Atlanta Vs New England Line & Betting TipsNoah Williams
Another marquee Super Bowl is upon us, with the New England Patriots taking on the Atlanta Falcons. This year, the Super Bowl betting line favors the Patriots by 3-points to beat the Falcons. If you’re ready for an expert Super Bowl 51 pick, then you’re in luck as I offer up my expert ATS pick on which team will win and cover the spread in Super Bowl 51.
With that said, let’s get started.
Atlanta Falcons Vs New England Patriots Line & Betting Tips
What: Super Bowl LI
Who: New England Patriots (14-2) vs Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
When: Sunday, February 5, 2017
Kick-off: 6:30 PM ET
Where: Houston, TX
Stadium: NRG Stadium
Spread: Patriots -3
Moneyline: New England -150 vs Atlanta +140
Game Total: 59.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews & Chris Myers
Listen: New England vs Atlanta
Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons to Beat the Patriots
Atlanta (13-5 SU, 12-6 ATS) rolled all over Green Bay on Sunday in their 44-21 blowout win in the NFC Championship game to cover the spread as slight 4-point home favorites and reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1998-99 season.
By now, you probably know that Atlanta is ranked first in the league in scoring (33.8 ppg), third in passing and fifth in rushing while also ranking 27th in points allowed (25.4 ppg). Atlanta has scored at least 33 points in winning six straight games heading into Super Bowl 51, not to mention a solid 5-1 ATS mark over the span.
Why Bet The New England Patriots to Beat the Falcons
New England (16-2 SU, 15-3 ATS) has won a whopping nine straight games and embarrassed the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 36-17 AFC Championship game win on Sunday night to easily cover the point spread as a 5.5-point home favorite.
Tom Brady and company are ranked a stellar fourth in passing, seventh in rushing and third in scoring (27.6 ppg) while also finishing third against the run (88.6 ypg) and a stellar first in points allowed (15.6 ppg)
Atlanta Vs New England Super Bowl LI ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
56 percent of the betting public likes New England to win and cover the Super Bowl 51 spread, but I don’t!
I’m going to urge you to jump on board the huge wave the Atlanta Falcons are riding right now and back them to, not only cover the spread but to do so by winning outright. I love Atlanta’s high-scoring offense and I believe that New England is going to find it difficult, if not impossible, to slow down the explosive Flacons, even though they have the league’s top-rated scoring defense.
Matt Ryan is playing the best football of his career and should match Tom Brady pass for pass in Super Bowl 51. The Falcons also have two superb running backs in Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman and the game’s best wide receiver in Julio Jones.
I know New England has gone 5-1 TS in their last six playoff games, but the Pats are also 1-4 TS in their last five Super Bowls. Conversely, Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in their last six games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record.
For me, the Falcons just have the look of a team with a date with destiny and I believe they’re going to win the first Super Bowl in franchise history by taking down Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.