Atlanta Falcons versus New Orleans Saints NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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The Atlanta Falcons will be in search of a playoff berth when they face a tough task against the explosive Drew Brees led New Orleans Saints on Monday night football.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker reflects the home standing New Orleans Saints favored by -6 ½ points with an over under of 52 ½ points.

A bet on the favored Saints on the money line returns -280 odds.

If you place your money on the 9-5 Atlanta Falcons to win straight up at Oddsmaker you return is a nice +240 odds for the day after Christmas.

There is plenty at stake for both teams in this game. Motivation is a very important element when betting NFL pro football in week sixteen.

A win by the 11-3 New Orleans Saints gives them the NFC south crown and gives them hope for a first round bye in the playoffs.

With an Atlanta victory the Falcons will clinch a playoff berth.

The Falcons are in revenge mode for this game as they dropped a 26-23 overtime home decision in their first meeting in mid-November as a -1 point favorite.

Atlanta was able to outgain the Saints as they tallied 481 offensive yards to the Saints 363 yards.

The concern for the Falcons in this game is the play of the New Orleans Saints on their home field in 2011.

The Saints have averaged nearly 40 points per game at home with 476 offensive yards.

The Falcons have had a drop off in scoring on the highway this season at just 21 points per road contest.

Atlanta produced just 10 points at Houston, 14 points at Tampa Bay and 12 points at Chicago all resulting in losses on the road.

After a humiliating 10 point road loss at hapless St Louis the Saints have strung together six straight wins.

The Saints are a perfect 6-0 at home. The closest any team has been to them at home was Houston who dropped a 7 point decision. Five of New Orleans six home wins have been by double digit margins.

There is a trend in this game to the under as the teams have gone under in three of their past four meetings. Atlanta is 9-2 to the under in their past 11 games on the 2011 season.

The Falcons and Saints will tee it up on Monday night football from New Orleans at 8:30PM Eastern Time. ESPN will provide the national television coverage.

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