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Falcons vs Saints: Week 16 NFL Preview

The New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons are both still in the running for the NFC South division title despite their poor records on the season as the two teams prepare to meet at the Superdome in NFL betting action on Sunday afternoon.

The Falcons have already edged the Saints once this season, beating them 37-34 as a 3-point home underdog in an OVER result back on September 7. That result improved Atlanta to 3-1 ATS in its past four games against New Orleans dating back to the 2012 season.

Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Atlanta Falcons in this one found them as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 55.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Computer Prediction: Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Saints to win this game on Sunday 26-21. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Saints currently sport a record of 6-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-8 ATS. The Atlanta Falcons are 5-9 and 6-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the New Orleans Saints post a 10-4 over under record this season, while the Atlanta Falcons have gone 6-8 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Atlanta injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New Orleans Saints rated this week at No. 12 and the Atlanta Falcons sitting at No. 22.

How Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New Orleans Saints No. 9-ranked offense (26 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 26 at 26.36 PPG. The Saints passing attack has averaged 301.79 yards per game, more than the Falcons give up through the air (292 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Atlanta Falcons own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 147.86 yards per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 8 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Ryan's 310-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Pittsburgh earned a 27-20 win over Atlanta on Sunday at Georgia Dome.

In their last game, the Saints got 3 passing scores out of Drew Brees en route to a 31-15 win over the Bears on Monday at Soldier Field.

Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Betting Odds Trends

Atlanta is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games
Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Atlanta is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games
New Orleans is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Carolina, Sunday, December 28th
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 28th

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