Saints vs Falcons Week 1 Game Info
Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons. It's been a rough few years for the Saints with the losses of Drew Brees and Sean Payton, but things are looking brighter this offseason. With the offense looking healthier and better compared to last year, New Orleans could be a dark horse team this fall.
Unfortunately, things aren't as optimistic for the Falcons. Atlanta fully embraced a rebuild this offseason by moving on from franchise quarterback Matt Ryan and things will get worse before they get better this year.
Saints vs Falcons Odds & Spread
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Moneyline: NO: (-235) | ATL: (+194)
Spread: NO: -5.5 (-110) | ATL: +5.5 (-110)
Total: 43.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Updated (Sunday, Sept. 11, 11:15 a.m. EST): Updated odds were provided from FanDuel Sportsbook. The point spread remains steady at 5.5 points in favor of the Saints, although New Orleans saw a slight increase on the moneyline odds since this line opened. The point total also upped to 43.5 points.
The Saints enter this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 43.5, which is one of the lower totals compared to this week's NFL projected totals.
Saints vs Falcons Prediction & Pick
The Saints' passing game was one of their weaknesses last year, but that shouldn't be the case in 2022. Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas have rebounded well from their injuries, plus the addition of veteran wideout Jarvis Landry and rookie Chris Olave gives Winston more legitimate options than he had last year.
The truth is that both the Saints' offense and defense are better than what the Falcons are fielding. Additionally, New Orleans is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against Atlanta. With the Falcons being even worse this time around, lock in a Saints victory here.
Final Score Prediction: Saints: 27 | Falcons: 13
Saints vs Falcons Betting Trends
- New Orleans is 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games against Atlanta.
- Atlanta is 0-7 ATS in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the under in six of New Orleans' last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Atlanta's last seven games against New Orleans.
Saints vs Falcons Best Bet
Again, this game shouldn't be too challenging for the Saints. Not only has New Orleans easily beaten Atlanta in recent years, but the Saints have also performed well against the spread in those meetings. Keeping that in mind, taking New Orleans as the 5.5-point favorite is the way to go.
Bet: Saints -5.5 (-110)
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