NFL Playoffs: Falcons vs Eagles Predictions
The NFL divisional round of the playoffs kick off on Saturday and we have two very good games. Although many will be excited to watch the Titans vs Patriots, the best game will be the early game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. We have provided predictions on all of the games against the spread but we wanted to focus on the Falcons vs Eagles predictions. This game features two teams that both deserve a trip to the NFC Championship game.
Before you can make any Falcons vs Eagles predictions, you have to look at the latest point spread. The first thing that stands out about this game is the fact that the higher seed is the favorite as the Falcons are currently (-3) point favorites. This may not be surprising to some considering the Falcons went to the super bowl a year ago, but the NFL betting consensus shows the real reason for the point spread and which way it is moving. If you like to live bet on the NFL, you can always find a better point spread.
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NFL Playoffs Consensus
Much like the New England Patriots game, the favorite is getting all of the love from the betting public. Over 67% of the money coming in at the betting window at online sportsbooks is on the Falcons. However don’t expect a move on this game because the current line is a key number. The sportsbooks know that if they move to (-3.5) or (-2.5, which it did for a short period of time) the sportsbooks will get some big money.
Falcons vs Eagles Trends
The Falcons are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 15 points in their previous game and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games against the NFC. However they are also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 playoff games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Divisional Playoffs games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
But they are also 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.The trends don’t say much if you are using these to make Falcons vs Eagles predictions.
Falcons vs Eagles Predictions
While many of the NFL experts are picking the Eagles to show up in this game, I’m not buying it. Nick Foles is a liability and the Falcons have experience in a big game like this. Matt Ryan is the best quarterback in the game and the Falcons defense just shut out a Rams offense that was one of the best in the league this season. Over the Falcons’ last six games they’ve surrendered 16.33 points per game against much better quarterbacks and offenses. They’ve also allowed a score on 28.3% of their drives, which is the same rate as the Jacksonville Jaguars during this time. The Falcons defense will take the crowd out of this game early and Julio Jones will tear it up on offense. Take the Dirty Birds to go to the NFC Championship game for the second year in a row!