New Orleans Saints Playoff Chances Week 13: Tracking the Saints Playoff Picture

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The New Orleans Saints (5-6) have decent odds to make the NFL playoffs at -115, or 53.5% despite losing two-straight games. With Louisiana sports betting now legal, here's the latest Saints playoff chances, Super Bowl odds and other Saints futures bets.

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New Orleans Saints Playoff Odds: December 2023

The Saints playoff odds are at -210 at ESPN BET Louisiana, or about a 67.7% chance. We calculate these percentages based on the implied probability of their odds to make the playoffs.

🔥 Saints Playoff Chances-115 (53.5% chance)
🏆 Saints Win Super Bowl+7500 (1.32% chance)
👑 Saints Win NFC+4000 (2.44% chance)
⭐️ Saints Win NFC South+140 (41.7% chance)
✅ Odds Last VerifiedDecember 1, 2023

To make things clear, a $100 bet on the Saints making the playoffs would win $87 and net $187. However, keep an eye out for Louisiana sports betting promos, as these could provide boosted odds or bonus bets to place wagers, such as those on the Saints playoff odds. 

*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.

Week 13 Preview: New Orleans Saints (+4) vs. Detriot Lions; Sunday, December 3

The Saints take on the Detriot Lions on Sunday, December 3 at 1 p.m. EST in Week 13. The latest NFL odds from sportsbooks like BetMGM Louisiana have Saints as four-point underdogs.

Saints Playoff Picture: Can the Saints Make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Saints can make the NFL playoffs as their odds to make the postseason are favorable. Currently, sportsbooks such as Caesars Sportsbook Louisiana have the Saints at -115 odds to make the playoffs, or 53.5%. 

New Orleans Saints Schedule and Betting Lines

Here's the 2023 Saints schedule. Keep in mind, odds will likely vary across different Louisiana sports betting apps.

📅 Week 1 vs. Tennessee Titans🏈 Win, 16-15
📅 Week 2 @ CAR (Monday Night Football)🏈 Win, 20-17
📅 Week 3 @ Green Bay Packers🏈 Loss, 18-17
📅 Week 4 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers🏈 Loss, 26-9
📅 Week 5 @ New England Patriots🏈 Win, 34-0
📅 Week 6 @ Houston Texans🏈 Loss, 20-13
📅 Week 7 vs. JAX (Thursday Night Football)🏈 Loss, 31-24
📅 Week 8 @ Indianapolis Colts🏈 Win, 38-27
📅 Week 9 vs. Chicago Bears🏈 Win, 24-17
📅 Week 10 @ Minnesota Vikings🏈 Loss, 27-19
📅 Week 11🏈 BYE
📅 Week 12 @ Atlanta Falcons🏈 Loss, 24-15
📅 Week 13 vs. Detroit Lions🏈 Saints +4, ML +170
📅 Week 14 vs. Carolina Panthers🏈 Saints -3.5, ML -175
📅 Week 15 vs. New York Giants🏈 Saints -2.5, ML -130
📅 Week 16 @ LAR (Thursday Night Football)🏈 Saints -1, ML -115
📅 Week 17 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers🏈 Saints -1.5, ML -120
📅 Week 18 vs. Atlanta Falcons🏈 Saints -2.5, -145
✅ Data Verified by ExpertDecember 1, 2023
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New Orleans Saints News & Updates December 2023

Here's the latest news & updates on the 2023 New Orleans Saints. 

  • 📆 October 29: In a Super Bowl 44 matchup against the Colts, the Saints win 38-27 with WR Rashid Shaheed putting up Randy Moss-esque numbers by posting 153 yards and a TD on only 3 receptions.
  • 📆 October 19: The Saints lose on one of the last plays of the game to the Jaguars 31-24 after Derek Carr fails to connect with TE Foster Moreau in the endzone. 
  • 📆 October 15: Traveling to Houston, the Saints fall 20-13 to the Texans. 
  • 📆 October 8: The Saints shut out the New England Patriots 34-0. 
  • 📆 October 1: The Saints fail to score a touchdown against the Tamp Bay Buccaneers, losing 26-9.
  • 📆 September 24: The Saints lose a tight one to the Green Bay Packers 18-17. Derek Carr suffers a shoulder injury in the third quarter and is replaced by backup QB Jameis Winston. Several hours following the game, it is reported that Carr could miss several weeks due to his injury. 
  • 📆 September 18: In their first divisional matchup of the season, the Saints defeat the Carolina Panthers 20-17. 
  • 📆 September 10: Kicking off their 2023 NFL season, the New Orleans Saints win 16-15 against the Tennessee Titans. 
  • 📆 August 27: Wrapping up their pre-season, the Saints fall 17-13 to the Houston Texans. 
  • 📆 August 20: The Saints follow up their pre-season by winning 22-17 against the Los Angeles Chargers. 
  • 📆 August 13: The Saints open their NFL pre-season with a 26-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. 
  • 📆 August 4: Running back Alvin Kamara is suspended three games to start the NFL season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
  • 📆 July 18: Third-round RB Kendre Miller was placed on the active/NFL list with an MCL injury as rookies report to Saints training camp.
  • 📆 July 11: Saints RB Alvin Kamara pleads no contest to a misdemeanor charge stemming from an incident in February of 2022. Discipline from the NFL, including a possible suspension, remains a possibility.
  • 📆 May 31: The Saints sign veteran TE Jesse James to one-year deal.
  • 📆 May 15: The Saints sign veteran WR James Washington to one-year deal.
  • 📆 May 10: The Saints sign veteran TE Foster Moreau to three-year deal.
  • 📆 April 29: The Saints draft DT Bryan Bresee in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Other picks include EDGE Isaiah Foskey (Round 2), RB Kendre Miller (Round 3), OT Nick Saldiveri and QB Jake Haener (Round 4), S Jordan Howden (Round 5), and WR A.T. Perry (Round 6). The Saints also trade away TE Adam Troutman to the Broncos.
  • 📆 March 28: The Saints sign veterans WR Bryan Edwards and DT Malcolm Roach.
  • 📆 March 17: The Saints sign former Lions RB Jamaal Williams to a three-year, $12 million contract in free agency.
  • 📆 March 11: The Saints agree to two-year, $12 million contract extension for TE Juwan Johnson.
  • 📆 March 6: The Saints agree to a four-year, $150 million contract with former Raiders QB Derek Carr in free agency.
  • 📆 February 6: The Saints hire Joe Woods as the team's defensive coordinator.
  • 📆 January 31: The New Orleans Saints traded former head coach Sean Payton and a 2024 third-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for the No. 29 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and as a second-round pick in 2024.

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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Additional New Orleans Saints Odds: Conference, Division, Win Total

In addition to New Orleans Saints' playoff odds, bettors can also wager on other Saints futures markets, such as NFC conference title odds, and division title odds.

  • NFC Conference Title Odds: +4000 (2.44%)
  • NFC South Division Title Odds: +140 (41.7%)

Latest NFC South Division odds:

  • Atlanta Falcons: +115
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers: +450
  • Carolina Panthers: OTB

New Orleans Saints Futures Odds: NFL Players & Coaches Awards

Sports bettors can also place Saints futures bets on player awards and coaches awards, such as the MVP or Coach of the Year. Here are some of the latest player futures odds.

  • AP NFL MVP (Most Valuable Player): Derek Carr (OTB)
  • AP NFL COTY (Coach of the Year): Dennis Allen (+20000)

Do the Saints Have a Chance to Make the Playoffs?

Yes, the New Orleans Saints have a chance to make the playoffs. In fact, all teams still have a chance to make the postseason until mathematically eliminated. Based on their odds to make the playoffs with ESPN BET, the Saints playoff chances are at 53.5%. 

Are the Saints Out of Playoffs?

No, the New Orleans Saints are not out of the playoffs. All teams still remain in contention for a playoff spot. Based on the implied probability of their odds on ESPN BET, the Saints have a 46.5% chance to miss the playoffs this season. In 2022, the first team to be mathematically eliminated from the playoff picture was the Houston Texans in Week 13, who held a 1-10-1 record.

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

The New Orleans Saints currently rank second in their division:

  1. Atlanta Falcons (5-6)
  2. New Orleans Saints (5-6)
  3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)
  4. Carolina Panthers (1-10)

The Falcons currently own a tiebreaker over the Saints, which means if the season ended today, the Saints would not make the playoffs. The Falcons, meanwhile, would get the No. 4 seed due to winning the AFC South. Luckily for the Saints, they'll have one more opportunity to beat the Falcons in Week 18.

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

The Saints currently rank 10th in the NFC playoff picture, but only seven teams make the playoffs. New Orleans will need to jump back over .500 if it wants to nab a wild-card spot, though getting over .500 may be enough to win the division and grab the No. 4 seed.

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

Technically, yes, the New Orleans Saints could get the No. 1 seed in the NFC. However, they will have a pretty substantial uphill battle in order to get it done amidst the conference's top competitors. The top team is currently the Philadelphia Eagles who own a 10-1 record, much better than the Saints' record of 5-6.

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. Since the division is set to play the AFC South (Jaguars, Texans, Titans, Colts) and NFC North (Bears, Vikings, Packers, Lions) in the regular season, you'll generally be rooting for these teams, too, in hopes that they can damper the win-loss record of your divisional rivals.

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, it feels very likely that the Saints will make the playoffs in the 2023 NFL season. Their path to playoff contention could come either by winning the NFC South or by securing a wild card spot thanks to the lack of highly competitive depth within the conference.

Even if the Saints do make the playoffs this season, it does feel unlikely that they make a deep run barring any significant injuries or trades. QB Derek Carr undoubtedly provides some stability at the quarterback position, but he's thrown for 30+ passing touchdowns just once over his NFL career. Since the 2020 season, Carr has totaled 37 interceptions and 13 fumbles lost, ranking top-five in both categories. All of that is to say that while Carr may be good enough to get them to the playoffs, he is not a quarterback without flaws that could impact their standing along the way.

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Kate Magdziuk is an NFL betting expert for, 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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