Oddsmaker projects Saints to have winning season in 2021
Despite the retirement of Drew Brees and the departure of key players, including Malcom Brown, Trey Hendrickson, Josh Hill, Janoris Jenkins, Sheldon Rankins, Emmanuel Sanders and others, the New Orleans Saints still command respect from oddsmakers.
Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill has projected the Saints to win 9.5 games in what will be a 17-game season.
The 9.5 total ties the Saints with Dallas and Tennessee for the 11th most wins projected by William Hill.
The Kansas City Chiefs, who have made two consecutive Super Bowl appearances, top the odds at 12 wins while the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are at 11.5 wins.
Baltimore and Green Bay are next at 11 wins.
The Los Angeles Rams, with Matt Stafford now running the offense, are at 10.5 wins, along with Buffalo.
Cleveland, Indianapolis, San Francisco and Seattle are each projected to win 10 games.
In the NFC South, Carolina is at 7.5 wins while Atlanta is at seven victories.
Here is the complete list from Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill:
Kansas City 12
Tampa Bay 11.5
Green Bay 11
L.A. Rams 10.5
San Francisco 10
New Orleans 9.5
L.A. Chargers 9
New England 9
Las Vegas 8
N.Y. Jets 6
N.Y. Giants 7
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