Monday Night Special

Week 16

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-4, 5-2 road) at ATLANTA FALCONS (12-2, 6-0 home)

Monday, December 27, 2010
Time:
8:35pm
Weather: Indoors
Opening Line: Falcons -2/47.5
Current Line: Falcons -2.5/50.5

Last Meeting: September 26, 2010 in New Orleans (Falcons 27, Saints 24)

Note: New Orleans has won seven of the last nine meetings between these two teams.

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ATS: Against the spread

New Orleans Saints

Saints are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.
Saints are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games.
Saints are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.

Atlanta Falcons

Falcons are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in December.
Falcons are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Falcons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC.
Falcons are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a home favorite.

Analysis: The Ice Man is 19-1 career at the Georgia Dome, but Drew Brees and the Saints are coming off a critical loss at Baltimore and are facing a must-win situation Monday night at Atlanta. In a game that has all the makings of a shootout, I’ll side with the team that plays better on the defensive side of the football.

Current Monday/Thursday Record: 17-9-1

Pick: A rare double dipper from Joe Fortenbaugh. I’ll take the Saints plus the points and also like the OVER in this NFC South showdown. These two teams are averaging 53.0 total points per game over their last six outings.

Upcoming Games

Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Kansas City -3 +103

Tennessee +3 +103

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Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Washington +7.5 -107

Green Bay -7.5 -107

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Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Carolina -3 -117

NY Giants +3 -117

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Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

NY Jets +7 -105

New England -7 -105

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Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Atlanta +3 -112

Miami -3 -112

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Oct 24th, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati +7 +108

Baltimore -7 +108

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Oct 24th, 4:05 PM

Detroit +13.5 -110

LA Rams -13.5 -110

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Oct 24th, 4:05 PM

Philadelphia +2.5 -122

Las Vegas -2.5 -122

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Oct 24th, 4:25 PM

Houston +14.5 -107

Arizona -14.5 -107

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Oct 24th, 4:25 PM

Chicago +10 -107

Tampa Bay -10 -107

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Oct 24th, 8:20 PM

Indianapolis +3.5 -118

San Francisco -3.5 -118

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Oct 25th, 8:15 PM

New Orleans -3 -120

Seattle +3 -120

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Oct 28th, 8:20 PM

Green Bay +3.5 -108

Arizona -3.5 -108

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

LA Rams -14 -111

Houston +14 -111

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

San Francisco -3.5 -111

Chicago +3.5 -111

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Miami +11.5 -112

Buffalo -11.5 -112

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Cincinnati -4.5 -115

NY Jets +4.5 -115

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Tennessee +2.5 -111

Indianapolis -2.5 -111

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh +3 -105

Cleveland -3 -105

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Philadelphia -4 -111

Detroit +4 -111

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Oct 31st, 1:00 PM

Carolina +2.5 -111

Atlanta -2.5 -111

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Oct 31st, 4:05 PM

New England +5.5 -110

LA Chargers -5.5 -110

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Oct 31st, 4:05 PM

Jacksonville +3.5 -112

Seattle -3.5 -112

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Oct 31st, 4:25 PM

Washington +3.5 -116

Denver -3.5 -116

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Oct 31st, 4:25 PM

Tampa Bay -4 -111

New Orleans +4 -111

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Oct 31st, 8:20 PM

Dallas -2.5 -110

Minnesota +2.5 -110

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