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New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons 11/28/2019 Picks, Odds and Previews

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New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons 11-28-2019 Picks Odds and Previews

New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons 11/28/2019 – A Goliath versus David Thanksgiving spectacle is coming up in NFL gambling. The New Orleans Saints (9-2) are out to flatten the Atlanta Falcons (3-8). By all indications, it seems that the powerhouse, the high-tier team is set to win this. Let’s check out the current status of both teams.

New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons 11/28/2019

When: Thursday, November 28, 8:20 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: NBC
Stream: SofaStream

New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons 11/28/2019

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Saints -6.5 (-116) 48.5 o (-110) -333
Falcons +6.5 (-105) 48.5 u (-110) +256
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New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints had a close call in their previous matchup versus the Carolina Panthers. They concluded the game with a 34-31 scoreboard. Drew Brees was in top fighting form, going for 30/34 with 311 air yards. He completed 3 thrown TDs and an interception. Latavius Murray took care of ground matters with 7 carries. He rushed 64 yards total and managed to score a rushing touchdown. Michael Thomas was the leader of the catch with 10 receptions pegged at 101 yards.

The Saints were challenged by their opponent’s shifting offense. They were markedly lacking in defense, allowing the opponent to complete 64% of throws. They also conceded 29 rush attempts. These problematic defensive figures almost cost the game for the Saints.

In the tale of the yards, the Saints gained 418 yards versus their opponent’s 351. The Saints had the upper hand in yardage gained, but the opponent caught up in terms of points. The matchup is a reminder for top teams not to underestimate the mettle of the lower-ranked teams.

Players to watch:

D. Brees QB (6 GP 159 CMP 210 ATT 75.7 CMP% 1607 YDS 7.7 AVG 267.8 YDS/G 41 LNG 11 TD 4 INT 9 SACK 65 SYL 68.6 QBR 106.6 RTG), A. Kamara RB (9 GP 114 ATT 526 YDS 4.6 AVG 30 LNG 3 BIG 1 TDS 58.4 YDS/G 2 FUM 0 LST 20 FD 9 GP 60 REC 68 TGTS 421 YDS 7 AVG 1 TD 41 LNG 2 BIG 46.8 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 438 YAC 22 FD),  L. Murray RB (11 GP 102 ATT 462 YDS 4.5 AVG 30 LNG 3 BIG 5 TDS 42 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 28 FD), M. Thomas WR (11 GP 104 REC 124 TGTS 1242 YDS 11.9 AVG 6 TD 42 LNG 11 BIG 112.9 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 439 YAC 63 FD), 

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons ran out of gas against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their last matchup. They only posted 22 points versus their opponent’s 35. QB Matt Ryan was going for 23/46 with 271 air yards. He failed to score a thrown TD and concluded the game with a pick. Qadree Ollison was in better shape, carrying the ball 8 times across 20 yards. He scored a rushing touchdown in the process. Calvin Ridley was the receiving leader, catching the ball 6 times for 85 yards.

The Falcons rushed for only 19 out of 80 plays. They were too dependent on the mixed offense tactic. As a consequence, they weren’t able to bring in points as much as their opponent. Once the opponent got wind of their mixed offense, the latter simply refocused defense against throw attempts. In contrast, the Falcons weren’t quite there in terms of defense. They allowed the opponent a 64% completion rate and were powerless to stop 34 rush attempts.

It’s not difficult to see why the Falcons were fated to lose their previous matchup. The use of bad tactics coupled with bad defense is a sure recipe for disaster. The Falcons should train their rush tactics in order to adapt against teams that can shift defensive lines.

Players to watch:

M. Ryan QB (10 GP 266 CMP 397 ATT 67 CMP% 2934 YDS 7.4 AVG 301.9 YDS/G 54 LNG 18 TD 10 INT 29 SACK 215 SYL 59.5 QBR 93.3 RTG), D. Freeman RB (9 GP 107 ATT 371 YDS 3.5 AVG 28 LNG 3 BIG 0 TDS 41.2 YDS/G 2 FUM 1 LST 21 FD), B. Hill RB (7 GP 52 ATT 145 YDS 2.8 AVG 23 LNG 1 BIG 1 TDS 20.7 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 7 FD), J. Jones WR (11 GP 64 REC 100 TGTS 950 YDS 14.8 AVG 4 TD 54 LNG 14 BIG 86.4 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 233 YAC 50 FD), 

New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons Betting Numbers

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New Orleans Saints

New Orleans is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games.
Saints are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.
New Orleans is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Atlanta.
Saints are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games.
Falcons are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games against New Orleans.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games at home.

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