Falcons Vs. Saints – Thanksgiving Day Football Betting Odds | Predictions
When the Falcons and the Saints met in week three, they combined for an 80-points game. New Orleans ended on top in overtime, and it started an insane winning streak for them. By the time they meet on Thanksgiving Night a lot will be at stake. The NFC top position will be in play for the Saints and the chances to reach the playoffs for the Falcons. The oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag have the Saints as 13.5-points favorites for this game. It’s the biggest spread of the entire NFL week 12. The line opened with New Orleans as a two-touchdown favorite but it has settled at 13.5 points. The game total is at 60.5 points after it opened at 59 points. Our odds are from Mybookie.ag. Deposit today for a 100% Welcome Bonus up to $1000.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Predictions
Spread: Saints -13.5
Money line: Atlanta +500 vs. Dallas -700
Game Total: 60.5
When: Thursday, November 21, 2018
Game Time: 8:20 PM ET
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
What’s the latest Saints betting form to face the Falcons?
The Saints are the best team in the NFL. I think we can all agree on that. Unlike the Los Angeles Rams or the Chiefs, they can actually play defense. What they did to the Super Bowl Champions Philadelphia Eagles last week was jaw-dropping. New Orleans now has six games scoring over 40 points per game, including the previous three. That’s tied with the 2013 Denver Broncos for the NFL record with more games scoring 40+ points.
We knew the Saints had a great offense. We have known this since Drew Brees joined the team more than a decade ago. But this time Brees is playing the position to the perfection. He has completed 76.9% of his passes which is insane for 25 touchdowns and 1 interception. What makes Saints the top team to win Super LIII is they have allowed only 21 points in the last 2 games while scoring 99 points. Their defense has risen to the occasion. Last week, they intercepted Carson Wentz three times; they completely dominated Philly’s offense.
What’s the latest Falcons betting form to face the Saints?
Atlanta is a weird team. They can score in bunches, yet their defense is so injured I can only feel bad for Matt Ryan and the rest of the offensive unit. If the Falcons offense is not on a good day, the team has no shot. Ryan will be on the field pressured to keep up with Brees and company. The Saints are infinitely better than the Falcons, on both sides of the ball. But as cliché as it sounds, divisional games are a completely different scenario. Teams know each other well as they met twice a year. Players are familiar with trends, schemes and even the play-calling language of the opponents.
Laying down 13.5-points doesn’t come that easy for me; even if New Orleans looks pretty much unstoppable right now. Somehow I see the Falcons staying in this game because their offense has a lot of weapons as well. Over the last ten meetings between Falcons and Saints, just once was the final result more than a 14-point differential. It happened when Atlanta beat New Orleans by 16 points in 2014. Eight of the last ten meetings have been decided by less than a one score difference.
Don’t get me wrong, New Orleans will win this game because they are, as we know, the better team. But I’m not ready to bet a team to win by two touchdowns unless they play the Buffalo Bills or the Arizona Cardinals. Let alone when the matchup is a divisional meeting in Thanksgiving primetime. Give me the points even if I have to sweat all night. What’s the play? Falcons +13.5.