Two NFC South rivals will collide on Sunday in the Superdome as the New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints are coming off of a victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they suffered a massive defeat in that victory. Quarterback Jameis Winston tore his ACL and will be out for the rest of the season. As for the Falcons will be looking to rebound from a tough loss to the Carolina Panthers. With that in mind, let’s check out our NFL Betting analysis for the upcoming match between the two NFL South rivals Falcons versus Saints.
NFL Betting Preview for Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans
Atlanta Falcons Betting Analysis
Before last week’s game, the Falcons learned that their top wide receiver, Calvin Ridley, would be taking a break to deal with mental health issues, so they’re dealing with a loss of their own. The Falcons had been playing better up until their loss to the Panthers. On the offensive side of the ball, Matt Ryan has had a nice start to the season. He has thrown for over 1800 yards with 13 touchdowns and just six interceptions. Rookie first-round pick Kyle Pitts has broken out over the last few weeks and looks like a future star.
The Falcons have struggled to stop the run, and they haven’t had a sack in the last two games. They will have to prepare for many things on Sunday, as Taysom Hill could return from a concussion to give a different look to the New Orleans offense. The Falcons gave up 66 rushing yards to Sam Darnold so that Hill could hurt the Falcons defense.
New Orleans Saints Betting Analysis
We’ve already talked about the quarterback situation. Trevor Siemian came on in relief of Winston and played well, and he should get the start against the Falcons. He’ll have Alvin Kamara behind him, and we look for him to have a huge role in Sunday’s game. Kamara will be involved in the passing game as well.
Defensively, the Saints have one of the top units in the NFL. They’ve allowed the second-least amount of points this season. Their secondary is outstanding, and they are excellent at stopping the run. With Ridley no longer in the picture for Atlanta, this will give the Saints defense an even bigger advantage.
Final Betting Prediction For Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints
The Saints have owned the Falcons recently, winning six of their last seven matchups. The Saints are home favorites, as the oddsmakers have favored them by six points. In looking at the betting numbers, things look good for the New Orleans Saints.
The Atlanta Falcons are 1-5 against the spread in their last six NFC South games. They’ve also struggled on the road, as they are 1-4 against the spread in their previous five road games. While the numbers don’t bode well for the Falcons, they do look good for the Saints.
New Orleans is 11-4 against the spread in its last 15 games against teams with a losing record. The Saints have also done well against divisional foes, as they are 8-3 against the spread in their last 11 matches against the NFC South.
We were going to go with the Saints even before looking at the numbers, but now that the numbers support our pick, we like the Saints even more!