The Atlanta Falcons played better than most expected Sunday at Washington. But ultimately, the Falcons’ failure to put points on the board left them without a win or cover in a 19-13 defeat. However, at 5-7, Atlanta is only a half-game out of first place in the NFC South. The Falcons will host the Steelers in Week 13. Below, you’ll find a complete guide to Atlanta Falcons odds and betting for the 2022 NFL season. Included are weekly previews, the latest Falcons betting news, futures odds, and more.
Week 13 Preview: Steelers at Falcons Spread, Total and Moneyline
The 5-7 Atlanta Falcons are favorites hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers. For reference, the look-ahead line was Falcons -1.5 a week ago.
The total in this game opened at 42 and currently sits at points. The Falcons are 3-3 on totals in their past six games and 6-6 overall.
Atlanta opened as a -125 favorite on the moneyline, while Pittsburgh was a +105 underdog as of Monday morning.
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Atlanta Falcons 2022 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Odds||Closing Line||Final Score|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 11||vs. New Orleans Saints||1 p.m. ET||+3.5||+5.5||Saints 27, Falcons 26|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 18||at Los Angeles Rams||4:05 p.m. ET||+13||+10.5||Rams 31, Falcons 27|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 25||at Seattle Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||+4||+1||Falcons 27, Seahawks 23|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 2||vs. Cleveland Browns||1 p.m. ET||OTB||+1||Falcons 23, Browns 20|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 9||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||+10.5||+10||Buccaneers 21, Falcons 15|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 16||vs. San Francisco 49ers||1 p.m. ET||+5.5||+3.5||Falcons 28, 49ers 14|
|Week 7||Sunday, Oct. 23||at Cincinnati Bengals||1 p.m. ET||+10||+6.5||Cincinnati 35, Atlanta 17|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 30||vs. Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||PK||-4||Falcons 37, Panthers 34|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 6||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||1 p.m. ET||+6.5||+2.5||Chargers 20, Falcons 17|
|Week 10||Thursday, Nov. 10||at Carolina Panthers||8:15 p.m. ET||+3||-2.5||Panthers 25, Falcons 15|
|Week 11||Sunday, Nov. 20||vs. Chicago Bears||1 p.m. ET||PK|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 27||at Washington Commanders||1 p.m. ET||+5|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 4||vs. Pittsburgh Steelers||1 p.m. ET||+2.5|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 11||BYE||BYE|
|Week 15||Saturday, Dec. 17 OR Sunday, Dec. 18||at New Orleans Saints||TBD||+5|
|Week 16||Saturday, Dec. 24||at Baltimore Ravens||1 p.m. ET||+7.5|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 1||vs. Arizona Cardinals||1 p.m. ET||+3.5|
|Week 18||Saturday, Jan. 7 OR Sunday, Jan. 8||vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TBD||+7.5|
Falcons 2022 offseason moves
Key signings: QB Marcus Mariota, CB Casey Hayward, OT Germain Ifedi, EDGE Lorenzo Carter, SAF Dean Marlowe
Re-signings: T Jake Matthews, K Yunghoe Koo
Key losses: WR Calvin Ridley (suspension), QB Matt Ryan, EDGE Dante Fowler, WR Russell Gage, SAF Duron Harmon, LB Foyesade Oluokun
Key draft picks: WR Drake London, EDGE Arnold Ebiketie, LB Troy Anderson, QB Desmond Ridder, RB Tyler Allgeier
How to bet on the Atlanta Falcons
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Falcons +185
- Packers -240
The Falcons are heavy underdogs in this matchup, paying out $285 total for a $100 bet ($185 in winnings). The Packers are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -240), requiring a $240 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Falcons -2.5 (-110)
- Cardinals +2.5 (-110)
In this example, Atlanta is favored by 2.5 points, indicated by “-2.5.” If the Falcons win the game 41-35, the Falcons (-2.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Cardinals keep the game within three and lose 41-39, the Cardinals (+2.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Falcons’ Week 16 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs had a projected point total of 53.5 points. The Falcons came up just short, 17-14, resulting in just 31 combined points. Those who bet under the point total would have cashed out that week.
Atlanta opened the season with one of the worst scoring defenses in the NFL and a potent offense, resulting in point totals over league average. However, under the new direction of interim coach Raheem Morris, the Falcons sured up their defense, resulting in a midseason drop in their over/unders.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Falcons (-110) were heavily favored against the Bengals (+120) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Falcons to win would win $9.09.
However, say the Falcons fell to a big 24-6 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Bengals, who may be a -125 favorite at halftime. Taking the Falcons to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Atlanta (+130) at halftime and the Falcons pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $9.09 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Bengals (+190) in that game, but Atlanta jumps out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Atlanta (-230) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Falcons 2021 recap
Record: 7-10, Third in NFC South
Record ATS: 6-10-1
Over/under record: 7-10
Early on in the season, the Falcons lost star Calvin Ridley, who cited personal struggles. Ridley didn’t return to the team, leaving the passing game stripped bear. Rookie Kyle Pitts became the focal point of the offense, breaking the all-time rookie record for receptions and yards for a tight end. There were good times and bad during Arthur Smith’s first season at the helm, but ultimately they came up shy of being a successful team. One thing is clear with the Falcons: Matt Ryan’s time in the NFL is waning.