NFL Week 2 Betting: Packers vs. Falcons Odds & Picks
After a successful weekend of online NFL betting, sportsbook US players are ready to find the best NFL bets to make on Week 2’s matchups. Generally speaking, the NFL saves the best matchups for Sunday night and this weekend’s SNF matchup is a rematch of last year’s NFC Championship game. Naturally, there are some great offshore sportsbook lines to take advantage of.
"He's untraditional in a lot of ways." -- DQ on Aaron Rodgers pic.twitter.com/i47ExFiS80
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) September 14, 2017
Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons – Sunday, September 17th
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta
Start Time: 8:30 pm ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Online Streaming Options: NBC Live, NFL Game Pass
Anybody placing sportsbook bets during last year’s playoffs can vividly recall the NFC Championship match between the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons: a back and forth shootout that ended in an Atlanta landslide. The Packers’ defense had plagued them all season long and it came up short for them once again when they needed it most.
It was a game for the ages and this weekend’s matchup is sure to come through. Considering how lopsided the scoreboard was at the end of the previous meeting between these two, sportsbook US players can expect the betting lines to come out in favor of Matt Ryan and company. However, there might be some good action available on the Packers.
Offshore Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Green Bay Packers +3 (-115) 53 ½ (-110) +135
Atlanta Falcons -3 (-105) 53 ½ (-110) -155
The Falcons opened up the 2017 season by traveling to the Windy City and taking on the Chicago Bears. Atlanta was able to gain 372 yards of total offense on the day, but it still felt like it was a lackluster performance from an offense consisting of Ryan, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman. Nevertheless, the Falcons came out on top decisively 23-17.
Matt Ryan performed like his usual self, finishing the day with 321 yards, a single touchdown and a passer rating of 116.1. The running game struggled to gain momentum, only putting up 68 yards on 23 carries. Against the Packers, Ryan should have no problem carving up a secondary that hasn’t seen much improvement since last year.
Betting Green Bay
The Packers had a tough challenge right off the bat: taking on the Seattle Seahawks. Luckily for the Pack, they got the benefit of enjoying home field advantage in that contest. Green Bay’s offense struggled early in the day but finished extremely strong, posting 2 touchdowns and a field goal in their final 3 possessions of the game.
Aaron Rodgers had a mediocre day by his standards: 311 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception and a 61.1 QBR. The running game was better than expected as they would finish the day with a total of 84 yards and an average of 3 yards per run attempt. It should be noted that the Packers defense forced a sack-fumble that was the tipping point in the game.
Best Sportsbook Bets to Make: As aforementioned, the Packers defense is still relatively the same and it wouldn’t be wise to expect Matt Ryan to have an off day this Sunday. That said, there’s enough value on the Packers straight-up to consider backing Rodgers in his revenge tour to Atlanta. On top of that, Green Bay had little difficulty scoring on the Seahawks – widely considered to be one of the best defenses in pro football, so this will definitely be a shootout.