The New Orleans Saints take the field for the first time this season when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday in the first preseason game of the year.
There are only three preseason games this year due to the addition of an extra regular-season game and this is the first of three for New Orleans.
With the return of Saints football comes the return of NFL betting.
Saints vs. Ravens odds for preseason Week 1
According to WynnBet, the Saints are 3-point underdogs against the Ravens. The moneyline grab has the Saints at +115 and the Ravens at -150.
For those who might need help understanding what that means, if someone were to bet $100 on New Orleans winning this game, they’d win an extra $115.
Saints injury report vs. Ravens preseason Week 1
The Saints have seen their fair share of injuries throughout training camp. Most recently, they were dealt a deadly blow with the loss of kicker Wil Lutz, who is going to miss an extended period of time. Brett Maher was brought in to fill in for Lutz while the Saints’ long-time kicker is out.
It’s also no secret by now that Michael Thomas is out and going to miss a chunk of the season. That’s been a dramatic situation and Thomas might not suit up until November, and that’s assuming things are better between the two sides.
Saints vs. Ravens prediction for preseason Week 1
Predicting preseason games could honestly come down to a coin flip because this isn’t a normal game. Teams use the preseason to figure out what they want their final roster to look like and this means that the starters don’t get a ton of playing time while the backups, third-stringers, and fourth-stringers get a chance to prove themselves.
As a result, it makes things difficult to predict.
The Saints’ defense has looked good in camp but that’s camp — This is an actual game, even if it is preseason.
Baltimore’s offense has struggled in camp but the Saints have a quarterback conundrum to figure out in the preseason and that’s why it could make sense to go with the favorite here.
What channel is the Saints first preseason game on?
Fans can watch the Saints take on the Ravens on FOX 8.
Saints vs. Ravens live stream
Saints next game and schedule
After taking on the Ravens on Saturday, the Saints’ second preseason game will come against the Jaguars on Monday, August 23 and will be the first home game for New Orleans this season. Their final preseason game take place against the Cardinals on Saturday, August 28.
New Orleans opens their regular season against the Packers on Sunday, September 12.