Packers vs. Falcons Pick

NFL Week 2 Picks: Will Packers vs. Falcons live up to hype of shootout?

Will the Packers and Falcons light up the scoreboard on Sunday night when Atlanta opens its brand new stadium?

Game Info

Who: Packers (1-0) at Falcons (1-0)

When: Sunday, September 17, 8:30PM ET

Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

The Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Falcons are 3-point home favorites versus the Packers, who opened as 1-point road underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 54.5 and that's where it currently sits.

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GREEN BAY PACKERS BETTING TRENDS

The Packers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games overall, are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games in September, and are 5-1 at the betting window in their last six games coming off a win. They're also 40-19-1 against the spread in their last 60 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous contest.

ATLANTA FALCONS BETTING TRENDS

The Falcons are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games versus NFC opponents and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven games played in September. They're also 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games played in Week 2 of the season.

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OUR PREDICTION: Everyone is expecting a shootout on Sunday night and given the firepower that both teams possess offensively, why would you expect any different? That said, both of these teams should be improved defensively. Plus, the Falcons could take a few weeks before they start firing on all cylinders under new offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. I doubt they average 30 points a game like they did a year ago, at least not this early in the season. I like the under.

 

NFL WEEK 2 PICK: PACKERS/FALCONS UNDER 54.5

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