The 3-1 Atlanta Falcons will soar into the Mile High City this Sunday to try and put the first blemish on the Broncos’ record as Denver seems to have avoided the dreaded Super Bowl hangover – maybe they didn’t have as many Budweisers as Peyton Manning implied in his post-game interview.
– Shark BITES
- The Broncos are 11-0 SU in their last 11 games at home after consecutive road games.
- The Falcons are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games as road underdogs.
- The Broncos are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games as home favorites.
Through four weeks, the Falcons – and their respective opponents – have combined for 276 points, the most in NFL history through the first four weeks. The Dirty Birds are responsible for 152 of those record-setting points as their offense has been cooking with gas under new Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan. In their last game against the Panthers, Matt Ryan connected with Julio Jones 12 times for a mind blowing 300 yards and a touchdown. Ryan himself topped the 500-yard mark and tossed four touchdowns in the Falcons’ second-straight win over the division-rival Carolina Panthers.
The Broncos, on the other hand, have opened their season with four-straight wins on the backs of a defense that’s mirrored the success of the one that was responsible for the franchise’s third Super Bowl. Expect Denver to put a muzzle on a Falcons’ offense that has faced the two worst defenses in the league and keep in mind that the total has gone UNDER in the Broncos’ last four games against teams with winning records.
These teams have not played since 2012 and Atlanta has not played in Denver since 2004. This is an incredibly intriguing contest as we see a seemingly unstoppable No.1 offense go up against a smothering pass rush that has allowed the second-fewest passing yards per game. Matchups in the NFL don’t get much more contrasting than this.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Bettors who were going with the Denver Broncos in this one found them listed as -6.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 47.5 for Sunday.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 31-18 result in favor of the Broncos. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Atlanta Falcons vs Denver Broncos Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Betting fans of the Denver Broncos have seen them go 4-0 and 4-0 ATS so far this season, while the Atlanta Falcons are at 3-1 and 3-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Atlanta Falcons are 4-0, while the Denver Broncos are 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Atlanta injuries news.
The Odds – Shark Power Rankings have the Denver Broncos at No. 4 and the Atlanta Falcons at No. 17 heading into this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the Denver Broncos No. 5-ranked offense (27.75 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 29 at 31 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 236.5 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (317 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Atlanta Falcons feature the league’s No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 135 yards per game. The Denver Broncos, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Falcons got 4 passing scores out of Matt Ryan en route to a 48-33 win over the Panthers on Sunday at Georgia Dome.
Tampa Bay didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Broncos as Denver blasted them 27-7 in Week 4 action.
- Atlanta is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- Atlanta is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
- Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
- Denver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Denver is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Atlanta at Seattle, Sunday, October 16th
Denver at San Diego, Thursday, October 13th