Packers vs Falcons Pick 9-17-17
NFL Sunday Night Football

When: 8:30 PM ET, Sunday, September 17, 2017
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Betting Line: Falcons -3. O/U: 54
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC.

The last time the Packers visited Atlanta in the NFC Championship Game last January the Falcons run away with it in a 44-21 victory. Green Bay entered the game on an eight-game winning streak but that didn’t help much as the Falcons got out to a big early lead and dominated the game. The Falcons beat the Packers twice last year and will be looking for a third win in the last 11 months. During the regular season last year they won 33-32 on a last-minute touchdown pass by Matt Ryan.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 311 yards with one touchdown and one interception in last week’s 17-9 win over Seattle. Running back Ty Montgomery had 93 total yards and a touchdown while wide receivers Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson combined for 16 receptions and a score last week. That the Packers could move the ball wasn’t a surprise but the defense limiting the Seahawks to 225 total yards and 12 first downs was for most people.

Matt Ryan connected on an 88-yard scoring pass to tight end Austin Hooper in the fourth quarter and finished with 321 yards passing in the season opener. I think Ryan is looking forward to playing the Packers defense again as the last three games against the Packers he has had 1,055 passing yards with 11 touchdowns against one interception. Julio Jones also like the Packers defense. In the NFC Championship game he had nine catches for 180 yards and two scores.

Packers vs Falcons Betting Prediction

This isn’t last year but these two teams haven’t changed that much. Both are high powered offenses with defenses that have some soft spots. What to expect? Scoring and more scoring. I believe this game will look more like the regular season game between them last year than the title game. Lots of scoring with both teams going over 30 points. I also like the game to come down to a field goal at the end so the three points are too good to pass up.

Packers vs Falcons Betting Pick: 75% Over 54 points. 25% on a parlay Packers +3 & Over 54