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Falcons vs Eagles Betting Preview

You can talk about the Eagles and their 10-1-1 ATS run against the Falcons and you can talk any other betting angle you want in the Sunday Nighter on NBC. The truth is this - this is all about Michael Vick returning to Atlanta as the QB of the Eagles.

Philly opened as small favorites here, a week after dominating the Rams. But Atlanta needs the win, after its Week 1 disappointment in Chicago, after which Roddy White apologized to fantasy owners for his poor showing.

As underdogs, the Falcons have not had much bite. This is the first time they are home dogs since 2009 but they are just 2-8 SU when getting points. The Eagles on the other hand are 8-2 ATS in the past 10 road games as a favorite.


View Philadelphia vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Falcons pegged as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by the books at 50.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Falcons rated this week at No. 26 and the Eagles sitting at No. 7. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 40-4 result in favor of the Eagles this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 29-ranked offense (12 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 5 at 13 PPG. The Falcons passing attack has averaged 276 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (181 YPG on average).

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 31-13 result against the Rams on September 11. The Eagles covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 44 combined points took the game UNDER the total. LeSean McCoy ran through the St. Louis defense for 122 yards in Philadelphia's last game, handing the Rams a 31-13 setback on Sunday at Edward Jones Dome.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 30-12 loser on the road against the Bears. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (42) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Matt Ryan handled the Bears defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 319 yards and 0 scores, but Atlanta still lost to Chicago 30-12.

Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 6-4

Atlanta Falcons Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 7-3

A few Eagles at Falcons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Atlanta is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Giants, Sunday, September 25
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 25

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