Week 16 NFL Against the Spread Expert Picks: Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints


Pickwatch is about more than just listing picks – in our weekly matchup breakdowns we rank experts by their against the spread accuracy, highlight those who pick just these two teams best, and show you how hard it has been on average to predict them at home and on the road.

Kick off: Sunday 1pm
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
TV: Fox
Line: New Orleans -6.5
New Orleans Home vs Spread: 2-5 (Streak L4)
Atlanta Road vs Spread: 1-5 (Streak L1)

KEY:
Overall: The expert’s overall correct pick %  picking this team’s games vs the closing spread
Home: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s home games vs the closing spread
Road: The expert’s correct pick % picking only this team’s road games vs the closing spread
GREENThe expert(s) with the best combined correct pick percentage when picking the road team on the road, and the home team at home
NEW! Expert ATS Standings for 2014 with all weekly data and last 5 weeks score

NEW! Matchup Guides (Available Thursday for TNF, Sunday for all other matchups):
TEN @ JAX    PHI @ WAS    SD @ SF    MIN @ MIA    BAL @ HOU    DET @ CHI    CLE @ CAR    ATL @ NO
GB @ TB    KC @ PIT    NE @ NYJ    NYG @ STL    BUF @ OAK    IND @ DAL    SEA @ ARI    DEN @ CIN




Atlanta Falcons  ATL @ New Orleans Saints  NO
Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick Rank Expert Affiliation Overall Home Road Pick
1 Vic Tafur SFGate 79% 71% 86% NO 1 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 79% 100% 57% ATL
2 Chase Keefer Las Vegas Sun 71% 71% 71% ATL 2 John Boell Newsday 71% 86% 57% ATL
3 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 57% 43% 71% NO 3 Vic Tafur SFGate 71% 86% 57% NO
4 Numberfire Numberfire 57% 43% 71% ATL 4 Teamrankings Teamrankings 64% 86% 43% ATL
5 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 52% 33% 71% ATL 5 Dave Richard CBS 50% 86% 14% NO
6 Jim McBride Boston Globe 55% 43% 67% 6 Brandon George DallasNews.com 50% 86% 14% ATL
7 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 71% 86% 57% ATL 7 Frank Schwab Yahoo 50% 86% 14% ATL
8 Dave Richard CBS 57% 57% 57% NO 8 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 64% 71% 57% ATL
9 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 50% 43% 57% ATL 9 David Moore DallasNews.com 57% 71% 43% ATL
10 Bob Glauber Newsday 49% 40% 57% NO 10 Sam Farmer LA Times 52% 71% 33% ATL
11 John Breech CBS 36% 14% 57% NO 11 Pete Prisco CBS 50% 71% 29% ATL
12 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 36% 14% 57% ATL 12 Mario Mergola XNSports/AOL 50% 71% 29% ATL
13 Will Brinson CBS 64% 86% 43% ATL 13 Ben Volin Boston Globe 50% 57% 43% ATL
14 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 57% 71% 43% ATL 14 Rick Gosselin DallasNews.com 50% 57% 43% ATL
15 Tom Rock Newsday 51% 60% 43% NO 15 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 43% 57% 29% ATL
16 Josh Katzowitz CBS 50% 57% 43% ATL 16 Ryan Wilson CBS 43% 57% 29% NO
17 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 50% 57% 43% ATL 17 Dave Tuley ESPN 75% 50% 100%
18 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 50% 57% 43% NO 18 Pickwatch Pickwatch 71% 43% 100% ATL
19 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 50% 57% 43% ATL 19 Neil Greenberg Washington Post 57% 43% 71% ATL
20 Frank Schwab Yahoo 50% 57% 43% ATL 20 John Breech CBS 50% 43% 57% NO
21 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 46% 50% 43% NO 21 Numberfire Numberfire 50% 43% 57% ATL
22 Michael Whitmer Boston Globe 43% 43% 43% ATL 22 Josh Katzowitz CBS 43% 43% 43% ATL
23 Jason La Canfora CBS 43% 43% 43% ATL 23 Shalise Young Boston Globe 36% 43% 29% NO
24 Pete Prisco CBS 43% 43% 43% ATL 24 Kevin Sherrington DallasNews.com 36% 43% 29% NO
25 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 43% 43% 43% ATL 25 Newy Scruggs DallasNews.com 36% 43% 29% ATL
26 Walterfootball Walterfootball 43% 43% 43% ATL 26 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 36% 43% 29% ATL
27 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 36% 29% 43% ATL 27 Tim Cowlishaw DallasNews.com 21% 43% 0% ATL
28 David Moore DallasNews.com 36% 29% 43% ATL 28 Bob Glauber Newsday 25% 33% 17% NO
29 Pickwatch Pickwatch 40% 40% 40% ATL 29 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 17% 33% 0%
30 John Boell Newsday 57% 86% 29% ATL 30 Dana Larson DallasNews.com 43% 29% 57% ATL
31 Christopher Gasper Boston Globe 50% 71% 29% ATL 31 Walterfootball Walterfootball 43% 29% 57% ATL
32 Shalise Young Boston Globe 50% 71% 29% NO 32 Jim McBride Boston Globe 36% 29% 43%
33 Ben Volin Boston Globe 36% 43% 29% ATL 33 Jason La Canfora CBS 36% 29% 43% ATL
34 Brandon George DallasNews.com 36% 43% 29% ATL 34 Will Brinson CBS 36% 29% 43% ATL
35 Sean Leahy Boston Globe 34% 40% 29% 35 Rainer Sabin DallasNews.com 36% 29% 43% NO
36 Ryan Wilson CBS 29% 29% 29% NO 36 Jamey Eisenberg CBS 29% 29% 29% ATL
37 Teamrankings Teamrankings 21% 14% 29% ATL 37 Craig Miller DallasNews.com 21% 29% 14% ATL
38 Dave Tuley ESPN 43% 67% 20% 38 FiveThirtyEight FiveThirtyEight 21% 29% 14% ATL
39 Bill Simmons Grantland 36% 57% 14% ATL 39 Tom Rock Newsday 25% 17% 33% NO
40 Sam Farmer LA Times 36% 57% 14% ATL 40 Bill Simmons Grantland 29% 14% 43% ATL
41 Consensus Pick Pickwatch 14% 29% 0% ATL 41 Kimberley A Martin Newsday 8% 0% 17% NO
Average Home Road Average Home Road
47% 50% 44% 44% 50% 39%