The New Orleans Saints (4-8) play the Atlanta Falcons (5-8) at Caesars Superdome on 18th December in Week 15 of the NFL. The New Orleans Saints hold fourth place in the NFC South after winning four of their 13 games, while five wins from 13 matches leaves the Atlanta Falcons third in the division standings. The clock is starting to tick for these sides now that the regular season is halfway over. The window for the playoffs is closing, and as the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons are without a postseason berth, the pressure is steadily creeping in ahead of this must-win match.
New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons Betting lines
New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons Betting expert picks
New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons Moneyline
The New Orleans Saints have consistently outperformed the Atlanta Falcons across recent encounters. They’re on a two-match winning streak in this series and look the sound choice. With odds of +167 for this matchup, it’s clear the Atlanta Falcons are the underdogs with only a 37% chance of overturning this trend. They are 1-5 on the road for this season and 5-8 overall.
New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons Spread
Oddsmakers favor the New Orleans Saints to win Sunday’s game, but not by much. The hosts open up as 3.5-point favorites over the Atlanta Falcons. With the average margin of victory in the last five matchups of this series being 6.6 points, it seems as though the smart money lies in a one-score game on Sunday.
The New Orleans Saints tend to play well at home against the Atlanta Falcons. Over the past five games between the two teams at the Caesars Superdome, the home side has won three games by an average margin of 13.0 points. In their previous nine games, the New Orleans Saints went 5-4 ATS overall and 5-3 ATS in the last eight games at home.
The Atlanta Falcons, on the other hand, have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven games. In their past 10 matches, the visitors went 4-6 ATS and also ended up 4-4 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons Total
There was an average of 48.48 points scored in the previous 25 clashes between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons.
The current total on the Week 15 betting line for this matchup is 41.5 points, which is under the 45 points average seen in the past five rounds the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons have played out, but not by much either.
The total has averaged 47.8 points in the New Orleans Saints’ nine most recent games, as well as 47.6 points in their last five at home. Interestedly, the total has gone under in six of the New Orleans Saints’ past ten matchups against teams from the NFC South.
The total has gone under in four of the last five matches for the Atlanta Falcons, who have seen 46.2 points on average per game this season. Also worth mentioning is the fact that exactly half the previous 10 road games for the Atlanta Falcons went over. All in all, they are 3-7 over/under in their last 10 games, whether home or away.
New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons Betting trends
- Atlanta Falcons have failed to cover the spread in six of their last seven games.
- In four of the Atlanta Falcons’ last five games, the total went under
NFL Power Rankings Week 15 2022, New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints Form
The New Orleans Saints are 4-8 for the season and their latest match against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished 17-16, leaving them 3-6 across their past 10 games and 3-2 in the last five at home.
It’s been a rough few weeks for the home offense in terms of points scored. In the last five matches, the New Orleans Saints have only put up 16.5 points on average which is way below their season average of 22.1 points. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The hosts have given up 21.0 points in the previous five outings, which is less than the 23.7 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
This year, the New Orleans Saints hoped to go far into the playoffs. However, 13 matches into the current regular season, the hosts are only 4-8 and won’t be around when January football gets underway unless, of course, they can turn things around quickly.
Atlanta Falcons Form
The Atlanta Falcons came up short against the Pittsburgh Steelers by slipping to a 16-19 defeat last time out. They’ve lost four in a row on the road and are 4-6 in the past ten games overall.
Unfortunately, the Atlanta Falcons offense hasn’t performed to its usual standards of late. In the last five matches, the offensive unit has only put up 17.6 points on average, which is someway off this season’s tally of 22.2 points. A below-average defense isn’t what any traveling team wants to hear, but that’s how it is for the Atlanta Falcons. The visitors have allowed a nerve-wracking 24.0 points per game this year.
2021 was a year to forget for the Atlanta Falcons. The visitors failed to reach the playoffs, having finished third in the NFC South at 7-10, and are expected to miss the NFL postseason again, having gone 5-8 so far in the current campaign.
New Orleans Saints VS Atlanta Falcons H2H history
The New Orleans Saints won their last two matches against the Atlanta Falcons. The latest game finished with a 26-27 score on September 2022, while the game before that ended in a 20-30 victory on January 2022. The implied probability of a third straight win for the New Orleans Saints (-192) is at 66%. The past 25 meetings have mostly gone in the New Orleans Saints’s favor. In total, they claimed 16 wins with a total score of 16-9. Unless the Atlanta Falcons pull something special out of the bag, this run might well continue on Sunday.
In their last 25 head-to-head games, the New Orleans Saints managed 25.4 points on average per game, while the Atlanta Falcons put 23.08 points on board.