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Saints streak of being home favorites ends this week

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This has been a season unlike any other for the Saints.

So it makes sense they’re seeing betting lines unlike any other.

According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Falcons are a 2 1/2-point favorite Sunday.

That means the Saints are an underdog at the Superdome for the first time since 2008. The streak of 31 straight games as a home favorite speaks to the quality of football the Saints have played, and the kind of home field advantage they’ve enjoyed.

The last road favorites there were the Panthers on Dec. 28, 2008, and they were a 1-point favorite (and won 33-31, which explains why I don’t gamble).

The Saints have been favorites in 51 of 55 home games since the stadium got its post-Katrina renovations. The other three were all in 2006.

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8 Responses to “Saints streak of being home favorites ends this week”
  1. goodellgate says: Nov 9, 2012 9:26 AM

    8-1.

  2. sb44champs says: Nov 9, 2012 9:50 AM

    Doesn’t matter what the Failcans do this week, they will more than likely choke in the real games that count – playoffs!!!

  3. falconsfan says: Nov 9, 2012 10:07 AM

    3-6.

    …and yes it does matter what the Falcons do this week because a win in the Super Dome in November and on 2/3/13 would bother a great deal of Saints fans for decades.

    Not saying it will happen but it COULD. :)

  4. falconsfan says: Nov 9, 2012 10:08 AM

    BTW, I do think the Saints get to 5 wins by mid-December… they won’t get to 8 this year.

  5. purplegreenandgold says: Nov 9, 2012 10:27 AM

    According to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Falcons are a 2 1/2-point favorite Sunday.
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    translation: its going to be a close game maybe even the last team with the football ends it with a field goal …nothing more… nothing less.

  6. chattanola says: Nov 9, 2012 10:29 AM

    The Saints earned this underdog status by losing at home to the Redskins and the Chiefs (!!!). So no surprise that Las Vegas won’t be fooled again.

    Watch out bettors. The Saints/Falcon games almost always come down to that 3 point field goal making it a 50/50 proposition regardless of team standings.

  7. dexterismyhero says: Nov 9, 2012 10:42 AM

    already 0-2 this year against Chiefs & Skins………

  8. hartcarluncarlun says: Nov 9, 2012 10:46 AM

    This game will not be as close as people think. The Falcons offense against 32 ranked pass def and 31 run def…..not a good mix. Ryan throws over 400 and Julio and Roddy both go over 100.

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