Atlanta Falcons 2016 NFL Expert Picks
With the start of the 2016 NFL regular season quickly approaching, this killer online NFL betting guide will help you increase your chances of cashing in on a handful of Atlanta Falcons regular season games in 2016. Will Matt Ryan and company soar to new heights in Year 2 of the Dan Quinn era or will the NFC South title hopefuls fall flat and miss reaching the postseason for the fourth straight year? Let’s find out now.
Here’s a Closer Look at the Atlanta Falcons 2016 NFL Expert Picks
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta (-3)
Analysis: I love Atlanta to cover the spread in Week 1 in their 2016 regular season and home opener against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that has a first-time head coach and a young roster than is short on both depth and experience. The Falcons won both regular season meetings in 2014 and will likely take this Week 1 matchup very seriously with it being a NFC South divisional clash.
The Pick: Atlanta 31 Tampa Bay 21
Carolina Panthers (-4.5) at Atlanta
Analysis: The Falcons lost three of their final four home games a year ago, but they were also the only team in the league to defeat Carolina during the regular season. I like Atlanta to recapture the magic they had at home against the superior Panthers to get the win and outright ATS cover as a home dog.
The Pick: Atlanta 24 Carolina 21
Atlanta at Denver Broncos (-6.5)
Analysis: The Falcons are 2-1 SU and ATS in their last three games against the Broncos and are my pick to cover the spread in this Week 5 affair. The Broncos are a discouraging 1-2- 2 ATS over its last five home games and will find life without both, Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler a lot more difficult that it ever was a year ago.
The Pick: Atlanta 21 Denver 20
Atlanta at Seattle Seahawks (-10)
The Falcons are 0-6 SU in their last half-dozen games as an underdog of eight points or more, but Matt Ryan and company are also 4-2 ATS during the span and an identical 4-2 ATS over their last six road dates. The Falcons cover despite falling to Russell Wilson and company.
The Pick: Seattle 28 Atlanta 21
San Diego Chargers at Atlanta (-3)
Analysis: The San Diego Chargers have a generous defense that ranked 21st in points allowed (24.9 ppg) a year ago, leading me to believe that Matt Ryan and Julio Jones are going to have a field day in this Week 7 inter-conference matchup!
The Pick: Atlanta 31 San Diego 27