The Atlanta Falcons made their second Super Bowl appearance in 2016-17 after winning the NFC South with an 11-5 record. They beat both the highly touted Carolina Panthers and the up-and-coming Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take the division. Most of their success was thanks to their offense, which was the best in the league in terms of points per game. They scored 33.8 points per game to lead all other NFL outfits. Matt Ryan had an MVP-type season and deserves all the hype directed towards him.
Who Does Atlanta Falcons Play Next
Scroll down to see who the Atlanta Falcons will be playing this week. This tool will show you everything you need to make your next bet, from the overs, unders, spreads and moneylines.
Game lines have a propensity to change quite frequently in the NFL. They are usually published a few days in advance of the actual meeting and will be tweaked throughout the week to account for injuries, key returns and an imbalanced amount of action on one particular bet or team.
Say the Falcons are four point underdogs when lining up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. You bet on the Steelers around Tuesday, only to find out that star wide receiver Antonio Brown has an ankle injury and won’t be ready to rock.
Sportsbooks, in this scenario, will likely move the line down, making this a pick ’em game or perhaps moving points in favor of the Falcons. If you’ve already placed your wager, you won’t be able to rescind your bet, but you’ll be aware of the situation and can decide whether to make another gamble elsewhere to account for your probable losses on that selection. If you haven’t made your bet, looking at this page will have saved you from making a possible mistake.
Atlanta Falcons Game Schedule
This is the Atlanta Falcons’ complete game schedule. It’s most useful to keep up on who they are playing and when, in addition to helping you plan some of your wagers in advance.
Poring over future games won’t give you early access to lines, but you can still study the matchups in a way that lets you get out in front of the sportsbooks and your betting peers. And that starts with looking back.
Previous scores and game outcomes tell you how the Falcons fare in situations. Do they struggle against strong defensive teams? Have they had problems beating above average offensive units? Are they better at covering the spread when they are home or when they are away? What’s their record as the favorite against double digit spreads? How about when they are the underdog?
Apply the answers from questions like these, among others, to future games based on the team Atlanta is matching up against and where (home or away), and you’ll have formulated a betting blueprint that takes much of the guesswork out of the gambling equation.
Atlanta Falcons Standings Today
Check out the Atlanta Falcons’ place in the current standings right here. This helps you monitor their futures potential.
If the Falcons’ record is among the best in the NFC South, you know to make them division plays. And if it’s among the best in the NFC and NFL at large, you’ll be smart enough to pencil them in as everything bets.
If their records don’t hold any water in these departments, that’s when you know to stay away.
|1||New England Patriots||16||14||2||441||250||0.875|
|3||Kansas City Chiefs||16||12||4||389||311||0.750|
|6||New York Giants||16||11||5||310||284||0.688|
|8||Green Bay Packers||16||10||6||432||388||0.625|
|14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||9||7||354||369||0.563|
|22||New Orleans Saints||16||7||9||469||454||0.438|
|26||New York Jets||16||5||11||275||409||0.313|
|27||San Diego Chargers||16||5||11||410||423||0.313|
|28||Los Angeles Rams||16||4||12||224||394||0.250|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||16||2||14||309||480||0.125|
Altlanta Falcons Super Bowl LI Betting Tips
The Falcons, even after the incredible season they had, are going into the Super Bowl as three-point underdogs. But don’t worry about that, as underdogs have won the last five Super Bowls, including seven of the last nine.
Atlanta’s offense isn’t slowing down and their defense is playing the best they’ve played all season. And at the perfect time, too.
Atlanta’s Super Bowl LI success depends massively on how well Matt Ryan plays. It doesn’t look like the MVP candidate will take his foot off the pedal but he’s up against the league’s best defensive unit so something has to give.
Back the Falcons on the spread but avoid them on the moneyline unless you think Ryan is going to have a career game. It’s going to take a lot to derail this New England juggernaut, especially as Tom Brady has the chance to do what no quarterback has ever done, win five Super Bowls.