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New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Odds for 2010

NFL News - August 1st, 2009 - Written by Ryan Smith

The New Orleans Saints finished the 2009 season with a sub par record of 8-8, placing them last in the NFC south division at the end of the year. The Saints lost running back Reggie Bush, for a couple of weeks during the second half of the season last year, and many contribute this as the reason, the Saints fell short of the playoffs yet again. It's hard to imagine a team that finished with one of the top offenses in almost every category, could not make the playoffs. That goes to show you how much it pays to play defense in the National Football League.

The Saints believe it or not are the highest favored team to win the super Bowl out of all 4 teams in the NFC south at 20 to 1 odds. The Buccaneers come in to the season with crazy 100:1 odds to win the Super Bowl, followed by the Atlanta falcons at 25:1 and the Carolina Panthers who won the division last year are at 25:1 also. The Saints have great odds to win for a team that can't play defense.

The Saints finished last season 1st in the league in passing yards at 311.1 yards per game, 1st in the league in points scored per game at 28.9 points per game, and 1st in total yards per game at 410.7 yards per game. The Saints did not add much to to the team besides a couple of draft picks during the off season, and are going to rely heavily on the arm of Drew Brees to carry them to the post season. Brees has the ability to carry the Saints team to the post season, but if they want to make it to the post season they must learn to play some kind of defense.

The New Orleans Saints defense finished the 2009 season with a poor effort. Giving up 24.6 points per game ranking 26th in the league and 339.5 yards per game ranking 23rd amongst all 32 football teams. That 20:1 odds that Bodog and BetED have the Saints at, will go down the drain fast if they can't find a way to play defense. Defense wins championships and the Saints will have to start stacking up talent on the defensive end of the football if they think they can win the Super Bowl in 2009. Look for the Saints to play better in 2010 but not to make a splash in the playoffs.

*1/18/2010 Update*
Coming off their impressive win against the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional round of the 2009 NFL Playoffs, the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Odds have improved to 2 to 1. While the Saints aren't the favorite, they are close, and anything can happen. Odds courtesy of Beted Sportsbook.

*1/25/2010 Update*
After beating the Minnesota Vikings in overtime, the Saints are now in their first Super Bowl ever. Thus, an underdog status against the seasoned Indianapolis Colts comes with the territory. They have +175 odds to win the championship on BetED, up from +170 a week ago. New Orleans has the league's top-scoring offense throughout the course of the year, but will have to survive another shoot-out against Peyton Manning. No lead will be too big in this one.

*2/8/2010 Update*
Congratulations to the New Orleans Saints for defeating the Indianapolis Colts, 31 to 17. Drew Brees played very well, and the defense stepped up as well. Coming into Super Bowl XLIV the Saints were 4 to 5 point underdogs. While action was slow early, but New Orleans stole the surge of momentum going into the second half with the recovered on-side kick. When all was said and done, Drew Brees was the Super Bowl MVP, and bettors who took the Saints, before the start of the season, cashed in at 20 to 1 odds. Odds have already been released on Super Bowl XLV. Surprisingly, the Saints are not favored to win. Oddsmakers have the Saints odds at 9 to 1, behind the Chargers at 8 to 1, and the league leading Colts at 7 to 1.

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