The Atlanta Falcons have dominated spread play against NFC South rival, the New Orleans Saints, with the Falcons posting a 17-8 ATS record in the past 25 games in the SuperDome. Atlanta will look to continue their perfect season when they travel to New Orleans on Thursday Night.
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- The Saints are 7-0 in their last seven games at home in October.
- In the past three games Falcons RB Devonta Freeman has 7 rushing touchdowns.
- Saints QB Drew Brees threw two touchdowns and three interceptions vs the Falcons last season.
It was far from their best performance, but the Falcons managed to beat the Washington Redskins in overtime last week, to open their season 5-0. The last time the Falcons opened a season 5-0 was 2012, when they made the NFC Championship game.
The Saints have yet to figure out how to properly block on offense this season, with the O-line giving up 15 sacks while only averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Quarterback Drew Brees especially felt the pressure last week with the signal caller being sacked five times and fumbling twice.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The New Orleans Saints were 3-point underdogs at odds maker shops such as Bodog, while the NFL total was set at 50.5 for over under totals betting.
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computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 26-23 victory for the Saints. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Atlanta Falcons will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Thursday, as they are 4-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the New Orleans Saints are 2-3 ATS. Atlanta is 2-3 against the over under total, while New Orleans is 3-2 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Atlanta injuries news.
The game pits the New Orleans Saints, currently No. 23 in our Odds – VSB
NFL Power Rankings, against the Atlanta Falcons, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey.
The game also pits New Orleans’s No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 20.6 PPG, against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 15 this week at 22.4 PPG. The Saints aerial game is averaging 302 yards per game, more than the Falcons secondary allows through the air, 288 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Atlanta Falcons own the league’s No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112 yards per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, Atlanta got a 153-yard performance from Devonta Freeman as a key part of its 25-19 win over Washington.
Drew Brees handled the Eagles defense in his team’s most recent action, throwing for 335 yards and 2 scores, but New Orleans still lost to Philadelphia 39-17.
- Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 8 games
- Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- New Orleans is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
- New Orleans is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Atlanta at Tennessee, Sunday, October 25th
New Orleans at Indianapolis, Sunday, October 25th
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