Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/13/12
BetOnline’s public pounding the Saints minus the points versus the 49ers The NFL’s version of the Elite Eight is kicks-off Saturday afternoon as the New Orleans Saints visit the San Francisco 49ers as 3.5-point favorites. There is no hotter team to bet on in the NFL than the Saints; not only have they won their last nine games outright, but they covered the point spread in each of those nine games as well. No wonder about 70% of Saints-49ers bets at BetOnline are on the Drew Brees and the Saints. It’s easy to see why the betting public is bullish on the Saints. Not only have they covered and won nine straight, but they are absolutely thrashing their opponents. Only two of their last nine opponents were able to keep the game within single digits; the average margin of victory in those nine games was 17.1 points. During the regular season the Saints offense ranked first in the NFL in yardage (467.1) and second in scoring (34.2). And as potent as their offense has been all season, it is peaking
PLAYERS: Drew Brees
TEAMS: New Orleans Saints
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