The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 1 NFL Picks: Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints
Date: Sunday, August 8th, 1:00 ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
NFL Betting Odds: New Orleans -3 (54.5)
Falcons vs. Saints On TV: FOX
The Saints and the Falcons know all about each other, and it was truthfully awfully surprising to think that QB Drew Brees threw five picks in a game last year against the Falcons. You know that he has been thinking about that one all offseason long, especially following a season in which the team didn’t get into the playoffs. Brees has all of his tools to succeed again this year, knowing that RB Darren Sproles, TE Jimmy Graham, and WRs Lance Moore and Marques Colston are all back and will all make a huge impact in the passing game. What makes this season different though, is that Head Coach Sean Payton and the entire coaching staff is back and has been around for the full offseason. Last year’s Bounty Gate scandal really screwed up everything that New Orleans was trying to do, and the team really didn’t end up getting out of the blocks in good form.
That being said, we think that the Falcons are badly being underrated here in this one. This is a team that went 5-2-1 ATS last season on the road. It was also a team that was dominating in the NFC South, winning by six games in the division. QB Matt Ryan isn’t afraid of going on the road and winning big time games, especially when they’re played inside the comforts of a dome. The Saints defensively had absolutely no answers for TE Tony Gonzalez in two games last season, and we’d bet that Gonzo and the Falcons come up with the upset on Sunday.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Pick: Atlanta Falcons +3
Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints Score Prediction: Falcons 27 – Saints 21