The Oakland Raiders host the New Orleans Saints at O.co Coliseum on Sunday as three-point underdogs, according to OddsShark.com. The spread has increased across other betting services to give the Saints from a 4.5-point advantage to a 5.5-point advantage.
The Saints are 5-1 against the spread in its past six games while the Raiders are 1-6 in their last seven against New Orleans.
OddsShark.com expects the total of 54 to go over. In six of the Saints' last nine outings, the total has gone over, and combined that with the Raiders having given up 55 and 42 points in their last two games -- both losses -- it's a good bet to see that trend continue.
For the year, Oakland is 31st in the NFL with 31.6 points allowed per game. While both squads are among the bottom five in the NFL in rushing yards, they are also both among the top five in passing yards per game. Considering each defense is in the bottom 10 in passing yards allowed per game, there's a good chance Drew Brees and Carson Palmer will be successful through the air.