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Falcons Continue to be an Awful Bet

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The Minnesota Vikings were brought back down to earth in Week 11 in light of a 30-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers but they’ll be attempting to get back in the win column Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

After starting the season with five consecutive wins, the Falcons have dropped four of their last five and are on a six-game ATS skid for their backers, making them one of the worst bets in the NFL.

Shark Bites
  • The favored team is 6-2 SU in the last 8 games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of the Vikings' last 7 games against the NFC South.
  • The Falcons are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games after losing the previous game.

Trend seekers will be happy to know the Vikings are great at bouncing back after suffering a loss. The Vikes are 7-1 ATS in their last eight tilts after losing the previous week.

Minnesota has been a boon for UNDER bettors this year and cashed yet another ticket in Week 11. Minny is the top UNDER team in the NFL at 1-8-1 O/U.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Atlanta Falcons sat as -2.5-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 44.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 23-22 win for the Falcons on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Minnesota Vikings vs Atlanta Falcons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Atlanta Falcons are 6-4 overall and 4-6 ATS against the spread, while the Vikings are 7-3 and 8-2 ATS. As for the totals, Atlanta is 2-7-1 on the OU, and Minnesota is 1-7-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 9-rated Atlanta Falcons and the No. 12-rated Minnesota Vikings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 25 PPG, against a Vikings defense that ranks No. 3 this week at 18.4 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 287 yards per game, more than the Vikings secondary allows through the air, 224.8 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Minnesota Vikings feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 126.4 yards per game. The Atlanta Falcons, meanwhile, ranks No. 10 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kyle Rudolph hauled in 6 passes for 106 yards against the Green Bay defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 30-13 loss against the Packers on Sunday.

Matt Ryan beat the Colts secondary for 3 TDs last time out, but the Falcons lost to Indianapolis 24-21 at Georgia Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Seattle, Sunday, December 6th
Atlanta at Tampa Bay, Sunday, December 6th