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Total can’t be set high enough for Packers-Falcons

A rematch of last season’s NFC title game is the highlight of the Week 2 schedule with the Packers and Falcons being showcased on Sunday Night Football. If you like offense (and betting the OVER), this is a game for you as the teams have combined to score an average of 70 points per game in their last three matchups against each other. The total for the game is hovering in the 53.5-point range, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see the teams annihilate that number considering the Falcons have gone OVER in 10 straight home games.

Shark Bites
  • In two games vs the Packers last season, Matt Ryan threw for 680 yards, 7 TDs and 0 INTs.
  • The Packers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games against the NFC South.
  • The Falcons are 7-1 SU and ATS in their last eight games in Week 2.

The average combined points per game during Atlanta’s 10-game home OVER streak is 63 and it’s fair to assume that they’ll come out flying in their debut at the shiny new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This is Green Bay’s first road game of the season and they’ll be looking to improve defensively. In 2016, they allowed an abysmal 30.1 points per game outside of Green Bay, bad enough for second-worst in the NFL.

With a spread favoring the Falcons in the 2.5- to 3-point range depending on what sportsbook you use, you’ll want to keep in mind that when Atlanta wins, they tend to win big. Of their last 14 wins, they’ve won by an average of 14.35 points, with only one of those victories being decided by three points or less. That one win by three points or less came against the Packers, of course. Either way, if you like them to win outright, you should also like them to cover the spread.

Green Bay has a tendency to struggle on the road to open seasons, especially as far as covering spreads is concerned. In their last 12 September road games, they’re just 3-9 ATS. Working in their favor, however, is Aaron Rodgers’ tendency to light it up when playing in a dome, as he threw for nine touchdowns and just one pick in indoor games last regular season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this matchup saw the Green Bay Packers listed as 1-point underdogs at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for the betting matchup was at 54 over at 5Dimes.

A 25-17 result in favor of the Falcons was the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Green Bay Packers vs Atlanta Falcons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Falcons currently sport a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Green Bay Packers are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Atlanta Falcons post a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Green Bay Packers have gone 0-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Green Bay injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Atlanta Falcons at No. 2 and the Green Bay Packers at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Green Bay's aerial attack generated 311 yards and the Packers came away with a 17-9 victory over Seattle at Lambeau Field.

In their last game, Atlanta accumulated 321 yards through the air and the Falcons claimed a 23-17 victory over Chicago at Soldier Field.

Betting Trends
  • Green Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Green Bay is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Green Bay's last 8 games
  • Green Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 10 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Green Bay home to Cincinnati, Sunday, September 24
Atlanta at Detroit, Sunday, September 24