The Atlanta Falcons visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday in a game that can be seen on FOX. The Falcons come into this game at 3-1 while the Broncos are unbeaten at 4-0. It is an interesting matchup between the high-powered offense of the Falcons and the stout defense of the Broncos. Atlanta is scoring 38 points per game while the Broncos are allowing just 16 per game. The Broncos are listed as 5.5 point favorites in this contest. Let’s look at the game and NFL predictions.
NFL Odds at Top Online Sportsbooks
Denver Broncos -5.5, total 47.5
Atlanta Falcons 3-1 SU, 3-1 ATS
The Falcons come into this game with the top scoring offense in the NFL as they are scoring 38 points per game. Quarterback Matt Ryan is playing as well as he ever has and wide receiver Julio Jones is coming off a 300 yard receiving game. The Atlanta offense will get their toughest test of the season on Sunday as they face Von Miller and the Super Bowl champion Broncos. The Falcons are averaging 354.3 yards per game through the air which is 1st in the NFL while the Broncos are allowing just 169.5 passing yards per game.
Denver Broncos 4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS
The Broncos have looked every bit the part of defending Super Bowl champions and you can make a strong case they look even better. The offense is better with Trevor Siemian at quarterback and the defense is dominating. The Broncos are scoring almost 28 points per game while allowing just 16 per contest. Denver leads the league in sacks and in pass defense.
The Broncos will get a big test this week from Ryan and the Falcons. “It fires us up to go compete against the best,” Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said. “Julio and Matt Ryan are the best right now in the league.”
The Falcons are 3-7 ATS at top sportsbooks in their last 10 games in October. The Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 5.
The Broncos are 4-0-1 against the spread at top betting sites in their last 5 home games. The Broncos are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in October.
The Over is 4-0 at the best sportsbooks in the Falcons last 4 games overall. The Under is 11-4-1 in the Falcons last 16 road games. The Over is 19-7 in the Broncos last 26 games in October. The Under is 9-4-1 in the Broncos last 14 home games.
The Falcons have been a surprise this season but I am still not sold as Atlanta still isn’t very good on defense and the Atlanta offense may be a bit overrated as the Falcons have faced four rotten defenses in Tampa, Oakland, New Orleans and Carolina. That changes on Sunday when the Falcons get the Broncos.
I will lay the points and take Denver in this contest.