Packers vs. Falcons Pick

Packers vs. Falcons Picks: Will NFC Title Guaranteed to be Shootout? 1/22/17

Will Sunday's NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Falcons at 3:05PM ET be the shootout that everyone expects?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Falcons are 5.5-point home favorites versus the Packers after opening as a 5-point favorite. As for the total, the number sits at a whopping 60.5 after it opened at an equally-whopping 59.5 points.

Bet NFL Championship Sunday Games

The Packers will head into this weekend severely banged-up on both sides of the ball. Jordy Nelson is doubtful for Sunday due to a ribs injury suffered Wildcard Weekend versus the Giants, while Davante Adams is questionable with an ankle injury. Defensively, Morgan Burnett is questionable after suffering a quad injury last Sunday versus the Cowboys, while Quinten Rollins is question due to a concussion. Clay Matthews, at least, is probably with a shoulder ailment.

The Falcons, meanwhile, are relatively healthy. Julio Jones hasn't practiced this week due to a reoccurring toe/foot injury, but he should play on Sunday. The same goes for Taylor Gabriel (foot), although safety Keanu Neal is questionable with a foot injury. Adrian Clayborn is out for the rest of the season after tearing his biceps injury.

NFL Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports|Injuries|Odds Comparison|Scoreboard|Betting Trends

OUR PREDICTION: Even though the total is set ridiculously high at 60.5, there's no good reason to bet the under on Sunday. The Falcons are averaging nearly 34 points a game and just hung 36 points on a Seattle defense that was without Earl Thomas, but is still significantly better than Green Bay's banged-up defensive unit. Aaron Rodgers will also produce plenty of points against an improved Atlanta defense, but one that is still susceptible of giving up touchdowns inside the red zone. In fact, the Falcons own the worst red zone defense in the NFL. The over is 6-0 in the Falcons' last six playoff home games, is 9-0 in their last nine home games overall, and is 11-1-1 in their last 13 conference games.



Recent NFL Discussions

Saturday 10/24 CFB on Sat, Oct 2020 by GarbageMan
GOLF MLB COLL FOR FRI THURS OK BUT on Fri, Oct 2020 by Bearcat1
Newsletters Week 8 (NFL Week 7) on Fri, Oct 2020 by Shazman
Free Premium Service Plays For Saturday 10/24/20 on Fri, Oct 2020 by NeverSplitAces

NFL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Giants vs. Eagles TNF Prediction NFC East foes meet on Thursday Night Football this week, as the Eagles host the Giants at 8:20 p.m. ET. The Eagles are laying 4.5 points but are just 1-4-1 to start...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Cowboys Over/Under Pick The total for tonight’s Monday Night Football clash between the Cardinals and Cowboys opened at 52 but has climbed to 55 points at most sportsbooks. Will these...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Cowboys Spread Prediction The second game of Monday night’s double-header is set for 8:15 p.m. ET in Dallas where the Cowboys will host the Cardinals. Will Andy Dalton lead the ‘Boys...
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Bills Total Prediction The total for Monday night’s Chiefs-Bills matchup is sitting at a whopping 56 points after opening at 55 at most sports books. Even given the offensive firepower on...
Thumbnail Chiefs vs. Bills Spread Prediction The first of two Monday night NFL games will take place in Buffalo where Josh Allen and the Bills will host the Chiefs at 5:00 p.m. ET. Kansas City is favored but is...

NFL Headlines