We should get a little bit of a clearer picture in Week 3 of the preseason, as that is when the starts begin to get some real playing time. The Falcons have lost the first 2 games of their preseason, but will be looking to bounce back against an Arizona Cardinals team that are proving to be a bit of a mystery. They look to be getting a little long in the tooth, but still have an awful lot of talented guys on both sides of the football. Only time will tell with this group; nonetheless, make sure to check on the current betting odds for this NFL match here.
How to Bet on Arizona at Atlanta NFL Preseason Lines & PickWhen: Saturday, August 26 at 7 PM EST Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta TV: NFL Network Radio: Sirius XM Radio Live Stream: NFL Game Pass NFL Preseason Odds: Atlanta Falcons -3½ (-110)
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Straight Up StatsArizona took a backwards step in 2016, finishing the season with a 7-8-1 record, which took them to 32-18-1 since 2014. Those 3-year stats show you just how far they fell last year. Over that time, the Cardinals went 14-12 on the road, which included a 5-8 record as the road underdog. Was last year a one off or a sign of things to come?
We all remember how the season ended for the Falcons last season, but let’s not forget that they put together a very solid 13-6 season, taking their 3-year record to 27-24. The Falcons will be in new digs this coming season, and will be looking to improve on their 14-11 record over the past 3 seasons. As the home favorite, which they are for this one, the Falcons were a disappointing 9-10.
Point Spread StatsThe Cardinals come into this game as a 3 ½ point road underdog. At 6-10 ATS, the Cardinals were not a particularly good bet last season. They dropped to 26-25 ATS over the past 3 seasons, which included going a pretty decent 14-12 on the road. When playing as the road underdog during this time, Arizona posted a 6-7 record ATS.
Unlike the Cardinals, the Falcons were a great bet ATS, posting a 12-7 record on the season. That took their record since 2014 to 25-26. The Falcons struggled to cover at home during this stretch, going just 11-14. They were a rather miserable 6-13 as a home favorite since 2014, although you still have to like their chances in this one.
OVER/UNDER StatsThe O/U for this one is set at 43 ½ points. Arizona saw 10 of their 16 games go over last season, taking their O/U record over the past 3 seasons to 26-24-1. The OVER was definitely a good bet when the Cardinals were one the road, as they posted a 17-8-1 O/U record since 2014, which included going 8-4-1 as the road underdog.
The Falcons scored a lot of points last season, so no real surprise to see their O/U record in 2016 at 16-2-1, taking them to 24-25-2 over the past 3 seasons. The Falcons went 15-10 at home during this same period, and were 12-7 as a home favorite, all of which makes the over look like a very good bet here.