Las Vegas Odds - Saints vs Falcons Thursday Night Football Picks

Posted by Alonzo Solano on 11/26/2012 1:04:56 PM

A bad blood rivalry hits Thursday Night football as the New Orleans Saints try to hand the Atlanta Falcons their 2nd loss this season as they clash at Georgia Dome at 8:20 PM. The home team is a field goal and a half favorite in the Las Vegas odds.
These two teams not liking each other is an understatement. They despise the success of each other, and they don’t have any respect for each other, making this rivalry great.

NFL Las Vegas Odds:

New Orleans Saints +3.5

Atlanta Falcons -3.5

Over/Under: 55.5

Just a few weeks ago the Falcons were flying high, and the Saints had lots of question surrounding them. New Orleans knew they were better and proved it when they dashed the hopes of Atlanta’s undefeated season. The Falcons have a chance to rebound this Thursday night as 3.5 point Las Vegas Odds favorites.

However, for the Saints this game is about keeping their playoff hopes alive after a hard fought loss to the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday.

New Orleans offense couldn’t get past the 49ers defense, but this week they have a shot at a weaker D. It’s hard to think Drew Brees will have back-to-back sub-par games.

In the last meeting between these two, Matt Ryan and Brees threw for three touchdowns and one interception each, but the momentum of the game was clearly on the the Saints side for most of the game.

The Las Vegas odds currently have the Falcons as 3.5 point favorites, but Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against the Saints. What makes it worse is that the Falcons have only beaten the Saints once in their last 8, including three losses in a row at Georgia Dome.

My pick for Las Vegas odds this week: Saints +3.5

Alonzo Solano (Google+) has been a sports writer and analyst for over ten years. He has appeared on numerous television magazines and provided expert analysis to a number of online publications. He currently writes for ALZ Deportes.


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