The undefeated Green Bay Packers will be hosting the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night at Lambeau Field. Atlanta is hoping to leave Green Bay with their first victory of the season. The Falcons are feeling the pressure after their lackluster, having fallen apart in winnable football games, but the season is still young, so don’t count the Falcons out just yet in the NFC South.
The Packers are coming into Monday as a seven-point favorite, with their moneyline being set at -340. The moneyline for Atlanta has been set at +280, and the over/under for Falcons at Packers betting is 56.5
Falcons at Packers Betting – Atlanta Desperate for a Win
Atlanta has been disappointing so far this season. They’re 0-3 and hold the last place spot in the NFC South. When Atlanta signed Todd Gurley this offseason, I thought they would be able to get off to a solid start. Establishing the run game hasn’t happened yet, and they are now not only trying to get a win, but fighting to save their season at the same time.
The Falcons have looked promising, but this team hasn’t learned how to finish just yet. The 2020 Falcons have experienced historic collapsing in the fourth quarter. In the past two weeks against Dallas and Chicago, Atlanta had a lead of at least 15 points, then proceeded to lose both games, becoming the first team in NFL history to accomplish that dubious feat twice in the same season.
The past two losses couldn’t get much worse for Atlanta. They didn’t look like an NFL franchise in either contest as the games moved down the stretch. Despite this, as long as the Atlanta locker room can maintain morale and Dan Quinn can learn how to coach his team for sixty minutes, the Falcons could be a legit force this season.
Falcons at Packers Betting – Aaron Rodgers Can Still Sling It
After Green Bay drafted Jordan Love in the first round out of Utah State this year, the vultures started circling Aaron Rodgers’ head. People claimed he had limited time left in Green Bay, but he has done an excellent job at silencing his critics throughout the first three weeks of the regular season.
Green Bay has the first ranked scoring offense in the league. Minnesota and Detroit, who the Packers faced in the first two weeks of the season, aren’t among the best teams in the NFL, but Green Bay still managed to light up the scoreboard. The Packers are coming off a big win last Sunday night over the Saints, where they looked just as good against a top team in the NFC South.
Rodgers has been phenomenal and done everything necessary to lead his team to wins this season. He’s averaging 300 yards per game through the air while finding the endzone nine times. Rodgers still hasn’t turned the ball over once, which has helped Green Bay’s middle of the road defense have enough success to remain unbeaten early in 2020.
If you’re planning to make a wager for Falcons at Packers betting, keep an eye on the injury status of Davante Adams, whose status has been questionable this week.
Falcons at Packers Betting – The Pick Is In
Atlanta is the best winless team in the NFL, and they are desperate for a win on Monday night. They have the seventh-ranked offense in the league, and Matt Ryan has been slinging it all over the field. Green Bay has an average defense that will allow the Falcons to have a big offensive night. The key question is: Will Atlanta be able to go score-for-score in this contest?
Monday night will be a shoot-out, and I expect Aaron Rodgers to continue his early-season dominance. The key for Atlanta will be getting pressure on Rodgers and forcing takeaways to avoid giving Green Bay any hope heading into the fourth quarter. I think this will be a high scoring game, but I think the Packers have the edge at home.
I’m taking Green Bay (-340) and over 56.5 points.