New Orleans Saints (8-8) take on divisional rival the
Atlanta Falcons (7-9) to wrap up the regular season. Their game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Below, we look at the
Saints vs. Falcons odds and lines, and make our best NFL picks, predictions and bets.
The Saints are still alive in the playoff race. They will clinch the last open playoff spot in the NFC with a win over the Falcons combined with a loss by the San Francisco 49ers to the Los Angeles Rams.
New Orleans is coming off an 18-10 win over the Carolina Panthers last week. The Saints have won three of their last four games.
The Falcons beat the Saints in New Orleans 27-25 back in Week 9. They have lost two of their last three games, including a 29-15 loss in Week 17 to the Buffalo Bills. QB
Matt Ryan’s 3,752 passing yards are his fewest in a season since 2010. The Falcons average only 18.3 points per game.
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Saints at Falcons odds, spread and lines
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Money line: Saints -190 (bet $190 to win $100) | Falcons +155 (bet $100 to win $155)
Against the spread (ATS): Saints -3.5 (-105) | Falcons +3.5 (-115)
Over/Under (O/U): 39.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Saints at Falcons key injuries
Terron Armstead (knee) out
Marcus Davenport (ankle) questionable
Bradley Roby (shoulder) out
P.J. Williams (ankle) out
Ryan Ramczyk (knee) questionable
Mark Ingram (knee) questionable
Kyle Pitts (hamstring) questionable
Jalen Mayfield (back) questionable
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Saints at Falcons odds, lines, predictions and picks
Saints 20, Falcons 13
The Saints have everything to play for. The 49ers’ game will be going on at the same time so the Saints will not know the outcome of that game until the outcome of their own. They have the No. 4 scoring defense in the league against a team that struggles to score.
The Saints are 8-8 ATS compared to Atlanta’s 6-9-1 ATS record.
The Falcons have not covered the spread in the last three weeks, while the Saints have covered the spread in three of their last four games.
Neither team scores much but the Saints’ defense is legitimately good.
SAINTS -3.5 (-105).
The Saints have scored 30 combined points in their last three games.
The Falcons only average 18.3 points against everyone’s defenses. Against the Saints in a game they need for the playoffs? Don’t expect them to be able to do much.
UNDER 39.5 (-108).
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