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Falcons vs Saints: Week 16 odds

Atlanta gets a Monday Nighter to try to push into the NFC playoffs against division rival New Orleans in Week 16 NFL odds action.

But in four recent Monday Nighters against the Saints, they are 0-4 SU dating to 2004. The Saints are also big home favorites here as they continue their hot play at 7-1 ATS.

Before you immediately bet OVER in this one, check out the recent Saints trend within the division - they are 13-2 favoring the UNDER in 15 games vs NFC South foes.

View Atlanta vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup the Saints sit as 6.5-point favorites . The total, meanwhile, has been pegged by the oddsmakers at Bovada at 53. See the latest line and qualify for a trip to a HUGE launch party at Bovada as well.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Saints) and the No. 8 (Falcons) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 36-29 result in favor of the Saints is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 2-ranked offense (32.6 PPG) against a Falcons defense that ranks No. 9 at 20.1 PPG. The Saints passing attack has averaged 331.4 yards per game, more than the Falcons give up through the air (230.6 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Falcons feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 108.9 yards per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

The Falcons were a 41-14 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jaguars. They covered the 14–point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. Matt Ryan dusted the Jaguars secondary for 3 TDs last time out as the Falcons defeated Jacksonville 41-14 at Georgia Dome.

The Saints were a 42-20 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Vikings. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors. Drew Brees dusted the Vikings secondary for 5 TDs last time out as the Saints defeated Minnesota 42-20 at The Metrodome.

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 7-3

New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in December are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the division are 7-3

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

Next up:
Atlanta home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, January 1
New Orleans home to Carolina, Sunday, January 1

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