After a disappointing season for both the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, both teams will be looking to start the season off on the right foot. We also have two first-time head coaches looking for their first win, which really throws a wrench into this Eagles vs Falcons NFL betting matchup. Which team will win the “battle of the birds?”
The following Eagles vs Falcons NFL betting preview will give you the current odds, betting trends and picks for the Week 1 matchup.
Eagles vs Falcons Week 1 NFL Betting Preview
NFL Regular Season — Week 1 Game
Philadelphia Eagles (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Atlanta Falcons (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium — Atlanta, GA
After a disappointing season, big changes were made to the Eagles. The team made a head coaching switch to Nick Sirianni, who was the Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator. They also traded Carson Wentz to the Colts, committing to Jalen Hurts as the starting quarterback. For the rest of the team, Philadelphia mostly hopes they can get and stay healthy, which has not been the case recently.
The Falcons also made a head coaching switch, hiring Arthur Smith. They also traded away one of the best players in franchise history in Julio Jones. Injuries continue to be a problem for Atlanta as well, but the Falcons were involved in many close games last season. They are hoping a coaching switch results in better decision-making and winning these coin flip games.
Eagles vs Falcons Odds & Spread
NFL betting odds for Eagles vs Falcons are taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (+146) | ATL: (-174)
Spread: PHI: +3.5 (-113) | ATL: -3.5 (-106)
Total: 48 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages via oddsFire: PHI: (45%) | ATL: (55%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: PHI: (+8500) | ATL: (+6000)
Eagles vs Falcons NFL Betting Trends
– Philadelphia went 6-10 against the spread (ATS) last season.
– The total hit the over in seven of Philadelphia’s 16 games last season.
– Atlanta went 7-9 ATS last season.
– The total hit the over in seven of Atlanta’s 16 games last season.
Eagles vs Falcons Stats
– Philadelphia averaged 20.9 points per game (PPG) last season (No. 26 in the NFL).
– Philadelphia surrendered 26.1 PPG last season (No. 20 in the NFL).
– Atlanta averaged 24.8 PPG last season (No. 16 in the NFL).
– Atlanta surrendered 25.9 PPG last season (No. 19 in the NFL).
Eagles vs Falcons Prediction
The Eagles vs Falcons NFL betting prediction uses the NumberFire Picks tool.
Eagles +3.5: 43.8%
Falcons -3.5: 56.2%
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