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Point Spread: Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints

 Yet another great NFL week for the sports betting folks with the majority of the games going the bettor's way, the Monday night football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints set to close Week 8 football, we have the latest point spread and betting odds on this matchup. When the Atlanta Falcons (4-2) met with the New Orleans Saints (6-0) last year the Saints got barely away with a 29-25 victory but according to the point spread and odds posted by the online sportsbooks, this year things are much different, indeed. And even though both of these two NFL franchises are doing much better in the 09-10 football season, we have some betting numbers that may surprise some of you.

 Starting with the lines and point spread on the Falcons - Saints game as published by the famous online sportsbook Bookmaker, we find the New Orleans as a heavy favorite to win their 7th in a row, while the Falcons will come out at the Superdome as big underdog. At the sports betting website the odds on the Saints to win the game are currently at -605 and the line on the Falcons to deliver an upset is posted at +480. The Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Satins point spread is currently at -12 points chalk the Saints with the sportsbook expecting the total to be at 55.5 points. Clearly a gigantic point spread on this Monday night football game, but as we have pointed out before - the current football season is favoring the bettors in a big way, forcing the sportsbooks to increase the point spreads on the underdogs to attract more 2-sided action on the lines. And with the Falcons Saints game it seems to be working - according to the latest information we have, the majority of the bettors are actually taking advantage of this and are betting with the Atlanta Falcons to cover the big spread.

 And no surprise, considering the betting trends on these two football teams. The Atlanta Falcons are 4-2 against the spread in their last 6 games, even though Atlanta is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 games when playing on the road against the New Orleans Saints. Meanwhile New Orleans has covered the spread five times in their last 5 games and the total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games at home. Injuries, however, could hinder the much anticipated upset by the Falcons with a long list of questionable players. Some of the Flacons; questionable for the Monday night football game include running backs Jerious Norwood and Jason Snelling, defensive end John Abraham, cornerback Christopher Owens, tackle Sam Baker and defensive end Kroy Biermann. Meanwhile at the New Orleans team only defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis is out for Week 8 and linebacker Scott Fujita remains questionable, with the rest of the players on the Saints injury list being upgraded to probable for the game against the Falcons tonight.

 Published on 11/02/2009

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