Saints vs. Patriots 2013 odds: New England favored at home against New Orleans

David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

The Patriots are favored at home against the unbeaten Saints.

The Patriots will host the undefeated Saints in Week 6. The Saints remain unbeaten but the odds are not in their favor heading into Sunday's matchup. The Patriots are considered 2.5-point favorites at home in their clash with the Saints, according to OddsShark.

The Patriots are likely to welcome back Rob Gronkowski on Sunday, and that should make a world of difference for an offense that has struggled to find consistency. Quarterback Tom Brady has had to rely on rookies and wide receiver Julian Edelman over the last few weeks as Gronkowski and Danny Amendola have been out of the lineup with injuries. Brady is looking to rebound from a Week 5 loss to the Bengals that featured the first time he had been held without a touchdown in 52 games.

New Orleans is cooking with a high-powered offense and a greatly improved defense under Rob Ryan. The Saints will test the Patriots secondary early and often. With Jimmy Graham leading the league in receiving yards, it is a safe bet on him getting very involved in the passing game. The quest to stop Graham may be a tough task for New England.

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