You can find this week 18 NFL matchup between the Falcons and Saints on CBS at 1:00 (1/7/24). This game will be played at Caesars Superdome in New Orleans (LA). N


The Pick: Atlanta Falcons +3.5

This game will be played at Caesars Superdome at 1:00 ET on Sunday, January 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 20-18 in favor of the Saints.
  • Our projections have Taylor Heinicke finishing with 185.921 passing yards on 15.709/27.144 passing.
  • The Saints are projected to finish with 314 yards of offense compared to the 298 yards for the Falcons.

Will the Falcons Defense Show Up on the Road?

In the NFC-South standings, the Falcons find themselves in 3rd place with a record of 7-9. In the NFC, Atlanta is in 12th place as week 18 approaches. The Falcons' scoring margin for the season is currently -1.3. This has contributed to their ATS record of 5-11.

So far this season, the Atlanta offense has been averaging 19 points per game, ranking them 23rd in the league. This season, the Atlanta's passing offense is 22nd in passing attempts. Their average of 200.8 passing yards per contest, has them 22nd in the NFL.

On the ground, the Falcons have ran the ball an average of 31.1 times per game and are 8th in rushing yards. So far, they are averaging 4.2 yards per rushing attempt.

On the defensive front, the Falcons enter the game as the 12th ranked team in tackles for loss and 12th in sacks. Their opponents are averaging 20.3 points per game against them, along with an average of 316.1 yards per contest.

Will the Saints Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

The Saints currently hold the 2nd spot in the NFC-South this season, with an overall record of 8-8. In games outside their conference, they have a 3-2 record, and in NFC games, they have a NFC record. The Saints' current scoring margin for the season stands at +2.8, contributing to their ATS record of 5-10-1.

On offense, the Saints are at 22.1 points per game, putting them 13th in the NFL. New Orleans' passing attack comes in to this week's game ranked 12th in passing yards. In addition, they are 7th in attempts, throwing the ball an average of 36.1 times per game.

So far, the Saints have run the ball an average of 27.8 times per game and currently hold the 21st spot in rushing yards. On a per-attempt basis, they average 3.6 yards which is 31st.

Defensively, New Orleans is 6th in points allowed. So far, opponents are averaging 19.4 points per game against them on 323.3 yards allowed per contest.