New Orleans Saints Playoff Chances: Tracking the Saints Playoff Picture

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Key Takeaways:

  • 📊 The Saints have a 28.8% chance of making the playoffs according to odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.
  • 📉 New Orleans has the second-longest playoff odds among NFC South teams.
  • 🏈 If the Saints make the playoffs, it will be their first postseason appearance since the 2020-2021 season.

Despite a strong 4-1 finish at the end of last season, New Orleans missed the playoffs for a third straight year. Can the Saints make the playoffs this year? I'll be tracking the Saints' playoff chances for the entirety of the year through betting markets and updating them right here.

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New Orleans Saints Playoff Odds: May 2024

The Saints playoff chances are 28.8% according to odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. It's always a good idea to check out multiple Louisiana sportsbooks prior to placing any bet, but especially when we're this far out from the start of the season. This is when odds will tend to fluctuate and vary the most between brands.

🔥 Saints Playoff Chances28.8% chance
🏆 Saints Win Super Bowl1.2% chance
👑 Saints Win NFC2.4% chance
⭐️ Saints Win NFC South20.8% chance
✅ Odds Last VerifiedMay 22, 2024

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*NOTE: Odds vary among sportsbooks such as BetMGM, Caesars, DraftKings, FanDuel and more. You may be able to find better New Orleans Saints playoff odds if you visit other sportsbooks.

Saints Playoff Picture: Can the Saints Make the Playoffs?

No, the Saints cannot make the playoffs in 2023-24. New Orleans finished 9-8, just one game short of grabbing the No. 7 seed in the postseason.

New Orleans Saints Schedule and Betting Lines

The Saints' 2024 schedule has yet to be released, but we do know they will face off against the NFC East and AFC West as well as have matchups against the Browns, Rams, and Packers to round it out. The Saints' schedule will likely be released sometime in early to mid May, but an official date has yet to be declared.

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✅ Data Verified by ExpertMay 22, 2024
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New Orleans Saints News & Updates May 2024

Here's the latest news & updates as they pertain to the 2024 New Orleans Saints playoff chances. 

  • 📆 Feb. 29 - C
  • 📆 March 19 - Edge rusher Chase Young signs with New Orleans.
  • 📆 March 13 - The Saints announce veteran WR Michael Thomas will be cut.
  • 📆 March 12 - Free safety Marcus Maye is cut.
  • 📆 March 12 - Former Chiefs inside linebacker Willie Gay signs a one-year deal.
  • 📆 March 11 - Demario Davis signs a two-year, restructured contract extension
  • 📆 March 7 - Safety Tyrann Mathieu is signed to a two-year extension.
  • 📆 Feb. 2024 - Erik McCoy, Derek Carr, Nathan Shepherd, Cesar Ruiz, Carl Granderson, and Cam Jordan restructure contracts to open up cap space.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly, as we'll continue to update with relevant news affecting the Saints playoff chances and Saints Super Bowl odds in the 2023 NFL season.

Where Can I Bet on the Saints to Make the Playoffs?

For local Saints fans, sports betting is legal in Louisiana. You can bet on the New Orleans Saints to make the playoffs with most major sportsbooks, including Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Louisiana, DraftKings, and BetMGM. Odds will vary across the different sports betting sites, with the most profitable odds for the Saints to make the playoffs varying.

Because Louisiana sports betting is legal, bettors can place wagers on the Saints to make the playoffs both at brick-and-mortar sportsbooks and via mobile sports betting apps.

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Do the Saints Have a Chance to Make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Saints have a chance to make the playoffs as the 2024 season has yet to get underway. With the 2024 season still several months out, all 32 NFL teams technically have a chance to make the playoffs.

Are the Saints Out of Playoffs?

No, the Saints are not out of the playoffs since the season has yet to start. Although there are a handful of teams NFL prognosticators are already writing off, no teams have been officially eliminated.

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Where Do the New Orleans Saints Rank in the NFC Standings?

Since we are still months away from the NFL regular season starting, I'll rank the NFC in terms of Super Bowl 59 odds, from shortest to longest:

  1. 49ers
  2. Lions
  3. Eagles
  4. Cowboys
  5. Packers
  6. Falcons
  7. Bears
  8. Rams
  9. Buccaneers
  10. Seahawks
  11. Saints
  12. Vikings
  13. Commanders
  14. Cardinals
  15. Giants
  16. Panthers

Where Do the New Orleans Saints Rank in the NFC Wild Card Race?

The Saints ranked ninth in the NFC playoff picture at the end of the season, but only seven teams make the playoffs. Just one more win would have given the Saints the No. 7 seed.

Can the New Orleans Saints Get the No. 1 Seed?

No, the New Orleans Saints cannot get the No. 1 seed in the NFC. That belongs to the San Francisco 49ers.

Who to Root for if You're a New Orleans Saints Fan

If you're a New Orleans Saints fan, you'll (of course) be rooting for the New Orleans Saints and rooting against their NFC South rivals, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, and Atlanta Falcons.

New Orleans Saints Postseason Outlook and Predictions

Given the success the New Orleans Saints found with the defense in Dennis Allen's first year as a head coach and the moves the team has made on offense, plus the veteran leadership by QB Derek Carr, it definitely seemed like the Saints were poised for a playoff appearance in 2023-24. However, the team finished just one game short of that goal.

Looking ahead, New Orleans plans to improve the team through free agency and the NFL Draft.

New Orleans Saints Playoffs FAQs

Author

Kate Magdziuk is an NFL betting expert for LouisianaBets.com, focusing on the New Orleans Saints. She's written for NBC Sports Rotoworld, DraftKings Nation, Gaming Society, and 4for4 Fantasy Football. She'll track the Saints playoff chances and Super Bowl odds, where she'll use her expertise in fantasy football and sports betting to deliver the most up-to-date information available for LA bettors.

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