Sunday, November 13, 2016
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The Denver Broncos travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to play the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48. The Broncos are 6-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-4-0. The Saints have an over/under record of 5-3-0 and they are 5-2-1 against the spread.
Trevor Siemian finished with 283 yards through the air for Denver last week. He completed 18 passes out of 37 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by Devontae Booker, who finished with 22 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 2 yards per carry. Demaryius Thomas was the team leader in receiving with a total of 56 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Denver got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 1 came on the ground while 9 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 299 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 33 yards on 12 attempts.
Drew Brees finished with 323 yards passing for New Orleans last week. He went 28 for 39, resulting in a 72% completion percentage. The Saints were led on the ground by Mark Ingram, who finished with 158 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 11 yards per rush. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving with 73 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. New Orleans had 29 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 82 total plays for 571 yards for the contest. The Saints ran for 248 yards on 42 carries as a team.
Denver scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 13th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 34 attempts for a 62% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 227 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 26th in the league. The Broncos run for an average of 97 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 323 yards per game, ranking their offense 28th overall this season. The Broncos average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They accumulate 66.3 penalty yards per game via 7.9 penalties, which ranks 12th in the league.
Denver allows 183 passing yards per game, ranking 1st, and they allow 18 points per contest on defense, which ranks 7th. They give up 19 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54%. The Broncos allow 129 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 29th in the NFL. Denver allows 312 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 4th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 61.6 yards per game, ranking them 12th among NFL teams.
New Orleans averages 30 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 2nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 30 passes per game on 43 attempts for a 70% completion percentage. They throw for 326 yards through the air per game, ranking them 1st. The Saints run for an average of 108 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 15th on the ground. They also run 71 plays per game and average 6.1 yards per play for a total of 435 yards per game, ranking them 1st in the league on offense. The Saints get an average of 25 first downs per game, which ranks 1st. They average 61.1 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 18th in the NFL.
New Orleans allows an average of 300 passing yards per game, which ranks 32nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 30 points per contest, which has them ranked 30th. They give up 24 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Saints allow 109 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 20th in the NFL. New Orleans allows 409 total yards per game for an average of 6.4 yards per play, which ranks 30th in the league. They force 6.9 penalties for 60.2 yards in each contest, ranking 18th.
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 6-3-0 this season
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 5-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/07/16 CB Aqib Talib Back doubtful Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/07/16 DE Derek Wolfe Elbow doubtful Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/06/16 CB Kayvon Webster Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/27/16 RB C.J. Anderson Knee IR
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
11/08/16 LB James Laurinaitis Quad IR
11/06/16 RB Daniel Lasco Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/06/16 LB Dannell Ellerbe Quad "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/06/16 T Terron Armstead Leg injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
11/06/16 WR Tommylee Lewis Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/12/16 DB Erik Harris ACL IR
09/29/16 DE Obum Gwacham Undisclosed IR
09/22/16 CB P.J. Williams Concussion IR
09/04/16 TE Michael Hoomanawanui Leg IR
08/31/16 CB Damian Swann Abdominal IR
08/31/16 LB Hau'oli Kikaha Knee PUP
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -2
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