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Saints vs Falcons Opening Odds Indicate Tough Divisional Battle in Week 1 on FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
Opening odds for the New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons Week 1 game have been released.
Opening odds for the New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons Week 1 game have been released. / Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL was able to garner more excitement for the 2022 season by releasing entire schedules for each of the 32 franchises on Thursday night. Fans are now digging deep into every matchup and trying to determine whether or not their favorite team has a real shot at winning the Super Bowl.

Saints vs Falcons Week 1 Odds

The good news is FanDuel Sportsbook has already posted opening lines for each Week 1 NFL game. With plenty of great games on the slate in Week 1, the New Orleans Saints traveling to take on the Atlanta Falcons definitely sticks out as a divisional battle to keep an eye on.

Saints vs Falcons Opening Odds

According to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, the Saints head into Mercedes-Benz Stadium as 4-point favorites over the hometown Falcons, with odds set at -110 for either team to cover the spread. New Orleans also holds -194 moneyline odds, while Atlanta is +162 to pull off a divisional upset.

The Saints and Falcons split their pair of regular season meetings in 2021 with the away team coming out on top in each game. Overall, New Orleans is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against Atlanta and, but not every win was a blowout as three of those victories came within one possession.

The Saints re-signed Jameis Winston to be their starting quarterback and hope a revamped receiving core can improve the passing attack. Meanwhile, the Falcons enter a new era with QB Marcus Mariota and will likely keep leaning on versatile offensive weapon Cordarrelle Patterson.

Both teams will be vying to make the playoffs this season after failing to secure a postseason berth in 2021. The Saints have odds set at +140 to achieve that goal, while the Falcons face an uphill fight with odds set at +620, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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