Free Week 1 NFL Prediction: Falcons vs Bears NFL Odds
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NFL Week 1 Handicapping
(0-0) Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears (0-0)
Date: Sunday, September 10th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Week 1 ATS Betting Lines: Atlanta Faclons -7
NFL Week 1 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 1 NFL Betting Total: 49.5
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The NFL season is finally here!
The first Sunday of regular season football is almost upon us, and one of the first game to kick off takes place at Solider Field between the Atlanta Falcons and the Chicago Bears.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2014 when the Bears won by a final score of 27-13.
Everyone knows by this point what happened with the Atlanta Falcons blowing the big lead in the Super Bowl, a game they should have won.
They have had to listen to the critics talk all off season about how this season will go, and if they can mentally get over the loss, or if it will go into this season.
All off season the players have just talked about how they want to get back on the field and they will finally have that chance on Sunday afternoon.
Most of the key players are back for this team but there is one big difference. Last years offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is gone after taking the 49ers job.
Steve Sarkisian left Alabama after just one game to take over the job. He will add his own wrinkles to the offense but look for him to really try to do a lot of Shanahan will do.
Matt Ryan had his best season last year, and they are going to need to have him have another really special year. He has weapons all of the field to use this year, the biggest being Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman.
On the defensive side of the ball there is some question marks. The Falcons offense can carry this team, but if they want to make a Super Bowl again this year, the defense needs to be better.
John Fox and the Chicago Bears are in the middle of the rebuild, and not many have high expectations for them this season.
This off season they signed Mike Glennon to be the teams starting quarterback, and although it might be Mitch Trubisky’s job pretty soon, at least for this game against the Falcons Glennon will be the one under center.
During the preseason he struggled, but he did play better in the third game throwing for 134 yards and one touchdown an that ultimately won him the job.
The best player though on offense is at running back. Jordan Howard had a really good rookie season and people are expecting big things from him this year. If the Bears want to pull the upset in this game, they need to establish a running game early.
On the defensive side of the ball this team has question marks all over the field. The most important part of the defense in this game is the secondary, and that might be the strength for the Bears.
Prince Amukamara, Marcus Cooper and safety Quintin Demps were all added in the off-season, and they are all going to need to step up big in this game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 11-0-1 in ATL last 12 games as a favorite.
- ATL are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Over is 16-4-1 in ATL last 21 games overall.
- Over is 11-3 in CHI last 14 games in September.
- Under is 9-4 in CHI last 13 games in Week 1.
- Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- ATL are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 meetings.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Falcons -7
Everyone is considered about the Falcons mentally coming into this game, but I don’t think it’s going to be any issue in this game.
NFL Free Week 1 Score Prediction: Falcons 31 – Bears 13
Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense will pick apart a thin Bears defense and that will allow the Falcons to not only win the game, but also cover the spread.
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