These two teams faced off in Week 3 and combined for 80 points, but the Saints defense has been much stronger since while the Falcons’ offense has faltered. The only constants have been the Saints’ lights-out offense and the Falcons’ very, very bad defense. These two will face off again on Thanksgiving night as Atlanta tries to climb back toward .500 while the Saints vie for their 10th straight win.
Falcons. Saints.— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 21, 2018
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Falcons +13 (-125)
Saints -13 (+105)
When your favorite cousin shows up for Thanksgiving dinner 👌 pic.twitter.com/K1NaWFGTV5— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 21, 2018
Over 60: The Saints are averaging a ridiculous 48 points per game over their last three contests so you would not even need much offense from Atlanta for the over to hit if New Orleans scores at the rate they’ve been scoring. Most good offenses score on about 40 percent of their drives — New Orleans is scoring on more than 60 percent of their drives. They face an Atlanta team giving up 27.6 points per game (4th worst in NFL) and 405 yards per game (4th worst in NFL).
Over their last four games, the Saints have beaten their opponents by 10, 10, 37, and 41. Atlanta made it close the last time they faced off, losing 43-37, but have struggled to score over their last four weeks, putting up more than 23 points just once. The spread is a big one but this Falcons team just lost by 12 to the Cleveland Browns so there’s no reason to expect anything other than a Thanksgiving day whooping.