The New Orleans Saints win total opened at 9, and I like the under. Here’s why.
First off, 9 seems a little high to me considering they weren’t too hot last year, they have a weak defense, and they lost Jimmy Graham.
After looking at the schedule I estimate they will have the following losses:
@ Cardinals, @Panthers, Cowboys, @Eagles, @Colts, Giants, @Texans, Panthers, Lions, and @Falcons.
If somehow this was exactly correct, that would leave them with a 6-10 record at best. So even if they win 2 of the games above, the under of 9 is still a win. If they win 3 it’s a push. I believe they will go 8-8 at very best.
On top of all of this, the Saints are all around usually a public favorite, and I always like to fade the public if possible.
All things considered, the under of the Saints win total at 9 is one of my favorite current futures going into the season. Good luck.