Teams looking to recapture past glory meet when the New Orleans Saints battle the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night Football. The Saints have won just one Super Bowl in their 54-year history. The Raiders, meanwhile, have three Super Bowl championships, but none since 1983. New Orleans has made the playoffs the past three seasons, while Las Vegas last made the postseason in 2016. The game from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is slated to start at 8:15 p.m. ET.
New Orleans, which will be without star receiver Michael Thomas (ankle), is a four-point favorite in the latest Saints vs. Raiders odds from William Hill, while the over-under is 47.5, down one point from Monday morning. Before locking in any Raiders vs. Saints picks, make sure you see the latest Monday Night Football predictions from SportsLine's proven projection model.
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- Saints vs. Raiders spread: Saints -4
- Saints vs. Raiders over-under: 47.5 points
- Saints vs. Raiders money line: Saints -210, Raiders +180
- NO: LB Demario Davis had six tackles and one sack against the Buccaneers in Week 1
- LV: Covered as three-point favorites at Carolina last week
Why the Saints can cover
New Orleans had a solid defense in 2019, ranking 11th overall in yards allowed at 333.1 per game. Demario Davis was a major reason for that success, as he led the Saints with 111 tackles, with four sacks for 37 yards. He also recorded 11.5 tackles for loss, 12 pass breakups and one interception. Davis, in his ninth season, is starting his third year with New Orleans.
Also off to a fast start is cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who had nine tackles and a 36-yard interception for a touchdown against the Buccaneers' Tom Brady in Week 1. Jenkins leads all active players with eight career pick-sixes.
In 116 career games, he has 477 tackles with two sacks, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He has 24 interceptions.
Why the Raiders can cover
Las Vegas bolstered its wide receiving corps in the offseason with the addition of Nelson Agholor. He had a touchdown reception last week in his Raiders debut and will aim for his third straight game with a TD reception against an NFC South opponent. Agholor, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles for his first five seasons, has played in 72 career games. He has 225 receptions for 2,538 yards (11.3 average) and 19 touchdowns.
Defensively, defensive end Maxx Crosby has been a beast in home games and recorded five sacks and a forced fumble over the past three games at home. In 17 career games, all with the Raiders, Crosby has 49 tackles, including 36 solo, with 10 sacks and four forced fumbles. He also has four pass breakups and 11 stuffs for 33 yards.
How to make Saints vs. Raiders picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total. In fact, it says Brees will throw for two touchdowns and more than 250 yards, while Carr will throw for nearly 240 yards and matches Brees with two TD passes. It also says one side of the spread cashes in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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