The Atlanta Falcons are favored at the best sportsbooks online on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game on FOX. Both teams feature explosive offenses as the Packers have Aaron Rodgers while the Falcons have Matt Ryan. Oddsmakers think this is going to be a very high scoring game as they have set the total at 60.5 which is the highest total ever for an NFL betting Playoff game. Let’s look at the contest and NFC Championship picks.
NFC Championship Odds at the Best Online Sports Betting Sites
Atlanta Falcons -4.5, total 60.5
Packers vs. Falcons
Sunday’s game will be the last one at the Georgia Dome as the Falcons move into their fancy new Mercedes-Benz Stadium next season. This game will probably come down to which defense can make a few stops to win the game. Last week the Packers defense made some early stops and then did nothing as the Packers pulled out a 34-31 win over Dallas. The Falcons pretty much shut down a weak Seattle offense last week in a 36-20 win.
Green Bay has more big game experience as they have played in five Super Bowls with four Super Bowl wins. The Falcons have played in the Super Bowl just once as they lost in 1999 to Denver.
The Falcons beat the Packers 33-32 earlier this sports betting season at the Georgia Dome. Green Bay did win at the Georgia Dome in 2010 in the playoffs as Rodgers threw for 366 yards and three TDs. In the game earlier this season the Falcons defense did sack Rodgers three times. The Packers were without Ty Montgomery, Randall Cobb and Jared Cook for that matchup and they were also without Clay Matthews and Damarious Randall on defense.
This game should feature a lot of scoring as neither defense is very good. The Packers were 31st in the NFL in pass defense this season so Ryan should have a field day throwing to Julio Jones, Taylor Gabriel and his running backs. Ryan threw for a career high in touchdowns (38), yards (4,944), completion percentage (69.9) and QB rating (117.1) this season.
Packers vs. Falcons Odds
The road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in this series. The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Atlanta. The Packers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff road games. The Packers are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Conference Championships games. The Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. the NFC. The Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 playoff home games.
The Over is 6-0 in the Packers last 6 games overall. The Over is 6-1 in the Packers last 7 road games. The Over is 6-0 in the Falcons last 6 playoff home games. The
Over is 11-1-1at the best sports betting sites in the Falcons last 13 vs. the NFC.
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