Atlanta Falcons Vs New Orleans Saints Lines and Betting Trends - NFL Week 15 Picks

Atlanta Falcons Vs New Orleans Saints Lines and Betting Trends – NFL Week 15 Picks

Atlanta heads to rival New Orleans hoping to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Falcons will start rookie Desmond Ridder at quarterback. New Orleans knows they have close to a zero chance of making the playoffs. But the Saints take pride in beating their top rival. Will Atlanta get it done as a +4 underdog? Or will New Orleans win their fifth game of the season and cover the spread? Check out NFL Betting Lines, analysis, and a free pick for Saints versus Falcons. 

NFL Week 15 Betting Preview and Prediction for Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans

Falcons vs Saints Odds and Match Info

Why bet on Atlanta versus New Orleans?

The Falcons’ offense had been in a rut. Although Marcus Mariota wasn’t playing badly, he wasn’t leading the offense the way the organization required.

By switching to Ridder, Atlanta hopes to jump start their O. The Falcons only require Ridder to boost the passing attack because the Falcons ranks fourth in rushing yards per game. Although a rookie, Ridder has a chance of taking it to a Saints’ secondary that doesn’t always play great football. 

Atlanta Falcons Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 314.6
  • Passing Yards: 155.7
  • Rushing Yards: 158.9
  • Points Scored: 22.2
  • Turnovers: 17

Atlanta Falcons Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 380.6
  • Passing Yards: 251.1
  • Rushing Yards: 129.5
  • Points Scored: 24.0
  • Takeaways: 16

Why bet on New Orleans versus Atlanta?

The Saints have lost their last two games but both were on the road. Also, New Orleans blew their chances against the San Francisco 49ers when the Saints didn’t score a single point in three red zone trips.

New Orleans had a lead late in the fourth quarter against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The Saints lost 16-17. New Orleans hosts Atlanta a week after their bye. So we should expect an improved New Orleans offense while the defense has played well. 

New Orleans Saints Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 343.5
  • Passing Yards: 233.9
  • Rushing Yards: 109.5
  • Points Scored: 20.4
  • Turnovers: 21

New Orleans Saints Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 328.2
  • Passing Yards: 203.2
  • Rushing Yards: 125.0
  • Points Scored: 22.8
  • Takeaways: 8

Falcons at Saints Relevant Trends

  • Falcons are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 3-7 ATS in the last 10 head-to-head
  • Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans
  • Saints are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week
  • New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints Final Betting Prediction

Atlanta will roll the dice in New Orleans on Sunday with rookie Cincinnati Bearcat quarterback Demond Ridder. The ATL told Marcus Mariota they were going with Desmond. So Marcus bounced, which means the Falcons backup QB on Dec. 18 is Logan Woodside.

Also, it’s difficult to understand why the Falcons would hand Ridder the reigns versus the rival Saints. New Orleans against Atlanta is one of the NFL’s most heated rivalries.

The Saints’ defense is a solid unit. Expect New Orleans’ defenders to tee off on Ridder. They also figure to goad Desmond into a few bad throws. The Saints figure to get at least one pick in  this game.

Anyway we look at it, Atlanta is in trouble. New Orleans should shut down the Falcons’ offense while the Saints’ offense has success playing in the Dome. New Orleans wins and covers. 

NFL Week 15 Pick: New Orleans Saints -4 


 

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