Oddsmakers believe NOLA Saints will be playoff-bound

Tre'Quan Smith, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Tre'Quan Smith, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

For the NOLA Saints to punch their tickets to the playoffs, they not only have to take down the Atlanta Falcons in Week 18 but also have to receive some help from the Los Angeles Rams. If the Saints take care of business against the dirty birds and the Rams beat the San Francisco 49ers, NOLA will earn the final playoff spot in the NFC.

A lot is at stake and for those who live or die with the “odds” for each game, you’ll be happy to know that things are trending positively for New Orleans.

WynnBET not only has the Saints as a 4-point favorite over Atlanta but they also have the Rams as a 5-point favorite over the Niners. Of course this isn’t the end all be all here, but it’s great for those optimists out there who think NOLA will be playoff-bound when the regular season is all said and done.

Vegas believes in NOLA Saints’ playoff chances

The Saints faced the Falcons in Week 9 and Atlanta won the game on a last-second field goal. That was the first game Jameis Winston missed and Trevor Siemian looked fine in his absence. That loss also marked the first of an eventual five-game losing streak that was halted in Week 14 against the Jets.

As soon as Taysom Hill had the reigns at quarterback again, the team started winning. Whenever he’s taking the snaps, this team finds a way to win. It’s bizarre.

The Falcons will do everything in their power to keep the Saints out of the playoffs so this isn’t a worthless game to them whatsoever. If they can spoil New Orleans’ fun, they most certainly will try their best to do so.

As for the other game in question, the Rams and 49ers first squared off in Week 10 on Monday Night Football with the 49ers winning that game in blowout fashion (31-10). The Rams have been quite the rollercoaster this season but if they take care of business against the Niners, they clinch the NFC West and the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.

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There’s a lot at stake for all of these teams (except for the Falcons, of course) and we’ll hopefully see two fun games but with the Saints and Rams as the victors at the end of regulation.