NFL Week 14 TNF Betting Odds Preview
An NFC South division matchup gets Week 14 started Thursday night, as the New Orleans Saints visit the Atlanta Falcons.
At Bovada Sportsbook, they’re listing the Saints as a 2-point road favorite. Last week New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 31-21 as a 5.5-point favorite. Drew Brees completed 25 of 34 passes for 269 yards with a touchdown pass in the win. The Saints ground game dominated with Mark Ingram rushing for 85 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, and Alvin Kamara rushing for 60 yards and a pair of touchdowns on nine carries.
The Falcons had a three-game winning streak snapped last week, falling to the Minnesota Vikings 14-9 as a 2-point favorite. Matt Ryan completed 16 of 29 passes for only 173 yards. Devonta Freeman returned from injury and rushed for 74 yards on 12 carries, and Julio Jones was limited to two receptions for 24 yards.
With last week’s win, New Orleans is 9-1 straight up and 7-3 against the spread in its last 10 games. On the road the Saints have been one of the best bets in the NFL at 3-1 SU and ATS in their last four, and 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 games. As a road favorite the Saints are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games.
Atlanta has been rough on bettors this season with a 3-6 ATS record in its last nine games. At home the Falcons have also disappointed at 2-3 SU and ATS in their last five, but as a home underdog they’re 7-1 ATS in their last eight. Atlanta has been solid in night games, with a 9-2 ATS record in the last 11.
In this matchup the Falcons are 4-2 SU in their last six versus the Saints, but only 3-3 ATS. In the last four between Atlanta and New Orleans, the Saints are 3-1 ATS.
For totals bettors the Saints are 7-5 OVER on the season, while the Falcons are 7-5 UNDER. For the Saints, four of their last five games played on Thursday have gone UNDER the posted total, while in the last nine matchups between New Orleans and Atlanta the UNDER is 5-3-1.