Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans NFL Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on Monday night heavily favors the unbeaten New Orleans Saints as they host the Atlanta Falcons.

The Saints high-powered offense is getting a lot of pro football betting attention and New Orleans is laying double-digits to a talented Falcons team in this ESPN televised contest.

NFL betting has the Saints as 10-point favorites with a total of 54. It looked for a while last week that the Saints would lose their first game but they scored 22 unanswered points to rally past Miami.  If the Saints win on Monday in NFL betting they would match the best start in franchise history at 7-0. The Saints have scored 238 points in their first six NFL betting games, the second-highest total through the first six games of any team in league history.

The New Orleans defense turned the game around last week.  Safety Darren Sharper and cornerback Tracy Porter scored touchdowns in the pro football betting win. "Our mentality on this defense is, ‘Why can’t we make a big play and score?’ and we did that," linebacker Scott Shanle said.

The Falcons look to be the only challenger in the NFC South to the Saints.  Atlanta is 4-2 but they are coming off a poor effort last week against Dallas when they lost 37-21 in NFL betting. "If we’ve got any chance of winning the division, I think the guys in the locker room know this is a big game for us," running back Michael Turner said. "We don’t want to fall three games behind. In the NFL it’s tough to catch up once you fall that many games behind and they have a win on you already. We’ve got to do whatever it takes to pull off this win on Monday."

Atlanta has lost their last three games at New Orleans. The Falcons have also struggled in NFL betting within the division.  The Falcons are 3-7 in pro football betting in their last 10 vs. the South.  Atlanta is just 1-4 in NFL betting in their last 5 meetings in New Orleans. The Saints have been great at home in NFL betting. The Saints are 6-0 in pro football betting in their last 6 games as a home NFL betting favorite.

Monday night NFL betting totals can be popular as well. In this NFL betting game it is important to note that 38 of the last 55 Atlanta road games have gone over but 15 of the last 21 New Orleans home games have gone over the total.

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