NFL football betting handicappers have plenty of respect for both teams and believe that either one could go all the way to Super Sunday as a pro football betting champion in the NFC.
The Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons matchup will be televised by FOX on Saturday night with a start time of 8:05 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Atlanta as a 1 point favorite and with an over under of 45.5.
Green Bay has a NFL sports betting record of 10-6 straight up and 9-7 against the spread with 10 of their games going under the total. The Packers were 4-4 against the spread on the road and went under the number in 7 out of 8 away games. Last week those trends continued in the playoffs as the Packers scored a 21-16 payout at Philadelphia as the game went under the total.
While quarterback Aaron Rodgers gets plenty of attention and credit for Green Bay as one of the premier signal callers in the game the threw for over 3900 yards it is the Green Bay defense that may be the key to the success of the Pack. Green Bay finished with a ranking of 2nd in the NFL for points allowed and was 5th for overall defense.
Atlanta won the NFC South Division with a record of 13-3 straight up and 11-5 against the spread as just 5 of their games went under the NFL football gambling total. Atlanta was 5-3 against the spread at home and went under the number just 3 times as a host.
The Falcons proved to be a well balanced team that ranked 5th in the NFL for both scoring offense and points allowed on defense. Matt Ryan threw for over 3700 yards, Michael Turner rushed for 1371 yards, and Roddy White had 1389 yards receiving.
This divisional playoffs gambling showdown is a rematch from November 28 that the Falcons won by a score of 20-17 as 2.5 point home favorites as the game stayed under the total of 47.5. Turner ran for 110 yards and a score for Atlanta while Rodgers passed for 344 yards and a TD for the Pack.