Super Bowl LI Betting Predictions
New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons

February 5th, 2017
Betting Line: Patriots -3
Total: 58.5 points

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Super Bowl LI Prediction:

The Patriots are back, again. We know about the Pats offense but it is the Pats defense that earned them a trip to the Super Bowl.  Belichick was the defensive coordinator for New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells when the Giants defense dominated the league. He hasn’t stopped dominating the league since then. With two weeks to prepare he should find a way to slow down the Falcons offense. Remember, the two losses the Pats had in the Super Bowl were to a Giants team that did not score a lot. Both games were close and relatively low scoring.

Super Bowl 51 Defense

Forget about Brady and think back to the Super Bowl victory over the St Louis Rams. The greatest offense ever to make it to a Super Bowl and it was almost completely shutdown by the Patriots. Look for the Pats to try and do something similar in this game. They will use the run and short passing to limit the possessions of the Falcons. Who on the Falcons do the Patriots shut down? The Pats secondary already plays deep to take away the big play and they can tackle to keep a short pass from going for a long gain. It is the run that the Pats need to stop and force the Falcons to throw more than they want.

Super Bowl 51 Offense

On offense the Patriots have several options. Brady can get an easy 300 yards against the Falcons secondary but he won’t need to. They have the most unnoticed star on the field. Dion Lewis will get the ball more than LeGarrette Blount and he will break a few against the Falcons. The Atlanta defense was ranked 31st in the NFL in yards after contact. That type of poor tackling invites the run and swing pass to the running backs. I am putting my money on Dion Lewis to be a duel threat both running and receiving for the Pats. New England Patriots will win and cover Super Bowl 51. The game will also go under the posted total.

Super Bowl 51 Bets:
45% Patriots -3
45% Under 58.5
10% on a parlay Pats -3 & Under 58.5

Super Bowl LI Score Prediction:
Patriots 31 – Falcons 23

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