New Orleans at Atlanta Falcons
Kickoff: Thursday, November 21, at 8:25PM Eastern
Line: New Orleans -7.5 Total: 53
The Atlanta Falcons will be attempting an upset against the New Orleans Saints when these two teams square off in Atlanta Thursday night. They really need to remember how to win. The Saints have battled some of the most competitive teams in the 2013 NFL football wagering season. They beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. For the Falcons, however, this season has been disastrous. At YouWager, Atlanta is a 7.5 point underdog in this contest.
Atlanta has only scored 2 victories this season, and many online sportsbook bettors feel the Falcons have not looked aggressive on the field. Atlanta’s offense is currently averaging 21.4 points and 347.5 yards per game, but turnovers have really hurt them in 2013. Quarterback Matt Ryan has completed 6.1 percent of his throws for 2,868 yards with 18 touchdowns, with 12 interceptions. Atlanta’s rushing attack has not amounted to much this season. Their defense is giving up 29.2 points and 381.9 yards per game. They made 21 sacks this year. Atlanta fans can only hope the NFL Draft will enable the club to improve the roster for the 2014 football wagering season.
The Saints are the leading team in their division, the NFC South. After surviving matchups against tough teams, New Orleans could contribute to an exciting postseason for online wagering fans. New Orleans’ offense is averaging 28.8 points and 419.1 yards per game. This is the second-best record in the NFL. Astute Internet bettors will notice that the Saints are, on average, generating about the same number of points that Atlanta’s defense has been allowing their opponents to score. New Orleans’ defense is a different story. The Saints are only allowing 18.3 points and 305.4 yards per game.
In the last 4 games between these two teams, the home team has covered the spread. In their last 8 home games, the Falcons are 2-6 against the spread. Against the NFC South, Atlanta is 1-5 against the spread, and 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 games. Against a team with a losing record, the Saints are 6-2 against the spread. In their last 7 games on the road, the Saints are 2-5 against the spread. At YouWager, the Saints are 7.5 favorites. The Total is 53. Game time on Thursday night is 8:25PM Eastern.