Should Online NFL Betting Fans bet Against Falcons?

Posted by: Mike Davis
Atlanta Falcons 2017 Online NFL Betting Outlook

The online NFL betting season is right around the corner and fans are pumped about the upcoming season. Right now, every team in the league is undefeated and each fan base has high hopes for the upcoming season.

That said, no fans have higher hopes for 2017 than Atlanta fans. After suffering the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, the Falcons are coming into this upcoming season with the largest sportsbook chip on their shoulder the NFL has ever seen.

With a killer offense and a more than capable defense, players who bet on NFL games know the Falcons have the makings to make another title run this upcoming season. That’s the fans; what do online sportsbooks have to say about the Falcons chances this upcoming season?

Atlanta Falcons 2017 Online NFL Betting Outlook

Odds to Win NFC South: +175                                Odds to Win Super Bowl: +1425                

The Falcons are clear cut favorites to win the NFC South, and they have some of the best odds to win this upcoming Super Bowl. In fact, in the NFC, only the Green Bay Packers are facing better online NFL betting lines this upcoming season. When only Aaron Rodgers and company are beating you in odds, you know you’re in good company.

The best way to get into the playoffs for the Falcons is to lay hold of the South. That’s easier said than done considering how chaotic the South can be. Teams that perform well one year tend to play poorly the following season – take last year’s Carolina Panthers for example.

Given the Panthers’ flip-flop last season, it wouldn’t be surprising to see many online NFL betting players bet against the Falcons. Let’s scope out their 2017 schedule, to get an idea as to what kind of challenges they’ll face this upcoming season.

Week 1 || at Chicago Bears

Week 2 || vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 3 || at Detroit Lions

Week 4 || vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 5 || BYE

Week 6 || vs. Miami Dolphins

Week 7 || at New England Patriots

Week 8 || at New York Jets

Week 9 || at Carolina Panthers

Week 10 || vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 11 || at Seattle Seahawks

Week 12 || Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 13 || vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 14 || vs. New Orleans Saints

Week 15 || at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 16 || at New Orleans Saints

Week 17 || vs. Carolina Panthers

It’s clear that the Falcons’ roughest patch of the season starts Week 7, when they’re slated to face 3 straight road games. Early on in the season, the Falcons will have to face off against the NFC North, which could pose a problem for Atlanta. The Falcons beat the Packers in the playoffs last season, and Aaron Rodgers will be looking to get some revenge on the team that kept him out of the Super Bowl.

Another intriguing matchup is the Falcons’ Week 7 matchup against New England. The Falcons will have to travel to Foxborough, where Brady is at his best. The Falcons will be looking for some online NFL betting revenge, but the best revenge would be to get back to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately for the Falcons, it’s not the easiest road ahead of them.