The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins on Saturday with what is expected to be a high scoring game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints. The Cardinals won the highest scoring playoff game in NFL betting history last week as they defeated Green Bay 51-45 in overtime. Arizona might need to score a lot of points again as they face the New Orleans Saints on Saturday since the Saints had the best offense in the NFL this season.
New Orleans is a 7-point favorite with a total of 57 at SBG Global.
It will be a matchup of great quarterbacks on Saturday as Kurt Warner leads the Cardinals while Drew Brees leads New Orleans. Warner threw for 379 yards and five touchdowns in last week’s win. Warner has had great success in the playoffs in this career as his teams are 9-3. The Cardinals will probably need Warner to have another big game against a New Orleans team that scored 45 points or more in four games this year. The Saints rested their starters in the last regular season game so they come into this game at pretty much full strength. “We know how to play at a high level offensively,” Brees said. “The opportunity to get guys healthy – that was huge. We’ve been banged up at times throughout the season.”
Arizona’s defense was awful last week and New Orleans didn’t play well defensively for much of the season as they were 25th in the league. The Saints could have difficulty slowing down Arizona’s passing attack and even their running game. Beanie Wells could have a field day against a Saints defense that allowed 166.3 yards per game on the on the ground over the last three weeks.
Arizona and New Orleans have never met in the playoffs. The last time they met in the nfl betting regular season was in December of 2007 as the Saints won 31-24 at the Superdome. The Cardinals are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff games. The Cardinals are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings against New Orleans.
The Saints are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in January.
The Over is 5-1 in the Cardinals last 6 playoff games. The Under is 5-2 in the Cardinals last 7 road games. The Under is 4-0 in the Saints last 4 home games.