Football Betting Odds for Thursday’s Saints vs. Falcons NFC South Match

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor

This Thursday night, football betting fanatics will be treated to a wild NFC South rivalry between the current leaders of the division and the reigning champions. To help clarify; the Atlanta Falcons will be playing host to the New Orleans Saints this Thursday night, giving us arguably one of the best TNF matchups of the year. There’s no question this will be a thrilling, down to the wire matchup. And if bettors have any doubts about that notion, all they need to do is take a look at the sportsbook odds to have their questions resolved.

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons – Thursday, December 7th

When: 8:25 pm ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium


Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass

Football Betting Lines:

New Orleans Saints   PK (-110)        53 ½ (-110)

Atlanta Falcons PK (-110)    53 ½ (-110)

New Orleans Saints

The Saints come marching in with a 9-3 record, ready to cement their position at the top of the South. Right now the biggest threat the Saints are facing are the 8-4 Carolina Panthers. But considering that New Orleans is coming off a 31-21 triumph over the Panthers – which marked the Saints’ second win this season over their rivals, it’s safe to say that the Saints are no longer thinking about Carolina. Instead, the 3rd place Falcons are now New Orleans’ nearest threat. If the Falcons can pull off the upset this Sunday, they’ll become the frontrunner to thwart the Saints at the top of the NFC South. And by the looks of the odds football betting sites are putting together for Week 14’s Thursday Night Football pairing, it’s safe to say that an Atlanta upset over New Orleans is a very real opportunity.

Fans looking to bet on this matchup should consider wagering on the spread. The Saints are 7-5 against the spread on the year while the Falcons are 5-7. New Orleans has the better offense and the current Pick ‘em odds on the spread make the option pretty favorable.

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons swoop into this Thursday night pairing flashing a 7-5 record that, as aforementioned, ranks them 3rd in the division. Atlanta has had an up-and-down season all year long. The Falcons started strong by winning their first three but then stumbled as they would lose their next 3 matches consecutively. Recently the franchise has posted a 3-2 record in their last 5 games, which makes it seem like Atlanta is finally finding some consistency. Also, those two losses came against the Carolina Panthers and Minnesota Vikings – two of the better teams in the NFC. Atlanta has been accused all season long of suffering from a case of the Super Bowl Blues.

If Atlanta is able to clinch a playoff berth for the 2017 season, those talks of the blues should ultimately fade away. The NFL teaser odds have yet to come out for this NFC South rivalry, but NFL players can expect them to side against Atlanta once they do.