Falcons Vs Saints MNF Line & PickNoah Williams
The New Orleans Saints look for their first win of the season they host the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football. The Las Vegas NFL oddsmakers have the Saints as a field-goal favorite to beat the Falcons.
In Week 3, Monday Night Football heads to the Big Easy.
Falcons-Saints, Sept. 26 at 8:30 ET on ESPN. pic.twitter.com/69r3zVhb3y
— ESPN (@espn) September 21, 2016
The game kicks-off on ESPN this Monday, September 26 at 8:30 PM ET, from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana.
How To Bet The Atlanta Falcons Vs New Orleans Saints NFL Week 3 Odds
The NFL week 3 betting line lists the Saints as 3-point favorites to beat the Falcons. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 54. The moneyline favors the Saints at -145 while you can cash in at +125 if you back the Falcons.
What: Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-2)
When: Monday, September 26, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: New Orleans, LA
Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Spread: Saints -3
Moneyline: Atlanta +125 vs New Orleans -145
Game Total: 54
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Atlanta vs New Orleans
Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons To Beat The Saints
The Atlanta Falcons look for back-to-back wins for the first time since week 14 and 15 of last season. The Falcons improved to 1-1 with a 35-28 road victory over the Oakland Raiders.
Atlanta’s offense leads the NFL in passing yards (355.5 per game) and rank 17th rushing the football (95.5 yards per game). The Falcons average 26.5 points per game (6th) through the first two games of the season.
QB Matt Ryan has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. WR Julio Jones and TE Jacob Tamme have combined for 298 receiving yards and three touchdowns while RB Tevin Coleman has seven receptions.
The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 95.5 yards per contest, and rusher Devonta Freeman leads the way with 113 yards on 28 carries.
Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 29.5 points and 412.5 yards per game. Kemal Ishmael leads the Falcons with 22 tackles, Vic Beasley Jr. has one sack and Desmond Trufant has one interception. The Falcons defense ranks 28th in total defense after two weeks. They have allowed 29.5 points per game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders.
Why Bet The New Orleans Saints To Beat The Falcons
The New Orleans Saints after opening the season with a couple of losses. New Orleans averages 23.5 points per game in the meetings against the Oakland Raiders and NY Giants. The Saints offense is fourth in passing yards in the NFL (333.0 yards per game). They are fifth-worst rushing the football (64.5 yards per game).
QB Drew Brees is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 686 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. Brees has not thrown an interception in six straight games.
WRs Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks have combined for 437 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Michael Thomas has 10 receptions. The New Orleans Saints ground game is averaging 64.5 yards per contest, and rusher Mark Ingram leads the way with 88 yards on 21 carries.
Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 25.5 points and 451.5 yards per game. Craig Robertson leads the Saints with 24 tackles, Cameron Jordan has one sack and P.J. Williams has two pass deflections. The New Orleans defense ranks second worst in the NFL. They have given up 25.5 points per game (21st) in the first two outings of the season.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Atlanta is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
- Atlanta is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
- Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
- New Orleans is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Atlanta
- Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
- Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Saints could easily be 2-0, but the reality is that with a home loss to the Falcons they’ll drop to 0-3.
So far, 68 percent of the tickets written on the point spread were on the Saints and 67 percent of the actual cash wagered was on the Saints as well.
This is going to be a shoot out. Bet the over.
My final score prediction is Atlanta 31, New Orleans 34.