Monday Night Football Betting: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Odds, Prediction, and Pick

Atlanta Falcons

Monday Night Football!  This week features a match-up between two teams who are jockeying for playoff position.  One of them has their spot locked in, but the other one is still fighting for that Wild Card spot, but are in a very good spot to lock it up.  The New Orleans Saints are 11-3 and are led by the incredible play of quarterback Drew Brees, who could potentially be breaking some records this season.  The Saints have won six games in a row and look to be poised for another Super Bowl run this season.  In the last meeting between these two teams, the Saints went on the road and pulled out a three point win, 26-23.

The Atlanta Falcons on the other hand have been strong down the stretch, and are 9-5 overall.  What’s interesting about this game for them, is that if they pull off the win on the road, they’ll lock up one of those final playoff spots.  The Falcons have won four of their last five games, and it’s tough to bet against this strong offense of Matt Ryan, Roddy White, Julio Jones, and Michael Turner, regardless of if they are on the road or not.

This game is on Monday night of course, and the kickoff is set for 8:35pm EST.  This game should be a shootout, and will be one of the best games of the weekend hands down.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Atlanta Falcons: +6.5

New Orleans Saints: -6.5

Free Prediction

Man this is a tough call, probably one of the toughest of the whole weekend.  Both teams are playing incredibly well right now, and both have things to play for.  On top of that, anytime that you put New Orleans on prime time television at home, you know you’re in for a treat.  That is exactly why I’m going to pick the Saints to get the job done here, but I definitely don’t think it will be nearly as easy as people may be expecting.  I like Atlanta to keep it close throughout, and Drew Brees and company to get the job done.  New Orleans by 3 on Monday night.

Prediction:  New Orleans Saints- 34 Atlanta Falcons- 31

Free Pick

The fact that the Saints are at home is going to scare a ton of people in terms of betting this game, but don’t overlook this Falcons team. On top of that, definitely don’t overlook the fact that they have a ton to play for on Monday night.  The Falcons will be in the playoffs regardless, but they will be all out in this one; not only because of their playoff chances, but also because this is a huge rivalry.  Anytime the Falcons and Saints match up, it leads to an intense game, and this one won’t be any different.  Even though I think that the Saints are going to get the job done, I still think that Atlanta is more than good enough to be able to cover on the road against this Saints team.  I’m picking Atlanta to get the cover.

Pick:  Atlanta Falcons +6.5