The Saints had a lot of good fortune last week and came away with a 33-30 overtime win against Washington while the Falcons were blown out at home in football betting 34-7 by the Philadelphia Eagles.
NFL betting had the Saints coming from behind last week to force overtime and then win it on a Garrett Hartley field goal. The Saints probably would have lost if not for a missed Washington Redskins with under two minutes left that would have put them up by 10 points. But fate was on the side of the Saints and they took advantage. The Saints have already clinched the NFC South so this football betting game is about staying ahead of Minnesota for home field advantage in the NFC. Drew Brees threw for 419 yards last week while Robert Meachem caught eight passes for 142 yards as NFL betting stats showed. Meachem had two touchdowns, one on a fluke play after he scored by forcing a fumble after an interception. New Orleans did not play much defense last week but at least in overtime they forced a turnover that gave their offense the ball and put them in position to get the game winning field goal.
Atlanta comes into this NFL betting matchup at 6-6 and in serious trouble. Quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner have been hurt and the rest of the team looked like they would rather not be playing last week as they were humiliated 34-7 at home by the Eagles in NFL betting. Chris Redman did not play well in place of Ryan. He threw two interceptions and was never a threat to the Philadelphia defense.
The Saints are heavily favored in NFL betting and for good reason. They have won 7 of the last 10 against the Falcons and they are 6-4 against the football betting odds in those games. Earlier this season in New Orleans the game was competitive but the Saints still won 35-27 although they did not cover the big football betting number. They may have a much easier time this Sunday if the Falcons don’t get some of their injured players back. The teams have split their last four meetings in Atlanta with three of those four going over the NFL betting total.