Round 2 of the NFL closes with a showdown between the defending Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles and the Super Bowl LIII favorites New Orleans Saints. The two will slug it out on Sunday January 13, 2019 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Eagles kept their title retention bid alive after a pulsating 16-15 win over the Chicago Bears in the NFC wild card game. Now the Eagles will have to go through the #1 seed in the conference – the well-rested New Orleans Saints.

Eagles Turned their Season Around

The Eagles were not supposed to be here in the first place after a disastrous start to their 2018-19 season. But after the Eagles were annihilated by the Saints 48-7 in Week 11, the Eagles turned their season around by winning five of their last six regular season games to sneak into the playoffs.

After leading the Eagles to their first ever Super Bowl victory last year, Foles found himself in familiar territory in Week 15: replacing an injured Carson Wentz. And just as he did last season, Foles weaved his magic and led the Eagles to three straight wins to close out the regular season. Then in the wild card game, Foles threw for 266 yards with two touchdowns to lead Philadelphia to an upset of the Chicago Bears. The win was Foles’ fourth without a loss in the postseason. The Eagles will need that Foles Magic again if they are to topple the top seeded Saints.

What’re the Odds?

Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints 1/13/19
Moneyline Odds: Eagles +315, Saints -375
Odds from betonline.ag as of 1/11/19


Saints Sputtered Down The Stretch

The New Orleans Saints opened their 2018-19 season with a eight point loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then they racked up 10 straight victories. However, the Saints sputtered down the stretch as they would lose two of their last five games straight up while going 1-4 ATS during that five game stretch. Despite that, the Saints would earn the #1 seed in the NFC and establish themselves as the top favorites ( +250 at betonline.ag )  to win Super Bowl LIII. New Orleans is also favored to take out the Eagles at -375.

Drew Brees carved an MVP-type season for himself by completing 74.4% of his passes for a total of 3,992 yards with 32 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. Brees’ number one target was Michael Thomas who made 125 catches for a total of 1,405 receiving yards with 9 touchdown passes caught. Alvin Kamara led the Saints on the ground with 883 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns while also catching a total of 709 yards and 4 touchdown passes.

Who Wins?

The Eagles are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games played. Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in their last six road games. The Saints are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games played. New Orleans is 4-1 SU in their last five home games. Head to head, the Saints are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games against the Eagles.

Nick Foles will go down as a legend in Philadelphia history no matter what happens on Sunday. He weaved his magic last season and he’s weaving it again as we head to the close of the divisional round playoffs. But while we’d love to see Foles win it all over again, I don’t think that’s happening  here.

First, the Saints aren’t just an offensive powerhouse, they also have a stout defense which is capable of stopping the Eagles  Second, the Eagles are more luck than good to be in this position. The Bears missed the potential game winning field goal when Cody Parkey’s 43-yard attempt hit the upright and missed its mark with five seconds left.

Betting Prediction

The Saints beat the Eagles 48-7 in their Week 11 matchup and there’s no reason to believe that the results will change on Sunday.

We’re picking the New Orleans Saints to beat the Philadelphia Eagles on 1/13/19

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Other Bets To Make

The Eagles are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games played. Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in their last six road games. The Saints are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games played. New Orleans is 3-2 ATS in their last five home games played. Head to head, the Saints are 2-1 ATS in their last two meetings.

What’re the Odds?

Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints 1/13/19
Spread Odds: Eagles +8 (-108), Saints -8 (-112)
Odds from betonline.ag as of 1/11/19


Betting Prediction

The Eagles are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven games played. However, the Saints are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games against the Eagles. The Saints are also 5-1 ATS in their last six January games and 25-6 at home when facing teams with a winning road record. Unlike the Bears, the Saints have too many offensive weapons and are too good offensively that the Eagles won’t be able to hang around.

Prediction: Saints -8

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The under is 6-3-1 in the Eagles’ last 10 games and 4-1-1 in Philadelphia’s last 10 games played. The total has gone under in six out of the last 10 games played by the Saints and New Orleans has seen the total go over in 3 out of the last five home games.

What’re the Odds?

Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints 1/13/19
Over/Under Odds: Over 51 -115, Under 51 -105
Odds from betonline.ag as of 1/11/19


Betting Prediction

The total has gone over in five out of the last seven home games played by the Saints with an average total score of 42.1 points per game. In the last four games between the Eagles and Saints, the under is 3-1 with an average combined score of 50.5 points per game. The trends point to the under.

Prediction: Under 51

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