New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons NFL Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions for Week 18

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  • The Saints (8-8) are -3.5 favorites vs the Falcons (7-9)
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 4:25pm EST on FOX
  • Total (Over/Under): 40 points

The Atlanta Falcons (7-9) play the New Orleans Saints (8-8) on Sunday, January 9, 2022 4:25pm EST at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The Saints are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at -3.5 (-110).

The total (Over/Under) is 40 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, Week 18

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:25pm EST
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Atlanta, GA at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons Betting Odds & Spread, Week 18

SpreadTotal (O/U)Moneyline
New Orleans Saints-3.5 -11040 -110-185
Atlanta Falcons +3.5 -11040 -110155

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New Orleans Saints: Keys to the Game vs. the Atlanta Falcons

The Saints are 17-3 (.850) on the road since the 2018 season — best in NFL; League Avg: .448

The Saints are 8-3 (.727) when not forcing a turnover since the 2019 season — best in NFL; League Avg: .258.

The Saints are 5-3 (.625) when not forcing a turnover since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .248.

The Saints are 2-7-1 (.200) when committing 1 or more turnovers this season — 5th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .400.

Atlanta Falcons: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Saints

The Falcons are winless (0-13) whe trailing at the end of the frist half since last season — tied for worst in NFL; League Avg: .199.

The Falcons are 3-12 (.200) when converting less than 55% of its red zone chances into touchdowns since last season — tied for 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: .418.

The Falcons are 1-8 (.111) when allowing more than 3 explosive runs since last season — 4th-worst in NFL; League Avg: .355.

The Falcons are 2-14 (.125) when intercepting no passes since last season — 3rd-worst in NFL; League Avg: .339.

Additional Matchup Notes for New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, Week 18

The Falcons have run successful plays on just 36.8% of rush attempts since the 2020 season — second-worst in NFL. Saints have allowed successful plays on just 36.7% of rush attempts since last season — best in NFL.

The Falcons have run successful plays on just 34.9% of rush attempts this season — third-worst in NFL. Saints have allowed successful plays on just 33.3% of rush attempts this season — best in NFL.

The Falcons have scored on 23.3% of their drives in the second half this season — fourth-worst in NFL. The Saints defense has allowed scores on 28.6% of opponent drives in the second half this season — second-best in NFL.

The Saints have scored 4.7 points per Red Zone drive this season — tied for best in NFL. The Falcons have allowed 4.9 points per Red Zone drive this season — third-worst in NFL.

The Saints have rushed the ball on 62.5% of plays from scrimmage in the red zone since Week 14 — third-highest in NFL. The Falcons have allowed 9 rushing touchdowns in the Red Zone since Week 14 — most in NFL.

The Saints have scored 79 TDs in the red zone since the 2020 season — fifth-most in NFL. The Falcons have allowed 77 TDs when defending in the red zone since last season — tied for second-most in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Game, Week 18

  • Atlanta Falcons - No Injuries Reported
  • New Orleans Saints - No Injuries Reported

New Orleans Saints Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Saints rushed for 30 TDs last season — most in NFL

The Saints have gone three and out on 41% of their drives in the 3rd quarter this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 20%.

The Saints have gone three and out 20 times in the 3rd quarter this season — most in NFL.

The Saints ran successful plays on 0% of rush attempts in the 1st half in Week 17 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 47%.

Atlanta Falcons Offense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Falcons ran successful plays on 31% of rush attempts in the red zone last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 49%

The Falcons have run successful plays on 29% of rush attempts in the 4th quarter this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 42%.

The Falcons have run successful plays on 25% of rush attempts in close and late situations this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 42%.

The Falcons allowed a QB hit on 35% of pass attempts in Week 17 — 2nd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 15%.

New Orleans Saints Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

Only 6% of the plays run against the Saints have been in the red zone in the 4th quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 17%.

The Saints defense has allowed successful plays on 38% of plays this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 43%.

The Saints defense has allowed successful plays on 32% of plays in the 4th quarter this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 43%.

The Saints defense has allowed successful plays on 37% of pass attempts in the 4th quarter this season — 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

Atlanta Falcons Defense: Important Stats for Week 18

The Falcons defense has sacked opposing QBs on just 3% of pass attempts (17/568) this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 6%.

51% of the plays ran against the Falcons were in the red zone in the 1st half in Week 17 — worst in NFL; League Avg: 16%.

The Falcons defense has averaged a sack every 33.4 pass attempts (568 Pass Attempts/17 Sacks) this season — worst attempts per sack rate in NFL; League Avg: 16.3.

The Falcons defense has averaged a sack every 60.5 pass attempts (121 Pass Attempts/2 Sacks) since Week 14 — worst attempts per sack rate in NFL; League Avg: 15.3.

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