Football Betting Advice Anticipation is building amongst NFL fans as the pre-season betting is less than a month away. To help kick-off the coming season, here are a few predictions on the New Orleans Saints. The New Orleans Saints are headed by coach Sean Payton who led the team to a Super Bowl title last NFL season. New Orleans is currently favored at 9/1 odds to repeat as Super Bowl XLV champions. Here is a review of the New Orleans Saints divided into three categories: offense, defense and special teams. The 2010 New Orleans Saints offense is led by quarterback Drew Brees. Last NFL season Brees and the Saints scored an average of 31.9 points/game and had 272.2 passing yards/ game which sports handicappers are expecting the Saints to keep pace with this season since the majority of their offensive starters are returning. Last season the New Orleans Saints defense was 20th in the NFL for points against, averaging 21.3 points/game and the Saints were 20th in the NFL at stopping their opponents running game, averaging 122.2 rushing yards against per game. The New Orleans Saints special teams are ranked 19th in the league for field goals and ranked 4th in Kickoff returns with Reggie Bush returning the majority of the Kickoffs last NFL season. Currently the 2010 New Orleans Saints are favored at 9/2 betting odds to win the NFC conference and they are favored at -160 to win the NFC South Division.