Point-Spreads.com really thought this NFC South match up between the undefeated Atlanta Falcons (8-0) and the New Orleans Saints (3-5) would not have such a tight line. Quarterback Matt Ryan has been on fire this season completing 206 passes for 2,360 yards, 17 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. Ryan should tear apart the weak Saints defense this week, but can the mediocre Falcons defense shut down a quarterback Drew Brees?
“I truly believe we should keep on eye on New Orleans in this match-up with the Falcons,” stated David Patrick of Strike Point Sports on Doc’s Sports Advisory Board. “Yes, Atlanta is undefeated and yes, the Saints are having an awful season, but no I don’t believe that the Falcons win easily. New Orleans has too much pride.”
The odds makers have the latest Vegas Spreads showing the Atlanta Falcons -2 point road favorites against the New Orleans Saints.
“I really don’t know why the odds makers aren’t giving the Falcons more credit,” stated NFL Prediction expert Robert Ferringo of Doc’s Sports Advisory Board. “Their lines continue to be short. No, the Falcons aren’t going to go undefeated. But they are playing excellent football and their aggressiveness is really impressive on both sides of the ball. This week is definitely a dangerous situation for the Falcons as a road favorite against a bitter rival. But the Saints are off a fluke Monday night win and they simply aren’t as good as they have been in the past. I don’t get the sense that the Falcons are overconfident or distracted going into this game at New Orleans.”
The odds makes have the Falcons vs Saints Spread on the Total is set at OVER/UNDER 53 points. The money lines show Atlanta -135 odds and New Orleans +115 odds home dogs.
Patrick went on to say this about a potential Free Falcons vs Saints Prediction: “This game features the 8-0 Falcons and the 3-5 Saints, yet the line is only New Orleans +2. This is because Vegas knows that the Saints aren’t just going to roll over and play dead. Don’t get me wrong, Atlanta is an outstanding football team and they look like they are championship material, but I am just not sure they will go into New Orleans and win this game. The underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings between the two teams. Both defenses should really struggle to slow down the opposing offenses, but typically in games like this where everyone thinks the score will be 100-95 we end up seeing a 17-13 defensive battle. The ‘over’ is 4-0 in the last four meetings between the two teams in New Orleans.”