Online NFL Betting Odds Prepare for Shootout
Posted by: Charlie Smith
This online NFL betting weekend, players betting NFL online will have the opportunity to wager on a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl pairing. This time around, the Patriots will get to exercise home field advantage as they host the Falcons to deliver Week 7’s NFL wagering action. Let’s see which team football betting sites are siding with this time around.
Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots – Sunday, October 22nd
When: 8:30 pm ET
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Lines:
Atlanta Falcons +3 (-102) 56 ½ (-110) +148
New England Patriots -3 (-118) 56 ½ (-110) -170
The Falcons fly into this Week 7 matchup sporting a 3-2 record that ranks them 2nd in the NFC South. Before the season began, most football betting sites had the Falcons winning the division in 2017 by a landslide. But, unexpectedly, the South is shaping up to be much tougher than originally anticipated. The 4-2 Carolina Panthers currently lead the division, with both the Saints and Falcons being tied underneath them at 3-2. The Falcons have now lost two in a row, despite having a Bye Week in between those losses. If Atlanta can find a way to pull off the online NFL betting upset this Sunday, they might be able to remain relevant in the divisional race. If not, the Falcons will lose ground in a battle that is getting closer with each passing week.
Betting New England
The Patriots haven’t been having the season they were expecting. This past preseason, almost all New England fans were boasting that their team would deliver an undefeated record this year. But when the Pats got upset by the Kansas City Chiefs on opening night, Patriots fans knew that this team had some improvements to make. But now, with New England sitting at 4-2, most NFL betting players are in agreement that the Pats have found their rhythm. This past weekend, Tom Brady and the Patriots managed to avoid a tough road loss to the New York Jets, scraping by 24-17. Now New England will have to face a much tougher offense, which is a problem because the Pats have one of the worst defenses in the league.
That’s no fib either; the Patriots rank 30th in terms of points allowed per contest, dead last in the league in yards allowed per game, they also have the worst pass defense in professional football and they rank 21st in the NFL against the run. Up against an offense the likes of the Falcons, Tom Brady will need to be as sharp as ever.
Luckily enough for the Pats, Brady – like a fine wine, seems to be getting better with age. With the 5-time Super Bowl champion under center, the Patriots offense ranks 1st in yards per game, 1st in passing yards per game, and 19th in rushing. Those numbers combine to give way to the 5th best scoring offense in the NFL. There’s no way this game ends up being something other than a shootout.