NFL betting handicappers are just as impressed with the Atlanta Falcons as they have emerged as a bona fide NFL gambling contender for the Super Bowl.
In a matchup that could prove to be a NFC playoff preview the Atlanta Falcons will host the Green Bay Packers with a kickoff set for 1:05 PM ET and a telecast on FOX. The Falcons opened as 2 point favorites at Sports-Gambling with an over/under of 47.5.
This game will feature a matchup of two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL with Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers and Atlanta’s Matt Ryan.
The Green Bay Packers have a record of 7-3 straight up and 6-4 with the NFL gambling odds as 7 of their 10 games have gone over the total. Green Bay is tied with Chicago for first place in the NFC North after their 31-3 road win over Brett Favre and Minnesota to extend their winning streak to 4 games.
The big improvement and difference for the Packers this year is their defense which is ranked 2nd in the NFL for points allowed. The offense is ranked 8th for scoring as Aaron Rodgers has passed for 2601 yards and Greg Jennings has 703 yards receiving with 9 touchdowns.
The Atlanta Falcons have a betting on NFL football record of 8-2 straight up and 6-4 against the spread with 7 of the games going over the total. The Falcons are in first place in the NFC South. Atlanta is coming off a 34-17 win at St. Louis as the extended their winning streak to 4 games as well.
The Falcons have also gone over the total in 5 consecutive games. Atlanta is a well balanced team that ranks 6th for offensive scoring while ranking 7th for points allowed on defense. Matt Ryan has passed for 2518 yards while Michael Turner has rushed for 864 yards.
Roddy White is already at 1017 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns. Coach Mike Smith has done what was considered impossible in transforming Atlanta into a consistent winner.
This NFL betting matchups is about as even as possible and features teams that are legitimate Super Bowl contenders.