Saints vs Falcons NFL Week 13 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Posted by Derrick Harper on November 26, 2019 in

The night time slot for Thanksgiving features two teams going into opposite directions as the New Orleans Saints will visit the Atlanta Falcons to cap the day. These two teams played just a few weeks ago and surprisingly it was the Atlanta defense that stood up and held the Saints to just nine points, which is a season low for New Orleans.

The Falcons were the definition of bend but don’t break as they gave up 317 yards in the last meeting on no touchdowns, which is impressive against Drew Brees and the Saints. Here is a look at their upcoming affair alongside the latest NFL Odds.

Saints vs Falcons NFL Week 13 Odds, Preview & Prediction

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons came crashing back to earth in spectacular fashion against the Buccaneers, looking like a shell of the team that had hit the field the previous two weeks. The Falcons are coming off a home loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-22. The score looks even closer than what it really was as the Falcons did not show up to play on either side of the football. Julio Jones who is one of the best receivers in the league was battling a shoulder injury for most of the game which forced Matt Ryan to throw to a stable of inexperienced receivers.

The Falcons are now eliminated from the playoffs so they could be dangerous down the stretch as they try to play spoiler against teams who are ahead of them. The defensive pressure will need to be stepped up as they were credited with only one QB hit in the previous game and that was by a member of the secondary.

Desmond Trufant has come alive as he has four interceptions in his last three games. De’vondre Campbell also led the team in tackles and recorded an interception as well.

New Orleans Saints

New Orleans has won their last two turkey day games as both have come against the Falcons including a 31-17 victory last year. The short turnaround on four days rest is something they clearly understand how to handle. The Saints will have to run the ball more effectively than they did in the previous matchup as Alvin Kamaara only had four rushes for 24 yards, which is the worst of his season.

Drew Brees will likely look to get Michael Thomas going in this game as the last time he had 13 receptions and 152 yards against the Falcons. Marshon Lattimore should be back healthy in this game after missing the last few, he will be crucial for the Saints D to get back to its dominant self. Cameron Jordan has had a productive year with 9.5 sacks and second on the team in tackles, only behind Demario Davis.

Pick and Prediction for Saints vs Falcons

The Saints are a touchdown favorites on the road in this game on Thanksgiving night. The Saints don’t often lose to the same team twice and this week should be no different as the Falcons D has been humbled since the last time these two met. Look for the Saints to get on the board early and often and take this road win in Atlanta, and keep atop the NFC South.