New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills Week 10 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/12/2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
New Era Field
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The New Orleans Saints head to New Era Field to play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.5. The Saints are 6-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Bills are 5-2-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-4-0.
Valuable New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 6-2-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 5-2-1 against the spread
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
11/05/17 S Kenny Vaccaro Groin left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/05/17 S Rafael Bush Undisclosed is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/05/17 T Terron Armstead Chest injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/23/17 G Larry Warford Abdominal is out indefinitely
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
09/27/17 DT David Parry Ankle IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
11/05/17 TE Charles Clay Knee is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/05/17 CB E.J. Gaines Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/05/17 WR Zay Jones Knee is "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
11/03/17 RB Taiwan Jones Arm IR
10/15/17 S Colt Anderson Arm IR
09/07/17 QB T.J. Yates Concussion IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 221. They have run 511 plays this year for 3,140 yards, which ranks them 4th in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 6.1 yards per play, which is 3rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 166 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New Orleans has run for 982 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in the league. They've run 228 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 51 times for 445 yards so far this year, which has them 26th in the NFL in penalties. Drew Brees has passed for 2,214 yards this year. He's completed 197 throws while attempting 275 passes for a completion percentage of 71.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 105. He averages 11.2 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
New Orleans is 7th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 155. They have given up a total of 2,613 yards on D, which is 13th in the league. The Saints are 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 15th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 162 throws on 269 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 9th and 12th in the league. The New Orleans pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,684 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 197 attempts for 929 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. The Saints have had 52 penalties for 392 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32.2% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New Orleans is 23rd in the NFL in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 84 punt return yards and are averaging 5.6 yards per return, which is 27th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 17 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 350 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 19.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 5th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,630. The New Orleans Saints have tried 20 field goals this season and made 16, which is 15th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 80.0%. New Orleans Saints kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 23 for 25 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,300 yards on 27 punts, averaging 48.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 7th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills have run for 935 yards as a team, which ranks 14th in the NFL. They've run 250 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 60 times for 518 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. They are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 174. They have run 512 plays this season for 2,430 yards, which ranks them 27th in the league in total offense. The Bills average 4.7 yards per play, which is 28th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 142 1st downs this year, placing them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Tyrod Taylor averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 10.6 yards per completion. He has completed 154 passes on 236 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His quarterback rating is 95.8. He has thrown for 1,628 yards this season.
The Bills rush defense has allowed 202 attempts for 755 yards this year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. Buffalo has committed 52 penalties for 468 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32.6% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league. They are 4th in the league in points allowed on defense with 149. They have surrendered a total of 2,757 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills are ranked 18th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has given up 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 19th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 193 passes on 302 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, placing them 26th and 25th in the National Football League. The Bills pass defense has also given up a total of 2,002 yards through the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bills have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 16, which is 13th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88.9%. Buffalo kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 18 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,889 yards on 41 punts, averaging 46.1 yards per punt. That places them 14th in the NFL in punting average. Buffalo is ranked 25th in the league in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 133 punt return yards and average 9.5 yards per return, which is 12th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 40 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 204 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Bills average 22.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 27 yards this year. They are 30th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,900.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bills +1.5
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