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Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Betting Odds

Time: 1 PM EST Sunday September 8, 2013, FOX

Betting Odds at : Bovada
Point Spread: Saints -3.5
Over/Under Total Line : 54

The New Orleans Saints host the Atlanta Falcons in a NFC South match up.

Last season at home the Saints beat the Falcons 31-27.

The Saints had the best passing offense in the NFL last season led by QB Drew Brees, but they ranked 2nd to last in the league defending the pass and dead last defending the run.

Matt Ryan leads a great passing offense, but the Falcons struggled to run the ball. The team signed free agent RB Steven Jackson in the off-season and last season he rushed for 1,042 yards and had 38 receptions for 321 yards for the Rams.

The Falcons also had defensive issues last season not ranking in the top 20 in the league in pass or run defense.

The Saints are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against the Falcons.

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams in New Orleans the total has gone Over every time.

Last season the Saints were 4-4 at home and the Falcons were 6-2 on the road.

2012 Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Atlanta Falcons: 14-4 SU 10-7-1 ATS
New Orleans Saints: 7-9 SU 8-8 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• ATL is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 road games.
• ATL is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NFC South.
• ATL has an Under record of 6-3 in their last 9 games.
• NO is 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games.
• NO is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NFC South.
• NO has an Over record of 10-6 in their last 16 games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Falcons: 23.69
Saints: 23.89

Key Player Injuries


RB Antone Smith Probable – Undisclosed
WR Roddy White Probable – Ankle
PK Matt Bryant Probable – Back

New Orleans

WR Nick Toon Probable – Chest
TE Jimmy Graham Probable – Wrist

Next Game
Falcons vs. Rams
Saints @ Tampa Bay

Our Selection : The home team has won the last 3 straight up and against the spread in this series, but that’s not where I’m going to go. The Falcons have upgraded their offense considerably with the addition of Steven Jackson. That in itself may be enough with the Saints depleted linebacking crew. Take Atlanta +3.5 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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