Packers vs. Falcons Preview: Best NFL Week 2 Betting Site Odds, Props, Promos
The Green Packers (1-0) visit the Atlanta Falcons (1-0) at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 10. Packers odds show Green Bay as favorites at , while Falcons odds show Atlanta is a and on the moneyline. Make sure you’re comparing odds at the best sports betting sites. The point total is set at . In this article, we break down everything you need to know before placing a bet on Packers vs. Falcons odds.
Packers vs. Falcons Betting Odds
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Packers vs. Falcons Props
Jordan Love Over Rushing Yards
Love only ran the ball 3 times for 12 yards in Week 1, but if the Falcons pose more of a threat to the Packers, Love showed he has the mobility to run. In a more competitive game environment where the Packers have to try to move the ball for all four quarters, Love having to rush more is a likely outcome.
Drake London Under Receptions
Arthur Smith has come out and dismissed those unhappy that London didn’t get a catch in Week 1. It’s also the case that Desmond Ridder only completed 15 passes against Carolina on an even more worrying 18 attempts. To make it even worse for London, 9 of the 15 completions went to running backs.
Ridder isn’t good, and so when he has to throw it’ll be to running backs and short routes. London doesn’t fit into the offense as currently constructed and until Ridder either gets better or is benched, London’s likely riding a string of Unders.
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Packers vs. Falcons Weather
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta has a retractable roof, but it’s expected to be open as there’s 80F sunny weather on the forecast.
Packers vs. Falcons Injury Report
Injury statuses are fluid and subject to change as teams practice Wednesday and Friday. Teams confirm their statuses after both practices. Here are the Packers injury report and Falcons injury report for this week, which will change as more information is available.
Starters On The Injury Report
RB Aaron Jones left the Packers blowout win over the Bears with hamstring tightness but said he could have come back if the game had been competitive. Linebacker Quay Walker got a concussion late in the game and is in concussion protocols now. WR Christian Watson missed Week 1 and is still on the injury report with a hamstring injury.
On the Falcons, LB Troy Andersen is in concussion protocol.
Packers Offense vs. Falcons Defense
The key here will be seeing how much better the Falcons’ defense will be against an offense that put up points in Week 1. The Packers moved the ball efficiently, with Love being the #1 QB by Dropback EPA. Obviously assuming such a performance will be sustained is ludicrous. Still, if Love can be a top-half-of-the-league QB, this will be a significantly greater challenge for Atlanta’s defense than Bryce Young posed last week.
Falcons Offense vs. Packers Defense
If the Falcons can run the ball they can win this game. Desmond Ridder was in the bottom third of both Dropback EPA and Success Rate and only managed 5 completions on 8 passes to Wide Receivers or Tight Ends in Week 1. That’s simply not going to put up a lot of points. The Falcons were 7th in Rush EPA in Week 1 and need to be at or above that level to put up points.
Reasons To Bet The Over/Under
The Falcons are, as a team, built to play fairly low-scoring games. Just how good this revamped Atlanta defense is is up for some debate, given they were facing a rookie QB, but it is much improved. Desmond Ridder, on the other hand, was 24th in Dropback EPA and 27th by Success Rate, so not at all improve. Either Atlanta will run the ball efficiently and score on long drives, or they’ll fail to score. Either way, they’re not conducive to scoring high totals.
Green Bay, on the other hand, was much more efficient than expected. Against the 7th best EPA defense last week, the Packers should regress slightly, making an under the more likely outcome.
The Packers should be bigger favorites this week, after their dominant performance against Chicago. Jordan Love showed why Green Bay wasn’t willing to bend over backwards to placate Aaron Rodgers, with a 1st in EPA, 22nd in Success Rate performance. Yes, that Success Rate is concerning, but Love was making his 2nd ever start and showed high-end potential.
One good game isn’t enough to catapult Love into a higher tier of QB, but it is enough to make clear that Green Bay has an advantage at QB. The Packers rush D was above average last week by EPA and the Falcons only hope offensively is running all over teams. If the Falcons can’t run effectively, they won’t score much. Given that, I’ve bet Green Bay.
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