Insights from the Top NFL Handicappers on Super Bowl 51
Two blowout games in the NFC Championship and AFC Championship has our top NFL handicappers looking towards the big matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. The Super Bowl is often a time when many casual fans to place their 1st bet and join the excitement surrounding one of the biggest events in sports. From casual bettors to serious, professional gamblers this game will draw action from all over the world and our top handicappers have shared some insight below.
Russell Davis: “Atlanta’s win didn’t really catch any of us by surprise but the fact that they ran over the Packers with such force may have shocked some? Both the Packers and Falcons have very good offenses and most felt this game would be much tighter but the Falcons winning by 23 points was certainly a surprise and it proves that they have the offense to keep up with New England. What’s interesting is how this 3 point spread favoring New England will be received by the public?”
Nathan Powers: “New England is no stranger to the big game, heading to their seventh Super Bowl since the 2001 season and ninth appearance overall, winning 4 times. Belichick and Brady barely worked up a sweat vs Pittsburgh winning 36–17 and covering the -6 point spread plus surpassing the total of 50. It’s really remarkable how the Patriots have dominated this season going 16–2 straight up and 15–3 against the point spread, leading the NFL in both categories. Atlanta has also been impressive winning their last 6 games which includes outing two former Super Bowl winning quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson. Will this be the year for Matt Ryan?”
Ray Franklin: “Vegas has to be a little nervous with the current total of 58 points considering the amount of scoring in these NFL Playoff games. Both the NFC and AFC Championship games went eclipsed the Totals set and with relative ease. The original O/U was set at 58 but that was quickly bet up to 58.5 or 59 depending on the book but this may a line you want to grab now since it seems a little light.”
Richard Hartline: “Atlanta features the NFL’s №1 offense, averaging nearly 34 points per game. However, the oddsmakers leaned toward Tom Brady and New England’s postseason experience. They also recognizing that public bettors, the average Joe and Jane who just enjoy making a wager on the game, but don’t bet for a living — have long been big backers of the Patriots.”
Shane Levins: “What a great matchup between two of the best teams representing each conference. Both teams have played really well on the road with the Patriots unblemished (8–0 ATS) record on the road compared to the Falcons (6–2 ATS) road record. Surprisingly the Patriots have only gone Over the total 2 of their 8 road games (2–8) while the Falcons went (5–2–1).”
Super Bowl 51 is a casual sports fan’s dream matchup. The Patriots have a really good defense but both teams competing feature two high powered offenses that really will draw in the casual fan. This game will see a lot of action at sportsbooks and we wouldn’t be surprised if we see some record breaking numbers. Make sure to be smart with your Super Bowl bets and team up with one of the top NFL Handicappers at Precision Picks.