The Atlanta Falcons will look to avoid another flat performance in Week 2 when they host a Philadelphia Eagles team that turned it on the second half to get the win at home in their regular season opener last weekend. With both NFC playoff hopefuls looking to make a statement in this one, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their NFL odds.
Eagles vs Falcons 2019 NFL Week 2 Lines, Game Info & Analysis
- When: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 8:20 PM ET
- Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- TV: NBC
- Radio: Atlanta
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 2 Odds: Philadelphia -1 / Total: 51
- Thunderstorms Late: 21°C/70°F
- Humidity: 75%
- Precipitation: 40%
- Wind: 9 mph E
- Cloud Cover: 71%
- Type of Stadium: Retractable
Key Head-to-Head Trends
- Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
- Home team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
- Under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta.
Why Bet On Philadelphia at -1?
The Eagles look like a solid pick as a slight road favorite in Week 2 after catching fire in the second half of their regular season opener to pull away and beat Washington 32-27. Carson Wentz passed for 313 yards and three touchdowns while tossing a pair of long TD passes to veteran DeSean Jackson in the win. While the Birds did allow Washington quarterback Case Keenum to pass for 380 yards and three touchdowns, the Eagles also shut the Skins out for the vast majority of the second half before allowing a meaningless touchdown late in regulation.
Why Bet On Atlanta at +1?
The Falcons look like a decent bet as a slight underdog in Week 2 because they’re playing at home and will definitely have a sense of urgency after getting completely dominated in their humbling 28-12 road loss to Minnesota last weekend. Matt Ryan passed for 304 yards with two touchdowns but he also tossed two costly interceptions while the Falcons got shut out for three quarters before scoring a pair of meaningless touchdowns in the final quarter. More importantly, the Falcons run defense never showed up as Minnesota rushed for 172 yards and three scores.
Eagles vs Falcons NFL Week 2 Betting Trends
- Eagles are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 games
- Eagles are 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
- Falcons are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 games
- Falcons are 3-6 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 9 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Eagles vs Falcons
Philly has won three straight over the Falcons, including an 18-12 home win in their opener a year ago, but that’s not the most disturbing news for the Falcons heading into Week 2. No, it’s the fact that the Falcons looked mostly clueless on offense for three quarters against Minnesota and their defense looked largely like Swiss cheese in getting gashed, mostly by Vikings oft-injured running back Dalvin Cook.
The Eagles looked awful in the first half of their Week 1 win, but they looked fantastic in the second half. Now, that the Birds have deep threat DeSean Jackson back on their roster, the whole field should be a little more wide open for Carson Went and a loaded Eagles team that has the edge in overall roster talent in this Week 2 affair.
The Falcons are an ugly 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss while Philadelphia has gone a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four road games and a blistering 12-5-1 ATS in their last 18 meetings against Atlanta. I’m going with Wentz and the Eagles to send a message in this one!
Pick: Philadelphia 27 Atlanta 24