2017 NFL Analysis Highlights Super Bowl 51 SU And ATS Picks

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,January 26, 2017 10:15, EST in

With one final game remaining in the 2016 NFL season, football betting enthusiasts across the globe all want to know one thing. Can Matt Ryan and the high-scoring Atlanta Falcons pull off the Super Bowl 51 upset over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots?

After correctly picking both of Atlanta’s playoff contests correctly and doing likewise on New England’s pair of postseason matchups as part of a 9-1 SU mark and 7-3 ATS mark on all 10 playoff games this postseason, you should know that I’m fully expecting to nail my Super Bowl 51 pick and you should too.

If you’re ready for my expert Super Bowl 51 ATS pick, then let’s rock and roll! Before you bet on the NFL playoffs, click here to cash in on the latest Super Bowl 51 promos.

2017 NFL Analysis Highlights Super Bowl 51 SU And ATS Picks

 

 

Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots

When: Sunday, February 5 at 6:30 PM ET
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
NFL Line: New England -3
Moneyline: Atlanta +140 at New England -160 / Over/Under: 58

Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons to Beat the Patriots

Atlanta (13-5 SU, 12-6 ATS) completely throttled Green Bay in their 44-21 NFC Championship game win last weekend to easily cover the spread as a slight 4-point home favorite and reach the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1998-99 season. Now, there are plenty of good reasons to back the Falcons despite their underdog status. First and foremost, Atlanta Falcons is ranked first in the league in scoring (33.8 ppg). Not only that, but the Falcons had great success both, through the air and on the ground where they ranked third and fifth respectively.

While the Falcons did rank an uninspiring 27th in points allowed (25.4 ppg), Atlanta has also scored at least 33 points in winning six straight games heading into Super Bowl 51 while compiling an impressive 5-1 ATS mark over the span. More importantly, the Falcons showed they can put points on the board against an elite defense like they did in putting 36 points on the board against Seattle in the divisional round.

Why Bet The New England Patriots to Beat the Falcons

There are several great reasons why you should bet on New England to win Super Bowl 51, starting with the fact that the Pts have the greatest quarterback-head coach combination in league history in Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Not only that, but the Patriots will enter Super Bowl 51 absolutely on fire!

New England (16-2 SU, 15-3 ATS) has won a whopping nine straight games and embarrassed the Pittsburgh Steelers in their 36-17 AFC Championship game win on Sunday night to easily cover the point spread as a 5.5-point home favorite. You should also know that, while Tom Brady and company are ranked a stellar third in scoring (27.6 ppg) New England’s ‘no-name’ defense was even better in ranking a stellar first in points allowed (15.6 ppg)

 

Get up to $1000 SU Bonus today!
 

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

While 56 percent of the betting public likes New England Patriots to win and cover the Super Bowl 51 spread against Atlanta, I’m going ‘against the grain’ with my Super Bowl pick and backing the high-scoring Falcons. I’m going to urge you to jump on board the huge wave the Falcons are riding right now and back them to, not only cover the spread, but to do so by winning outright.  I love Atlanta’s high-scoring offense and I believe that New England is going to find it difficult, if not impossible, to slow down the explosive Flacons, even though they have the league’s top-rated scoring defense.

While Tom Brady doesn’t have many peers that are his equal, this season, Atlanta’s Matt Ryan was and I believe he’s going to continue playing at an MVP caliber level in Super Bowl 51. The Falcons also have two superb running backs in Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman that give them balance and make opposing defenses respect both the pass and run. Last but not least, by now, everyone knows that the Falcons also have the best wide receiver on the planet in perennial Pro Bowler Julio Jones.

I know New England has gone 5-1 ATS in their last six playoff games, but the Pats are also 1-4 TS in their last five Super Bowls. Conversely, Atlanta is 5-1 ATS in their last six games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record. For me, the Falcons just have the look of a team with a date with destiny and I believe they’re going to win the first Super Bowl in franchise history by taking down Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

My final score prediction is Atlanta 35 New England 31