|2013 NBC Sunday Night Football Week 4 Odds: Patriots vs. Falcons|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 29 September 2013 13:30|
Patriots vs. Falcons Odds
Atlanta is 1-2 on the season, 1-0 at home and 1-2 against the spread. New England is 3-0 overall, 1-0 on the road and 1-2 against the spread. New England has won and covered in three straight over the Falcons.
Trends show that the Patriots are 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 week-4 games. Atlanta is 0-4 ATS in its last 4 week-4 games and 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games overall.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Atlanta is the favorite at home, as the Falcons have odds of -2.5 points against New England. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the contest as even, but the spread quickly moved to the side of the Falcons. It has now peaked with Atlanta favored by 2.5 points. The over/under total opened at 49.5 points and only bumped up to 50 before falling back to its opening.
Atlanta is coming off a tough 27-23 loss at Miami last week. The Falcons have had all three of their games decided by 7 points or less. Miami scored the game-winning touchdowns with 38 seconds left to play. The Falcons are giving up just 375 yards per game while posting only 379 yards per contest. Matt Ryan has thrown for 909 yards and six touchdowns to lead the offense. Osi Umenyiora is leading the defense with two sacks.
New England has gotten off to a 3-0 start, thanks to a 23-3 win over Tampa Bay last Sunday. The Patriots had a stronger showing after winning their first two games by a combined five points. New England held Tampa Bay to just 323 total yards in the win. The New England defense is allowing just 319 total yards per game while the offense is posting 340.4 yards. Tom Brady has thrown for 698 yards and five touchdowns in the three games to lead the offense while Aqib Talib is leading the defense with three interceptions.
In terms of Injuries, New England receiver Danny Amendola (groin) is questionable and tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) is doubtful. Atlanta receivers Julio Jones (knee) and Roddy White (ankle) are both listed as questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Atlanta, as the Falcons are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -2.5 points against New England.