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NFL Betting Preview: Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons
September 17, 2023
Both teams enter this game following wins in week 1 as the Green Bay Packers travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in week 2 of the NFL season. Green Bay defeated the Chicago Bears on the road by a score of 38-20 while the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers at home by a score of 24-10 in week 1 of the NFL season. Which team will improve to 2-0 this season with a win in this matchup on Sunday afternoon? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The Green Bay Packers enter this game with a record of 1-0 following a 38-20 win on the road against the Chicago Bears and covering the 1.5-point spread as a road underdog in week 1 of the NFL season. Green Bay scored 38 points while compiling 329 total yards offensively which included 245 passing yards and 92 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 311 total yards defensively which included 216 passing yards and 122 rushing yards.
Jordan Love led the team in passing, completing 15 of 27 attempts for 245 yards and three touchdowns while adding 12 rushing yards. Aaron Jones led the team in rushing with nine carries for 41 yards and a touchdown while also leading the team in receiving, catching two of four targets for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Atlanta enters this game with a record of 1-0 following a 24-10 win at home against the Carolina Panthers while covering the 3.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 1 of the NFL season. The Falcons scored 24 points while compiling 221 total yards offensively which included 115 passing yards and 130 rushing yards while allowing 10 points and 281 total yards defensively which included 146 passing yards and 154 rushing yards.
Dennis Ridder led the team in passing, completing 15 of 18 attempts for 115 yards and a touchdown. Tyler Allgeier led the team in rushing with 15 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns while adding three receptions for 19 yards. Kyle Pitts led the team in receiving, catching two of three targets for 44 yards.
BookMaker has the Green Bay Packers listed as 1.5-point favorites on the road against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon in week 2 of the NFL season. Green Bay has won six of the last ten and two of the last three games while going 2-1 ATS in the last three games of the series.
Green Bay is 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS on the road this season after finishing last season with a record of 8-9 ATS overall, 4-4 ATS on the road, and 4-7 ATS as a favorite while the Atlanta Falcons are 1-0 ATS overall and 1-0 ATS at home this season after finishing last year with a record of 9-8 ATS overall, 5-4 ATS at home, and 7-5 ATS as an underdog.
Neither team is expected to do much this season, however, Green Bay has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series. I look for the Packers to start the season off 2-0 with a win on the road against the Atlanta Falcons in week 2 of the NFL season which is why I am taking the money line for the Green Bay Packers at -120 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday.
Spooky Express Pick: Green Bay Packers Money Line (-120)
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