The Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints meet for an intriguing divisional rivalry game this coming Sunday at Caesars Superdome. Will the Falcons get back to .500? Or will the Saints add another win to their fantastic record? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Atlanta Falcons vs New Orleans Saints Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 7, 2021
Where: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans
When: Sunday, November 7, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Atlanta Falcons (odds)
Regular Season Record: 3-4
The Falcons missed a chance to record a three-game win streak. After scoring wins in Weeks 5 and 6 against the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins, respectively, Atlanta suffered a 19-13 home loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers. Matt Ryan couldn’t get Atlanta’s offense moving consistently, passing for just 146 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions on 20/27 completions. But Ryan shouldn’t be dismissed entirely as a washed quarterback. He’s shown up in some games this season. Against Miami, the former NFL MVP went 25/40 for 336 passing yards and two touchdowns with a pick. The Falcons might not have star wide receiver Calvin Ridley for an extended period because of mental health issues, but that could also just mean more chances for star rookie tight end Kyle Pitts to have success downfield.
The over is 3-1 in the Falcons’ last four games overall.
Betting on the New Orleans Saints (odds)
Regular Season Record: 5-2
First off: New Orleans might not have Jameis Winston for a considerable time. The Saints quarterback suffered a lower-body injury in Week 8’s sensational 36-27 home win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Should Winston need time off the field to recover, the Saints will go with Trevor Siemian, who stepped in for Winston in the Bucs game and finished with 159 passing yards and a touchdown without an interception on 16/29 completions. Taysom Hill could also get the starting gig going forward, but he’s still dealing with a concussion that has kept him out the past few weeks. In any case, expect Alvin Kamara to receive an even bigger load. Kamara is an all-purpose weapon for the Saints that can give Atlanta’s defense headaches. And then there’s the Saints’ defense that had two interceptions and three sacks in the win over the reigning Super Bowl champions.
The Saints are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games against Atlanta.
The Falcons win, 24-21.
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