Sporting better is getting more and more common, and the Saints, given their odds, are the “best value,” according to CBS Sports’ Jordan Dajani.
The New Orleans Saints have had two two-game losing streaks.
Without those, the Saints wouldn’t have lost a game this season. After a 1-2 start, the team went on a nine-game winning streak. With their most recent win over the Vikings, the team is starting to look more lethal than ever.
With Alvin Kamara finding his rhythm on the ground and the defense starting to get healthy and step up, there’s hope that the Saints will be able to get to their second Super Bowl of the Drew Brees era. That said, they may not go into the postseason as the No. 1 seed.
In fact, they may not even be among the top three teams that oddsmakers think will win the Super Bowl. As Dajani noted, William Hill lists the Saints with a low 1-in-8 chance at winning the Super Bowl.
Here’s an excerpt of what he wrote on their odds.
“The Saints defense has improved as the year has gone on as well, and while they have suffered through numerous recent misfortunes in the postseason, they seem like a team that has a chance to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LV,” he wrote.
Per Dajani, the Saints have +700 odds, yet their chance to win the Super Bowl is above 13 percent, making their value better than their odds. However, with the Chiefs as favorites to repeat, it’s tough to see the NFC-side winning.
The Saints also don’t have too many quality victories. They absolutely annihilated the Bucs once this season, but aside from that, they lost to the Chiefs and Packers, the two teams likely to secure the top seed in their respective division.
Despite both being close, the Saints must be better, and it’ll be on them to get over that hump. As it looks now, they’ll need to win two games to even get to the Packers, assuming Green Bay can also win it’s one or two games before the conference championship.
New Orleans certainly has the skill to make it happen, but we’ll have to wait and see if it’s a dream they can turn into a reality.