Atlanta Falcons Look To Bounce BackAtlanta Falcons will look to pick up the pieces after finishing on an subpar 6-10 note in 2014, but it’s been two seasons in a row that the Falcons have disappointed so nothing can be taken for granted. In 2012-13, the season following their stupendous 13-3 SU finish to win the NFC South, the Falcons mustered up just four wins. Last season, they improved (using the term loosely) to six wins. A grand total of ten wins across two seasons. Hardly the stuff of a legitimate competitor, is it?
That said, odds makers have chalked the line at 8.5 season win totals. The important bit – worth taking stock of before making your NFL picks – the UNDER is favoured at -125 NFL odds while the OVER is trading just a smidgen shy at -105 NFL odds. Does this mean the public isn’t buying what the Falcons are selling? If there’s one thing the Falcons have going for them it’s the fact that they’ve received the easiest NFL schedule, ranked No.32 in the NFL and boasting a 0.409 winning percentage. Largely down to the fact that six of the 16 games they are slated to play are against divisional foes. Do we need to remind NFL bettors just how anaemic the NFC South was last season with the entire field emerging under .500. As well, they have a favourable crossover with the AFC South, which boasts two of the NFL’s quintessential long shots in Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars that have between them five wins. That’s helped bring down the overall winning percentage of their NFL schedule even further. Still, that’s just how things stack up on paper. It doesn’t mean the Falcons will have it easy or that they’ll live up to NFL betting expectations. On that note, let’s breakdown the Falcons’ weekly NFL schedule and serve up our predictions and NFL picks against the season win total odds that are currently trading.
Falcons Devonta Freeman eager to reunite with Florida State buddy Red Lightning. http://t.co/goVJr154Cr— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 28, 2015