The Atlanta Falcons are 7-0 straight up and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games as a betting favorite. The Falcons are favored in this Sunday night’s rematch of last year’s NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.
Atlanta is a 3-point home betting favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In the NFC Championship Game last season in Atlanta, the Falcons won 44-21, easily covering the spread as 6.5-point favorites.
Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons
When: Sunday, September 17, 8:30 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Betting Line / Total: Atlanta -3 / 55.5 Points
Coming off a 13-6 SU and 12-7 ATS campaign in 2016, the biggest concern around this year’s Falcons squad is whether or not the team can avoid a Super Bowl hangover after last year’s big collapse against New England.
Atlanta didn’t look particularly sharp in last Sunday’s 23-17 road win over Chicago, but a goal line stand in the closing moments got the Falcons’ season off on the right foot with a win. A victory over a much stronger opponent this week would be an even bigger statement.
The Falcons have enjoyed strong starts in recent seasons with a 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS record in their last seven games played in September. Atlanta has fared particularly well in Week 2, going 7-1 SU and ATS in its last eight Week 2 games per the OddsShark NFL Database.
Green Bay Packers
Green Bay’s loss to Atlanta last season was the only one the team has suffered over its last 10 games, going 9-1 SU and 8-2 ATS over that stretch. The Packers won with their defense…
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