Packers Vs Falcons Line & How To Watch

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Packers Vs Falcons Line & How To Watch

The Atlanta Falcons started October with back-to-back wins over last year’s Super Bowl teams, Carolina and Denver. Now after losing two in a row, they face the Green Bay Packers. The Week 8 NFL betting line favors the Falcons by a FG to beat the Pack. Kick-off on FOX this Sunday, October 30th at 4:25 PM ET from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Green Bay Packers Vs Atlanta Falcons Line & How To Watch

The Week 8 NFL line opened with the Falcons as 3-point favorites to beat the Packers. That line has held steady signally that the best are split. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 52. The money favors the Falcons at -165 while you can cash in at +135 if you back the Packers.

What: Green Bay Packers (4-2) at Atlanta Falcons (5-2)
When: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET  
Where: Atlanta, GA
Stadium: Georgia Dome
Spread: Falcons -3
Moneyline: Green Bay +135 vs Atlanta -165
Game Total: 52
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Green Bay vs Atlanta

Why Bet The Green Bay Packers To Beat The Falcons

The Green Bay Packers had the luxury to have ten days to prepare for this matchup. They beat the Chicago Bears 26-10 on a Thursday Night in the NFL week 7 improving to 4-2 SU and 2-3-1 ATS this season. The Packers average 23.3 points per game (14th) and allow 20.5 points per game (11th).

Green Bay averages 239.3 passing yards per game (20th). QB Aaron Rodgers (1496 yards, 13 TDs & 4 INTs) has been criticized due to his inconsistent performance this season. Last week he proved to his critics that he can still play. He completed 39 of 56 passes for 326 yards and three touchdowns to beat Chicago.

“We trust our defense to do their job, but we know we’ve got to be efficient and score points, especially in the red zone,” Rodgers said. “We’ve been doing a great job on third down, ranking at the top of the league there, but the red zone’s been slipping a little bit. We’ve been not scoring (touchdowns) as often as we need to do. In a game where you’ve got Matt playing so well and Julio obviously having a big season, you’ve got to expect them to make some plays, so we’re going to have to score some points.”

WR Davante Adams (28 rec, 350 yards, 5 TDs) was his best receiver against the Bears. Adams caught 13 passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns. WR Randall Cobb (39 rec, 388 yards, 2 TDs) has the most catches on the team. The Packers average 104.5 rushing yards per game (19th). With RB Eddie Lacy (71 car, 360 yards, 0 TD) out for the season, RB Kniles Davis will take over the starting job. RB James Starks (24 car, 42 yards 0 TDs) is dealing with a knee injury.

The Packers have the 4th best total defense in the NFL. They give up 242.0 passing yards per game (15th) and 71.8 rushing yards per game (1st). Green Bay has 17 sacks this season (9th). Jake Ryan has 38 tackles and Nick Perry has 5.5 sacks.

Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons To Beat The Packers

The Atlanta Falcons looked flat last week in the 33-30 home loss to the Chargers. They have dropped two in a row and now are 4-3 SU and 5-2 ATS. They average 32.7 points per game (1st) and allow 28.4 points per game (27th).

Atlanta averages 319.0 passing yards per game (2nd). QB Matt Ryan (2348 yards, 16 TDs & 4 INTs) leads the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns. Ryan has thrown for at least 200 yards in a league-record 46 consecutive games and has a glitzy passer rating of 113.6, and receiver Julio Jones (40 rec, 830 yards, 4 TDs) is on pace for 1,900 yards and topped 250 against the Packers in 2014 at Lambeau Field.

“He’s been exceptional,” Ryan said about Jones. “He’s one of the best players in the NFL and he’s played that way week in and week out for us. There’s so many things both in the run game and the pass game. He’s played great so far this year.”

The Falcons average 114.6 rushing yards per game (14th). RB Devonta Freeman (105 car, 508 yards, 2 TD) leads the team with 4.8 rushing yards per carry.

The Falcons have the 26th ranked total defense in the NFL. The Falcons allow 294.0 passing yards (31st) and 91.9 rushing yards per game (9th). They have recorded 14 sacks (15th). Kemal Ishmael has 48 tackles and Vic Beasley Jr. has 6.5 sacks.

Betting Trends For this matchup:

  • Green Bay is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Green Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

The public usually bets on the Packers, but there is a slight lean towards the Falcons in this matchup. Not enough to move the line though. Sharps are split on this matchup. They’ve snapped up the Falcons at -2.5, but when lines have gone to -3 (-120), they’ve taken the Packers +3 (EVEN).

My final score prediction is Green Bay 24, Atlanta 28.