After a blowout win in the NFC Championship, the Atlanta Falcons are going to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1999.
The Falcons have done it with offense, and have scored at least 30 points in six straight games. The Falcons were favored in 12 of their 18 games this season, and have only failed to cover the spread three times since November.
Now the Falcons will take on the Patriots, who are in the Super Bowl for the seventh time since 2001.
Here are the opening odds for the game:
Super Bowl 51 Betting Odds
Date: February 5th, 2017
Matchup: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots
Line: Patriots -3
Point Total: 57.5
New England defeated the Steelers in the AFC Conference Championship, and Tom Brady is in pursuit of his fifth Super Bowl win. The Patriots were a Vegas favorite this season, and were only underdogs Week One- when Tom Brady was suspended against Arizona. They’ve been the favorite in 17 straight games, and they covered the spread in seven straight games heading into the AFC Championship.
In the Matt Ryan era in Atlanta, the Falcons don’t have much experience with the Patriots. They’ve met just once since Ryan took over the starting QB job in 2011, with the Falcons losing at home to New England 30-23.