This New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks matchup is a little bit less intriguing than the NFL had originally planned, with Seattle rolling with Geno Smith under center while Russell Wilson is injured. With Seattle hanging onto a thread in the NFC West, will a home game against Jameis Winston be enough to save their season? Here are the TV channels and ways to listen, the current NFL odds, and our pick and prediction for the Saints vs. Seahawks game.
New Orleans Saints vs. Seattle Seahawks prediction and odds | Week 7
- Spread: Saints -5
- Moneyline: Saints -226, Seahawks +188
- Over/Under: 43.5 (Over -110, Under -110)
Odds from DraftKings sportsbook
Saints vs. Seahawks prediction
For the past several years, a Saints vs. Seahawks game would have been a marquee matchup of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. That is far from what we are going to get in this one. Brees retired this offseason, and Wilson is out until at least Week 10 with a finger injury. So instead, we will be getting Geno Smith and Jameis Winston.
After stepping in for Wilson after the injury, Smith looked good and almost led the team to a comeback victory against the Rams. Unfortunately, the next week they lost to the Steelers in overtime. It was a good effort, but the Seahawks are now below .500.
The Saints, meanwhile, have been up and down all year. During their tour of the NFC East, they lost to the lowly New York Giants but then followed that up with a win against the Washington Football Team. You just never know which version of Winston you are going to get.
Injuries clouding the picture for both Seattle and New Orleans
It’s not only Wilson out for Seattle — there are also question marks surrounding their running back corps. Chris Carson is on IR with a neck injury, and his replacement Alex Collins, who played well last week, will also miss this matchup. That means Rashaad Penny will likely get the bulk of the carries for the Seahawks.
Things are not much better for New Orleans. Their injury report includes offensive linemen Erik McCoy and Terron Armstead, defensive end Marcus Davenport, linebacker Kwon Alexander, and others.
With both teams beat up, I think the play is to the under 43.5. Both offenses will struggle, and I have little faith that Smith will be able to accomplish much this time around.
Saints vs. Seahawks Prediction: Saints 17, Seattle 10
How to watch and listen to Saints vs. Seahawks this week
- Start time: 8:15 PM ET
- Channel: ESPN
- Live stream:
- Hulu + Live TV
- YouTube TV
- DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket
- NFL Mobile App
- NFL GamePass
- Local Seattle: 710 ESPN Seattle, KIRO Radio 97.3, & Westwood One
- Local New Orleans: WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM
- TuneIn Radio
- Sirius XM Radio