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New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons NFL Betting Online Preview

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New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons NFL Betting Preview

The NFC South is projected as being one of the toughest NFL betting online divisions. Two weeks into the season, it’s clear there’s going to be a battle for this divisional title. Right now the 2-0 Bucs lead the charge with everyone else sitting at 1-1. With that in mind, this Sunday’s New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons matchup begins to take more importance. Both teams have suffered hiccups this season and will be vying for a crucial rebound. Let’s check the legal betting odds to see what we can expect out of this NFC South battle.

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, September 23rd              

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass

NFL Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Saints +3 (EV) 53½ (-112)  +144
Falcons -3 (-120) 53½ (-108) -165
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New Orleans Saints   

The Saints come marching in with a 1-1 record. New Orleans kicked the season off with a dramatic 48-40 loss to Tampa Bay at home. This past weekend, the franchise rebounded against the Cleveland Browns 21-18. All things considered, it wasn’t much of a rebound considering they almost lost the game. And although they came through in the end, they didn’t look like a team that’s playoff bound. Furthermore, the Saints really need to clean things up if they are to stand a chance of winning the division. The Falcons are giving up 233 passing yards per game and around 21 points so we can expect New Orleans offense to be firing on all cylinders this Sunday. However, their defense will need to pull through if they are to win this rivalry.

Players to Watch: Drew Brees (682 passing yards, 5 TD, 0 INT), Alvin Kamara (75 rushing yards, 2 TD, 0 F), and Michael Thomas (269 receiving yards, 3 TD, 28 REC).   

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons fly into this contest sporting a 1-1 record as well. The franchise raked in its first win of the 2018 season this past Sunday. The club was facing the Carolina Panthers at home and won a hard fought battle 31-24. Although the Falcons haven’t looked tremendous so far into the season, they haven’t looked bad. Sure they lost 18-12 to the Eagles in their opener, but they were facing the reigning Super Bowl champions on the road. On top of that, the Falcons picked up a crucial division win over a tough Carolina team this past weekend. Now they’ll be facing the Saints at home and could put themselves in a great position by picking up another divisional win.

Players to Watch: Matt Ryan (523 passing yards, 2 TD, 2 INT), Tevin Coleman (126 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 F), and Julio Jones (233 receiving yards, 0 TD, 15 REC).

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
  • New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
  • New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 14 of Atlanta’s last 20 games at home
  • Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
  • Atlanta is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons matchup? All things considered, the Falcons are the better option here. They’ve shown more consistency this season and have a much better defense. On top of that, they’ll be playing at home. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 42-38 Atlanta.

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