|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The top of the NFC South, and one of the strongest contenders for the Championship title this year, the Atlanta Falcons will host NFC rivals the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers are second in the NFC North with a 10-6 score, compared to the Falcons’ 13-3. Atlanta earned a bye week in Week one of the NFL post season, while the Packers had to battle the Eagles during wild card weekend, a game which obviously they won, final score- 21-16.
This will be the second time the Packers hit the road for Atlanta this season, so when betting on NFL football remember that the original match up ended in favor of the Falcons, final score- 17-20. Looking at Green Bay’s leader, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, football betting fans know that he has yet to live up to his full capabilities this year, but he has definitely caused some damage. He threw a total of 813 yards and 8 touchdowns in 3 very key games this season. His pass to interception ratio is 8:1 over those last three games. He has also completed passes to nine different receivers in three straight weeks, which makes Green Bay’s receiving corps a very diverse and stable one, probably the best in the league.
When placing your bets with Sportsbook, the Falcons are the minus 2.5 point favorites this weekend with the total over under at 44.5.
Now for a quick look at the Falcons. Matt Ryan, QB for the birds, he is definitely a young player with huge potential, but has shown much weakness against strong teams, i.e. the Eagles. Running back Michael Turner has averaged 118.2 yards per game. In the last meeting with Green Bay, he went 110 yards and one touchdown, which included a 26-yard burst through their defense. As for their coaching, Mike Smith has made his mark. In his third year with Atlanta, Smith has had all winning seasons, but when placing your Super Bowl bets note that he has not won a playoff game yet. It’s all going to come down to the Packer’s ability to keep their playoff momentum strong, even on road turf.