Green Bay Vs Atlanta Spread & ATS PickJosh Bailey
After recording an absolutely thrilling NFC divisional round win this past weekend, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers will need to record a second straight upset as an underdog when they hit the road to take on Matt Ryan and the high-flying Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game on Sunday.
However, doing so looks like a tall task seeing as how Matt Ryan and the Falcons dispatched Seattle in their own divisional round matchup and have the most lethal offense in the league this season.
Atlanta is a 4-point home favorite when this game goes down live from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday at 3:05 PM ET while airing live on FOX TV. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most value in this highly-anticipated pairing.
Green Bay Packers Vs Atlanta Falcons Spread & ATS Pick
What: NFC Championship Game
Who: Green Bay Packers (10-6) at Atlanta Falcons (11-5)
When: Sunday, January 22, 2017
Start Time: 3:05 PM ET
Where: Atlanta, GA
Stadium: Georgia Dome
Spread: Falcons -4
Moneyline: Green Bay +170 vs Atlanta -185
Game Total: 60
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Green Bay vs Atlanta
Why Bet The Green Bay Packers To Beat The Falcons
The best reasons to bet on Green Bay are that the Packers have a Super Bowl-winning head coach and quarterback that both look like they’re destined for busts in Canton.
Green Bay will ride an impressive eight-game winning streak into their NFC Championship game showdown and looked pretty solid in beat Dallas 34-31 in overtime in their divisional round clash as a 5.5-point road underdog on Sunday.
The Packers have absolutely exploded on their opponents recently, scoring at least 30 points in six straight games. Rodgers looked fantastic in leading the Pack to their thrilling win by throwing for 356 yards and two touchdowns. Wide receiver-turned-running back Ty Montgomery also continued to shine by rushing 11 times for 47 yards and two scores while adding six catches for an additional 34 yards.
Tight end Jared Cook also played a pivotal role in Green Bay’s win by hauling in six mostly huge passes for 104 yards and one score while safety Micah Hyde added one sack and added a huge interception in the win.
Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons to Beat the Packers
The Falcons have the league’s highest-scoring offense and will ride a five-game winning streak into the NFC title tilt after pounding Seattle 36-20 on Saturday to cash in as a 3-point home favorite just as I predicted.
Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan shook off his postseason blues to complete 276 of 37 passes for a jaw-dropping 338 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while running back Devonta Freeman rushed for 45 yards and one score while adding four catches for an additional 80 yards. Starting wide receivers Julio Jones and Mohammed Sanu, along with running back Tevin Coleman all added touchdown grabs in the win.
Green Bay Vs Atlanta NFC Championship Game ATS Pick
The Falcons beat the Packers 33-32 in a thriller in October and I expect this affair to turn out nearly identical to the first meeting between these NFC rivals this season.
65 percent of the betting public likes Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to cover the spread as 4-point underdogs and so do I, even though I’m picking the Falcons to record the narrow SU win at home.
The Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last four playoff road games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff games overall and an encouraging 4-1 ATS in their last five Conference Championships games overall.
Conversely, while the Falcons are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win, Atlanta is also just 2-5 ATS in their last seven home playoff games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games in the month of January.
As far as the Over/Under total is concerned, you should know that the Over is 6-1 in Green Bay’s last seven road games and 9-0 in Atlanta’s last nine home games.
Last but not least, the road team in this rivalry has gone 5-0 ATS in their last five meetings while the Underdog has gone 8-2 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
Atlanta wins a thriller, but the Packers cover people!