By Adam Thompson | | 3 mins
Saints-Falcons Thanksgiving Prop Bets & Betting Lines To Back
NFC South rivals face off in a primetime Thanksgiving clash as Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons play host to Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
The Falcons have been a disappointment this season, but they handled the Saints 26-9 just three weeks ago. The Saints have covered seven of their last nine games. Let’s take a look at some of the best bets fans of NFL betting should consider:
Saints-Falcons Best BetsPick Expired
OTHER BETS TO BACK
- First-Half Moneyline | Saints -186 (SugarHouse)
- Highest-Scoring Quarter | Fourth +195 (DraftKings)
- First Turnover | Falcons -129 (William Hill)
All odds current as of publication but subject to change. Check out the latest Saints-Falcons odds here.
PICK 1: Saints -6.5
The Falcons defense didn’t allow a TD in consecutive wins over the Saints and Panthers, then got steamrolled by the Buccaneers on Sunday.
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Matt Ryan was pulled on offense in a 13-point home loss. The Saints will be motivated to avenge the surprising home loss of three weeks ago and the battered Falcons will struggle to contain both Drew Brees and Alvin Kamara.
PICK 2: Under 50 Points
Few teams are as maddeningly inconsistent offensively as the Falcons, who have scored 32 or more points twice and been held to 12 points or less three times. I’d expect closer to the latter against the Saints’ 10th-ranked defense.
The Under is 4-1 in the Falcons’ last five at home and it’s 4-1 in the last five meetings between these teams.
PICK 3: First-Half Moneyline — Saints
The Saints have become a first-quarter team lately, racking up 30 points the last three weeks in the opening frame. That’s more than their defense has allowed in the first half all season (8.5 ppg). Meanwhile, only the Dolphins and Giants allow more first-half points than the Falcons (16.5 ppg).
PICK 4: Highest-Scoring Quarter — Fourth
The Falcons lead the NFL in fourth-quarter scoring — mostly because of garbage-time points as they rally from insurmountable deficits. Let’s look for that again as the Saints build a lead for three quarters and the Falcons pad some stats late. Kamara and New Orleans will get a few points of their own in the fourth.
PICK 5: First Turnover — Falcons
The Saints have turned the ball over just seven times in 11 games. The Falcons have seven fumbles lost — 16 fumbles overall — plus 11 INTs. New Orleans has also forced five more turnovers than Atlanta.
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