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Saints vs Falcons Betting Preview

The New Orleans Saints are 4-0 SU and ATS over their last four games against the Atlanta Falcons and will try to make it 5-0 with a road win against the Falcons at the Georgia Dome this Thursday night.

New Orleans has won seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams.

Atlanta is 10-1 SU this season but is 0-2-1 ATS over its last three games. The Falcons are 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS in their last six home games against the Saints.

View New Orleans vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Falcons sat as 3-point favorites at shops such as 5Dimes. The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at BetOnline at 55.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 9-rated Falcons and the No. 29-rated Saints in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 33-26 win for the Falcons on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 8-ranked offense (26.7 PPG) against a Saints defense that ranks No. 28 at 27.6 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 297.6 yards per game, less than the Saints give up through the air (298.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Saints feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 153.6 yards per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

The Saints were a 31-21 loser in their most recent outing at home against the 49ers. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (52) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out, Drew Brees threw for 3 scores and 267 yards in a failed effort to defeat San Francisco at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 24-23 winner on the road against the Buccaneers. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (47) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 7-3

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 6-4

A few Saints at Falcons trends to consider:
New Orleans is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 12 of New Orleans's last 16 games
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games

Next up:
New Orleans at NY Giants, Sunday, December 9
Atlanta at Carolina, Sunday, December 9