Falcons vs. Saints 2021 NFL Week 9 Odds, Analysis and Prediction
The New Orleans Saints have to defend their ground against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. This puts the team’s offense to the test once again. Meanwhile, the visitors continue to find stability since winning two of their last three games.
NitroBetting puts you on the right track with this Falcons vs. Saints preview. Get a better look at the event, crucial team and player statistics, and the latest NFL odds. Moreover, we provide timely betting trends and predictions that get you closer to the best possible picks. Check out the latest sports betting odds and lines at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Falcons vs. Saints Game Information
- When: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
- TV: FOX
- Radio: 92.9 FM The Game (Falcons) / WWL 870 AM (Saints)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Falcons (+5.5) / Saints (-5.5)
Why Bet on the Atlanta Falcons?
The Falcons recovered from a bad season opener and bagged two wins in their last three contests. They managed to score 27 points or more in the two games, which is an improvement from their averages of 19.5 points per game in the first four matchups.
Overall, the Falcons don’t draw much attention when it comes to statistics. The team now averages 21.1 points per game (21st) and allows 27.9 opponent points per game (26th). They average 334.0 yards per game (23rd) and record 358.3 opponent yards per game (16th). However, the team showed life after documenting 397 yards or more against the Jets and the Dolphins in Week 5 and Week 6, respectively.
The Falcons hardly rely on rushing. They currently have one of the worst records in the league with 87.0 rushing yards per game (27th). The side also has difficulty defending rushing plays. The team averages 125.1 opponent rushing yards per game (26th).
Wide receiver Russell Gage and defensive end Jonathan Bullard are on the questionable list this weekend. Meanwhile, wide receiver Calvin Ridley shocked everyone following his retirement announcement as he works on his mental health. Olamide Zaccheaus is next in line to take over his position.
Why Bet on the New Orleans Saints?
The Saints are looking for a fourth straight win after coming off a strong 36-27 home victory against the Buccaneers. Head coach Sean Payton wants to close down on NFC South leaders Tampa Bay Buccaneers by the end of the week.
Despite a 5-2 overall record, the Saints’ offense still showed lapses. They have one of the worst marks in terms of total yards, as the team currently averages 305.9 yards per game (29th). However, the team makes up for things on the rushing end. The Saints average 125.0 rushing yards per game (ninth).
Defense is where the team shines. The side does well to hold opponents to an average of 18.3 points (fourth) and 344.3 yards per game (10th). Additionally, the Saints do an exceptional job defending rushing play. They limit opponents to an average of 79.4 yards (second) in seven games.
Quarterback Taysom Hill is working his way through concussion protocol, which puts him on the questionable list this weekend despite being the incumbent starter following the season-ending injury to Jameis Winston. He is joined by left tackle Terron Armstead (groin) and strong safety Malcolm Jenkins (knee).
Falcons vs. Saints Betting Trends
- The Falcons are 3-7 in their last 10 regular-season road games against the Saints (3-7 ATS).
- The Falcons are 2-3 in their last five regular-season games (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went over in three of the Falcons’ last 10 regular-season games at the Caesars Superdome.
- The Saints are 1-2 in their last three games against NFC South rivals (SU/ATS).
- The Saints are 3-2 in their last five regular-season home games (3-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in three of the Saints’ last seven regular-season home games.
Falcons vs. Saints Expert Betting Predictions
The Falcons secured two of their three victories on the road. This gives the team more morale coming into the clash. Furthermore, there’s a good chance that the visitors cover the spread in this one. They trailed by no more than four points in three of their last four games. On the other hand, the Saints look good with a three-game winning streak behind the team. If they can hold off the Falcons early on, advantage should stay on their side. However, without Taysom Hill and an offensive line on the edge, there’s no room for errors if they want to get the W.
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