New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Prediction, 11/21/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 11
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (-1.5)
Lincoln Financial Field is the location where the Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) will play the New Orleans Saints (5-4) on Sunday. New Orleans opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 43.5.
The New Orleans Saints head into this game 5-4 for this season. In their last contest, the Saints faced the Titans and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 23-21. Trevor Siemian finished 19/34 with 298 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 104.8 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. Deonte Harris held an average of 28.0 yds per catch by accumulating 84 yds on 3 catches. Mark Ingram was the rushing leader for the Saints with 14 attempts for 47 yards (3.4 yards per carry). On the day, they had 61 plays which converted into 373 yds. The New Orleans Saints rushed the ball a total of 21 different times and accrued 86 yds, which earned them an average of 4.1 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Saints gave up 66 yards on 29 attempts, which is 2.3 yards per run allowed. New Orleans allowed 19 pass completions on 27 tries for a total of 198 yds, and a completion rate of 70.4%.
The Saints have earned 2,890 yards in total over the course of this year. New Orleans has tallied 99 first downs as an offense, and they have committed 58 infractions for 485 yards. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, New Orleans has amassed 19 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 8 times (4 picks and 4 fumbles lost). Offensively they're maintaining an average of 118.9 yards on the ground which is 12th in the NFL. When talking about getting in the endzone, the New Orleans Saints have an average of 24.7 points per contest.
In terms of passing yardage, the Saints have given up 2,384 yards which puts them in 23rd in the league. They have conceded 264.9 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.4%. In total, they have allowed 337.8 yards per contest which has them sitting 10th in football. They have surrendered 13 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.1 yards per tote and 72.9 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 656 rushing yards through 9 games. The Saints rank 7th in the league when it comes to team defense, giving up 19.8 PPG.
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The Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 4-6 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Eagles got the win with a final of 30-13 against the Broncos. Jordan Howard carried the rock 12 times for 83 yds, finishing the game with 6.9 yards per attempt for Philadelphia. DeVonta Smith was the best receiver for the Eagles, snagging 4 balls for 66 yards (16.5 yards per catch). Jalen Hurts (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 178 yards on 16/23 through the air while his QB rate was 103.2. He threw 1 pick and his avg yards per attempt was 7.74 yards. Philadelphia gave up 18 run attempts for 96 yds (5.3 yards per carry). The Eagles secondary allowed a completion percentage of 61.1%, relinquishing 212 yards on 22 out of 36 passing. The Eagles finished with 386 yds and they ran 64 plays (6.0 yds per play). Philadelphia ran for 5.4 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 214 yds on 40 attempts.
Regarding how much they score, the Eagles rank 11th out of all teams in football averaging 25.7 PPG. For the season so far, the Eagles have a total of 2,058 passing yards as well as an average of 205.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th out of all NFL teams. They hold an average of 144.3 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,443 yards for the year. The Philadelphia Eagles maintain an average of 350.1 yards per game which is good for 16th in the league. The Philadelphia offense has totaled 548 penalty yards on 70 violations, which has them sitting 3rd in the NFL in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 5 interceptions while conceding 3 fumbles and they have obtained 98 1st downs.
Philadelphia has surrendered a total of 1,173 yards via the ground game (117.3 yards/game) in addition to 11 touchdowns via the rush for the year. They have allowed 16 touchdowns from the passing game and 233.3 yards per contest, which has them sitting 13th in football. They have compiled 9 takeaways (3 fumbles recovered and 6 picks) this season. This year, they have surrendered 231 points in total. The Eagles defense taken the field for 650 plays, which is good for 29th in the league. The Eagles are giving up 23.1 points per game, which has them sitting 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Saints +1.5
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