Falcons vs Eagles NFL Week 1 Early Betting Preview.

Falcons vs Eagles NFL Week 1 Early Betting Preview

Written by on August 21, 2018

Fresh off the first Super Bowl title in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles won’t have any time to rest on their laurels as they open up the 2018 campaign with a huge Week 1 home date against the Atlanta Falcons. If you recall, the last time these two teams met, Philadelphia narrowly escaped with a 10-6 home win in the divisional round of last season’s playoffs that ultimately turned out to be their closest playoff game en route to last season’s title.Now, with both teams entering the new season with some legitimate Super Bowl hopes, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their Week 1 NFL odds.

Falcons vs Eagles NFL Week 1 Early Betting Preview

  • When: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 8:20 PM ET
  • Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: NFL League Pass
  • NFL Odds: Philadelphia Eagles -3.5 (Total 46.5)

Recent Head to Head (Last 10 Games)

  • Record: Philadelphia Eagles lead 6-4
  • Score: Atlanta Falcons 18.50 / Philadelphia Eagles 23.70
  • Rush Yards: Atlanta Falcons 108.50 / Philadelphia Eagles 113.40
  • Pass Attempts: Atlanta Falcons 34.80 / Philadelphia Eagles 36.10
  • Completion Percentage: Atlanta Falcons 59.20 / Philadelphia Eagles 65.37
  • Passing Yards: Atlanta Falcons 222.40 / Philadelphia Eagles 272.40
  • Total Yards: Atlanta Falcons 330.9 / Philadelphia Eagles 385.8
  • Turnovers: Atlanta Falcons 1.70 / Philadelphia Eagles 1.40

Super Bowl LIII Odds to Win

Why Bet on The Atlanta Falcons?

Why should you bet on the Atlanta Falcons in their regular season opener? Well, there are several good reasons. First and foremost, Atlanta has a bunch of talent on offense, starting with quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and running backs, Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman. Not only that, but the Falcons now have a very good defense that finished inside the top 10 in points allowed.Atlanta also went 5-3 on the road last season, so there’s that as well – and oh, they nearly beat the Eagles in Philly in the playoffs before falling 15-10 as a 2.5-point road dog. Last but not least, I’m expecting the Falcons to be a lot better offensively in 2018 than they were a year ago as they enter their second year under offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

Why Bet on The Philadelphia Eagles?

Why should you bet on the Philadelphia Eagles in their regular season opener? There are a bunch of good reasons. First, the Eagles are elite on both sides of the ball. Philly now has a ton of talent on offense and defense, plus they’re still quite hungry.Falcons vs Eagles will be the first game of the 2018 NFL Season.Philly finished second in scoring and they have one of the game’s best young signal-caller in Carson Wentz, not to mention a veteran backup in Nick Foles that could clearly start for several teams. The Birds went 7-1 at home during the 2017 regular season, so they’re tough to beat in the City of Brotherly Love.

Expert Analysis and Prediction

Falcons are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in the month of September, but the Dirty Birds are also just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. Conversely, the Eagles are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games on grass, a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Week 1 games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matchups against the Falcons.I like the manageable point spread in this regular season opener and I’m backing the Eagles to win by at least a field goal to cover it!Score: Atlanta Falcons 24 – Philadelphia Eagles 27