The Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings both hope to make a statement in their first games of the season on Sunday, Sep. 8. The Vikings expect to contend for the NFC Championship. Atlanta believes it’s flying under the radar. Check out the NFL odds, preview, and a free pick for Falcons vs Vikings!
Falcons vs Vikings 2019 NFL Week 1 Odds, Preview and Pick
- When: Sunday, Sep. 8 at 1:00pm ET
- Where: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis,MN
- TV: FOX
- ATS Odds: Minnesota Vikings -4
- Moneyline Odds: Minnesota Vikings -195, Atlanta Falcons +165
- Over/Under Total Odds: 48
Why Atlanta Falcons are a good bet +4?
The offense will be much better because the Georgia Birds decided to draft two offensive linemen in the first round. Both linemen, Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary, will contribute right away. Not only that, but the ATL also shored up the offensive line with free agent signings.
On defense, linebacker Deion Jones should be one-hundred percent. That gives Atlanta a chance to not only upset the Vikings in Week 1 on the moneyline, but to also win the deep NFC South.
- Total Yards: 389.1
- Passing Yards: 290.8
- Rushing Yards: 98.3
- Points Scored: 25.9
- Total Yards: 384.5
- Passing Yards: 259.6
- Rushing Yards: 124.9
- Points Allowed: 26.4
Why Minnesota Vikings are a good bet -4?
The Vikings defense should once again be one of the top units in the NFL. Linebacker Anthony Barr decided to stay with Minnesota after accepting a deal to move to the Jets. That was huge for the Vikings.
On offense, Kirk Cousins has had a year as Minnesota’s signal-caller. That should do Cousins and the Vikings offense a ton of good. The quest for an NFC Championship begins in Week 1 with a win and cover against the Atlanta Falcons.
- Total Yards: 345.6
- Passing Yards: 252.3
- Rushing Yards: 93.3
- Points Scored: 22.5
- Total Yards: 309.7
- Passing Yards: 196.3
- Rushing Yards: 113.4
- Points Allowed: 21.3
NFL Week 1 Betting Trends for Falcons vs Vikings
- Falcons are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall
- Falcons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games
- Over is 5-1 in Falcons last 6 games in September
- Vikings are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 1
- Vikings are 36-16-1 ATS in their last 53 home games
- Under is 5-1 in Vikings last 6 games overall
Falcons vs Vikings Final Betting Analysis
Atlanta’s offense could average 30 points or more this season. In his 2016 NFL MVP Season, Matt Ryan threw for 4,944 yards, 38 touchdowns, and only 7 picks. Matty Ice could post similar numbers this season because not only does Atlanta have Julio Jones, but former Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley is no longer a rookie. Also, running back Devonta Freeman is back.
The Falcons’ defense should also be better. While the Vikings are a good football team, questions linger about their ability to stop the better passing teams in the league. The ATL is one of those better passing teams. Minnesota might win. They won’t win by 5 or more points.
NFL Free Pick: Atlanta Falcons +4