Patriots vs. Falcons Odds: Super Bowl 2017 Point Spread, Total & Prediction

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (Getty)

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots meet Sunday and when it’s over, one will be crowned kings of the NFL.

Kickoff for Super Bowl 51 is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Eastern from NRG Stadium and the game will be aired by FOX.

Here’s a complete look at all the betting info you need to know, as well as our prediction for the Super Bowl below:


Falcons vs. Patriots Super Bowl 2017 Betting Info

Note: All odds and numbers courtesy of OddsShark.com and are updated as of February 5

Spread: Patriots (-3)

Betting Percentages: 57 percent for the Patriots (-3)

Over/Under: 58.5

Betting Percentages: 51 percent for the OVER

Season Results: Falcons 13-5 overall, 12-6 against the spread, 16-2 for the OVER — Patriots 16-2 overall, 15-3 against the spread, 9-8-1 for the UNDER


Prediction

So we have two ultra-powerful offenses, including the league’s top-scoring unit, and the NFL’s No. 1 scoring defense. On paper, this should be a fantastic game. I believe it will unfold that way on the field.

Atlanta has scored the most points in the NFL, and it’s actually not that close. The Pats aren’t far behind. They can pile up the points in a hurry. Both teams have a handful or so of offensive skill players capable of taking it to the house at any time.

The Patriots have won 9 straight and have allowed over 20 points just once in that time. Can Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, et al. have their way with the team which allowed the fewest points?

The Falcons have an up-and-coming — albeit, young — defense. It was shredded early on, but came together as the season moved along. Especially in the postseason. They recently took down Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, and have defeated Drew Brees twice. They’ve seen the best QBs in the league. Can they do it again against arguably the best of all time?

The Patriots have “been there, done that” and are playing with a chip on their collective shoulder thanks to Deflate-Gate. They have the experience and that goes a long way. But they still have to play the game, right?

I see this contest being high scoring, but not a full-blown “shootout.” It’s going to be the first team to score 30 points wins.

That’s going to be Brady and New England.

The Falcons are peaking, but Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia will do just enough to “slow” Atlanta’s attack.

The Patriots win NFL title No. 5 and get another parade in Boston.

The Pick: Patriots 30-28 (Patriots win straight up, Falcons cover the spread, then UNDER wins)



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