NFL | New Orleans 27 @ Atlanta 26 | 09/11 | 5:00 PM UTC
New Orleans -5.5
ANALYSIS: There's a statistic you should know for this week. Since 2014, NFL Divisional opponents playing in Week 1 have seen the underdog cover in 76% of those games. We have six of said games this weekend to start the season including this one...but go elsewhere for that underdog love. New Orleans has won four straight in Atlanta alone, in fact they haven't lost there since 2017. The Falcons at home last season? 0-7 ATS. That's not a typo. I'll take it one step further, the only home game Atlanta covered last season was in London against the Jets. The one thing the Falcons did right was avoid sacks however Matt Ryan had a lot to do with that and he's long gone. Marcus Mariota will take sacks...often...and unfortunately for him this Saints defensive front excels in just that. Jameis Winston will put up big numbers on this defense and not sure Mariota will be able to keep up.