The New Orleans Pelicans’ win and the New Orleans Saints’ loss (of a coach) were the primary topics on Thursday’s edition of “Bayou Bets,” the sports betting show that airs live twice weekly on Bet.NOLA.com.
Hosts Zach Ewing and Jim Derry dove into the importance of the Pelicans’ win against the Portland Trail-Blazers on Wednesday night — it was just the sixth time in 22 tries that New Orleans had won as a road underdog. They also discussed whether this one game could set the Pels up for a crucial March run.
On the Saints front, Sean Payton is gone to Denver. Should Saints fans be ready for him to immediately succeed there? Zach and Jim have differing opinions, with the backdrop of NFL Coach of the Year odds at Caesars Sportsbook, official odds partner of The Advocate and Times-Picayune.
Other topics discussed include at what spread would Jim bet LSU’s women’s basketball team if it plays South Carolina again at the SEC tournament, early leans for men’s March Madness odds and rants about Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers.
The show airs live at 4 p.m. every Monday and Thursday on the Bayou Bets YouTube channel.