, averaging just 3.8 yards per carry through the first four weeks.
Despite a lackluster offense, the Saints feature one of the league's top-ranked scoring defenses. In fact, New Orleans is giving up just 17.3 points per game this season, which ranks fifth in the NFL.
The model has also taken into account that the total has gone under in 10 of Washington's last 12 games played in October. In addition, the total has gone under in six of New Orleans' last seven games on the road. The model is projecting these two teams combine for 43 points on Sunday, which results in the total staying under the total in well over 50 percent of simulations.
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