NFL Thanksgiving Picks: Falcons vs Saints Predictions

Thanksgiving is here and for NFL fans it is a bounty of big game. The NFL tripleheader features some of the best teams in the league fighting for playoff sports. Although it is rivalry week in college football, the NFL schedule also features bitter rivals meeting on the field.  After watching the Bears vs Lions and the Redskins vs Cowboys, the NFL saved the best for last. Here is our betting breakdown with the Falcons vs Saints predictions.

Falcons vs Saints predictions

Falcons vs Saints predictions

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Falcons vs Saints Odds

Like many of the games on Thanksgiving, this is a rivalry game. The Saints and the Falcons always play heated games, but this one could get ugly. The Saints are playing great football and the Falcons are not. That is why the Saints are the most popular bet of the day. They are getting 61 percent of the early betting action. The Saints started as (-12) point favorites and that number has shot up to (-14) at some sportsbooks. The betting total in this game is also the highest of the day at 61.  

Falcons vs Saints Preview

Drew Brees and the Saints are looking very good on offense. In fact Brees is considered by many to be the leading candidate to win the MVP award. The Falcons have struggled this season but they would love to beat the Saints on Thanksgiving and spoil the holiday for New Orleans. The Saints just dominated the Eagles, but that may not carry over to this game. Since 2003, fading teams that won their previous game at home by 21 or more points, like the Colts, has gone 246-190-15 (56%) against the spread (ATS).

Falcons vs Saints predictions

The Falcons are playing better, especially on offense. Julio Jones is starting to score touchdowns and he will be a tough cover for this Saints secondary. The underdog has covered 8 of the last 10 games in this series, because they are always close games. The Saints big win over the Eagles has caught the eye of the public who now have the Saints as the favorites to win the Super Bowl. That means they are overpriced for this game and the team to bet in this game is the Falcons as a feisty underdog.

Bet on the Falcons (+14)       

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