|2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Week 12 Odds: Saints vs. Falcons|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 21 November 2013 14:30|
Saints vs. Falcons Odds
New Orleans is 8-2 overall, 2-2 on the road and 6-4 against the spread. Atlanta is 2-8 overall, 2-3 at home and 2-8 against the spread. New Orleans has won five of its last six against Atlanta.
Trends show that the Saints are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 meetings with Atlanta and the home team has covered in four straight in this series. These two have hit the under in their last four meetings in Atlanta.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Saints are favored on the road, as they have odds of -10 points at Atlanta. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had New Orleans favored by 7.5 points. The spread climbed up to 10.5 before falling back to 10. The over/under total opened at 53 points and then dipped to 52.5 before moving back to 53.
The Saints are coming off a 23-20 win at home over San Francisco. New Orleans has won two straight since losing on the road to the Jets. The Saints are currently second in the league in passing offense, averaging 321.9 yards per game, and they rank third in passing defense, giving up just 191.4 yards per game through the air. Drew Brees has thrown for 3,369 yards and 26 touchdowns this season to lead the team. Jimmy Graham has added 60 receptions for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns while Cameron Jordan has 26 tackles and seven sacks to lead the defense.
Atlanta is coming off a 41-28 loss at Tampa Bay that wasn’t even that close. The Falcons have now lost four straight games, all of which have been by at least 13 points. Atlanta is giving up 381.9 yards per game on defense, while the offense is posting 347.5 yards per game on offense. Matt Ryan has thrown for 2,868 yards and 18 touchdowns this year, but also has 12 interceptions. Harry Douglas has 51 receptions for 754 yards and two scores to aid the offense, while Osi Umenyiora has 33 tackles and 6.5 sacks to lead the defense.
In terms of Injuries, Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez (toe) and running back Jason Snelling (knee) are both questionable. New Orleans running back Darren Sproles (ankle) and cornerback Rod Sweeting (hip) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Saints, as New Orleans is getting 83% of the wagers with odds of -10 points at Atlanta on Thursday night.