5* Dolphins/Saints Blue Chip MNF Top Play

5* Dolphins/Saints Blue Chip MNF Top Play

Miami vs. New Orleans, 09/30/2013 20:40 EDT, Score: 17 - 38

Point Spread: -6½/-115 New Orleans

Sportsbook: BookMaker

Result: Win

5* Dolphins/Saints Blue Chip MNF Top Play

---New Orleans Saints -6.5--

The Saints didn't create a whole lot of separation in their first two games against division rivals Atlanta and Tampa Bay, but did so last week in a 31-7 home win over the Cardinals. I believe that's the first of many blowout wins for New Orleans at the Superdome.

There's certain players who always seem to step up their game in the spotlight and Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of them. New Orleans is a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games played on Monday Night Football. They are also an amazing 10-1 as a home favorite of 3.5 to 7 points over the last 3 seasons.

Not to take anything away from the Dolphins, who deserve to be 3-0 right now, I don't think this is a good matchup for them. Miami has been winning with a strong defense and just enough offense. They are going to need a whole lot of offense to keep this game close. One of my big concerns with the Dolphins early is they can be very one-dimensional offensively due to their inability to run the football. While the Saints aren't a great running team either, Ryan Tannehill is no Brees in the pocket. If he has to drop back and throw 40+ times, I think he's in trouble against a very underrated Saints defense that has thrived under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

Miami might keep it close early, but I look for the Saints to pull away in the second half and win this game by double-digits. BET THE SAINTS!


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