Saints Falcons Betting – Saints Look To Ground Soaring Falcons This Sunday
Although they may have took the long route to get there, the Atlanta Falcons are back in the battle for the NFC South division, earning three straight wins to climb to within a half-game of the New Orleans Saints for top spot. Last year’s 14-win season is now a distant memory for this Atlanta team and there is still a lot of work to do following a slow start, and it won’t get any easier for the Falcons this sports betting Sunday as they get set to host New Orleans.
New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday November 13, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
NFL Betting Lines: PICK
The Saints would be on a three-game winning streak of their own if they had found a way to prevent themselves from handing the St. Louis Rams their first win of the season in a 31-21 loss two weeks ago. New Orleans bounced back strong with a 27-16 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now look to make it consecutive wins over division rivals.
Saints Falcons Betting Preview: New Orleans Saints
If there is one word to define the Saints’ play over the past month, it would have to be inconsistent after they traded wins and losses through their past four games. That inconsistency has prevented New Orleans from pulling away with the division, and allowed Atlanta to climb back into the picture at the top of the NFC South. It is no secret that if the Saints are going to steal this one on the road, Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees has to be the dominant force he is capable of being, and it would really help if the ground game gets going again this week. New Orleans averaged seven yards per carry on the ground as a team in last Sunday’s win over Tampa Bay to gain 195 rushing yards, and will look to the trio of Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas, and Daren Sproles once again to open things up.
Saints Falcons Betting Preview: Atlanta Falcons
That won’t be as easy this week on the road against a Falcons’ run defense that ranks seventh in the NFL, a unit that has made major strides to improve in recent weeks. Atlanta has been much more aggressive on that side of the ball, and it is making a difference as they are forcing more turnovers and defensive stops. After failing to connect for a touchdown through the first eight weeks of the season the Matt Ryan and Julio Jones connection went off for 131 yards and two touchdowns including a couple of highlight reel plays. Jones, Roddy White, and Michael Turner will continue to lead a balanced offense, with Ryan as the anchor.
Saints Falcons Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
While the Falcons are soaring high right now, things may not go as smoothly against New Orleans, which has the weapons on offense to keep up and a resilient defense. Atlanta enters this game having won three straight for the first time this season, a run will end against the Saints, which have not lost back-to-back online wagering games.
Saints Falcons Betting Pick: New Orleans Saints