The last time we checked those numbers, the Patriots held a slim edge over the Falcons, but it was extremely close. Despite the fact that they were both given credit for owning 50 percent of the action, New England had 436 NFL betting votes, compared to Atlanta’s 428. It’s worth noting that the point spreads for this contest still have the Pats at -3 and the Dirty Birds at +3.
As of Tuesday morning, both teams are still split down the middle when it comes to the court of public opinion and Super Bowl LI predictions. However, as the old saying goes, the devil is in the details, and thus, we can certainly make some inferences based on the available data.
For all intents and purposes, the Falcons have overtaken the Patriots as the team most likely to cover the spread on Superbowl Sunday. At the present time, Mat Ryan & Co. are credited with 526 units versus Tom Brady and the Pats’ 522 votes against the spread.
In terms of the Over-Under, while there has been a slight shift to report, things are trending pretty much the same as they did last week. That’s because things have gone from 71 percent in favor of the Over and 29 percent for the Under, to now things being set at 70 for the former and 30 percent for the latter. For those counting, that’s 635 votes for the Over and 270 for the Under.
As far as how I foresee this Superbowl betting game going, the more research and predicting I do, I start to believe that things can only play out in one of two ways. In the first scenario, I have the Patriots going into NRG Stadium and taking advantage of the fact that experience is heavily on their side.
On the other hand, the possibility that the Falcons continue to play like a team on a mission, go in there and torch New England’s defense– much like they did to Seattle and Green Bay– has to be taken into account. Having that said, if there was a gun to my head and I was asked to issue my 2017 Superbowl predictions right away, I would have to side with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
Opening kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, and it will be broadcast live on FOX. Check out some intriguing ATS trends for both clubs just days away from the biggest game of their lives– first head-to-head followed by individual ATS trends.
Patriots vs Falcons ATS Trends To Consider:
Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Road team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
New England Patriots Most Recent ATS Trends
Patriots are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Patriots are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Patriots are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Patriots are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Patriots are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games on grass.
Patriots are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 14 points.
Patriots are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 playoff games.
Patriots are 16-4-1 ATS in their last 21 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Atlanta Falcons Most Recent ATS Trends
Falcons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
Falcons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on grass.
Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Falcons are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game.
Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
Superbowl LI Predictions: New England Patriots -3