New Orleans Saints vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 11/29/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 12
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver +5.5
Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos (4-6) play the New Orleans Saints (8-2) at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, November 29, 2020. New Orleans opens this matchup as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 49.5.
The New Orleans Saints come into this game with a record of 8-2 this year. In their last game they took on the Atlanta Falcons and won 24-9. Taysom Hill went 18/23 with 233 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Hill paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he ran for 2 touchdowns for the contest. He ran for a total of 51 yards on 10 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.1 yards per run. Michael Thomas led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 104 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 11.6 yards per reception during the game. The New Orleans Saints ended up rushing 36 times and added 168 yards which earned them an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they totaled 62 plays which added up to 378 yards. For the game, the Saints got 24 1st downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 35 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, New Orleans gave up 19 completions on 37 tries for a total of 196 yards, and a completion percentage of 51.0%. On the ground, the Saints gave up 52 yards on 14 carries which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 248 yards and forced 2 takeaways.
In terms of scoring, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 29.5 PPG. As a team they average 125.5 yards on the ground ranking this team at 8th in the NFL. The Saints currently have 3,736 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, New Orleans has compiled 18 passing touchdowns and 15 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to passing yardage, the Saints have allowed 2,279 yards which has them ranked 11th in the National Football League. During this campaign, they have yielded 302.2 yards/game which ranks them 3rd in the NFL. The Saints are ranked 8th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 22.2 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush and 74.3 yards on the ground per contest this year. In their 10 games, they have given up 227.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.6%. In total, they have conceded 743 yards via the running game in 10 outings.
The Broncos head into this matchup 4-6 this year. In their last game they played the Miami Dolphins and ended up getting the win by a score of 20-13. Melvin Gordon III paced the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 25 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 84 yards via 15 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.6 yards per carry. Tim Patrick was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 119 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 23.8 yards per catch in the game. Drew Lock went 18/30 with 270 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Denver Broncos ran the ball 33 times and generated 189 yards which gave them an average of 5.7 yards per rush. On the day, the Broncos racked up 19 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 70 yards. In the game, they ran 63 plays for a total of 459 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Denver conceded 23 catches on 38 throws totaling 167 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. For the game, they allowed 223 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Broncos conceded 56 yards on 17 tries which is an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed.
When discussing this team's ability to score points, the Broncos currently sit 27th out of all teams in the NFL averaging 20.6 PPG. During the season so far, the Broncos currently sit at 2,317 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 231.7 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 21st out of all NFL teams. They are averaging 114.8 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,148 yards for the season. The Denver Broncos maintain an average of 346.5 yards per game which is good for 22nd in the NFL. The Broncos rank 21st in the league in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 26.7 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per rush and 121.5 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,215 rushing yards through 10 games. Concerning passing yardage, the Broncos have conceded 2,248 yards which has them ranked 9th in the NFL. In their 10 games played, they have conceded 224.8 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 65.8%. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 346.3 yards/game which has them sitting 13th in football.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos +5.5
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