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Game Info: Atlanta Falcons (4-6, 1-3 Away) at New Orleans Saints (9-1, 4-1 Home)

  • Date: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
  • Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome - New Orleans, LA

Odds: Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook

  • Moneyline: ATL: (+500) | NO:(-650)
  • Spread: ATL: +13 (-115) | NO: -13 (-105)
  • Total: 59.5 –  Over (-110) | Under: (-110)

Interesting Stats/Facts:

  • Thanksgiving night will mark the 100th game (regular season and postseason combined) between the Falcons and Saints. Atlanta currently has the advantage in the series, owning a 52-47 record against their division rivals. 
  • Both teams will come into this game with offenses trending in opposite directions. The Falcons haven't scored more than 19 points in a game since their Week 9 win over the Washington Redskins. Meanwhile, New Orleans is averaging 48 points a game over their last three contests. 
  • Both quarterbacks featured in this matchup come into this game playing their best football to date. Matt Ryan's 1,350 yards through the air over the past four weeks leads the league while Drew Brees comes in a close second with 1,306 yards passing over that span. Brees meanwhile, leads the league in TD-INT ratio over the past four weeks, tossing 14 touchdown passes to just one interception.
  • 63 percent of bets on the spread is being placed on the Saints. 53 percent of the bets on the moneyline is being placed on the Saints. 

Best Prop Bets:

  • Alvin Kamara Scores the First Touchdown (+450)

Kamara has scored the first touchdown in a game in three out of the Saints' 10 contests this season and has been responsible for his team's first touchdown in four contests, both of which are the most by any Saints player. The first touchdown scorer prop is always a hard one to peg, but based on Kamara's body of work, he's arguably the safest bet out of any player. 

  • Julio Jones Scores a Touchdown (+125)

Jones comes into Thursday night on a three-game scoring streak after being kept out of the end zone over his first eight contests of the season. The eight-year veteran has accounted for 346 of Matt Ryan's 971 passing yards over that span as well, so expect Jones to be targeted early and often, especially in the red zone. 


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