The Green Bay Packers hope to keep winning as they face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2. Jordan Love had 245 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers’ Week 1 win against the Chicago Bears, but they are lacking players due to injury heading into Week 2. Meanwhile, the Falcons defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in their season opener and look to repeat in Week 2 with their crafty running game.
The game will begin at 1 p.m. ET at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons are favoured by 3 points in the latest Falcons vs. Packers odds, while the total points scored is set at 40. Before making any Packers vs. Falcons predictions, check out SportsLine’s NFL predictions and betting recommendations from the computer simulation model.
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The algorithm has now zeroed in on Falcons vs. Packers and has just released its choices and NFL Week 2 predictions. You can now see the model’s choices on SportsLine. Here are some NFL odds and betting lines for the Falcons vs. Packers matchup:
• Falcons vs. Packers betting line: Falcons -3
• Falcons versus. Packers total: 40 points
•Money line for Falcons vs. Packers: Packers +132, Falcons -155
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Why the Falcons are capable of covering
Earlier in the week, the Packers seemed to be bigger favourites than the spread suggested. However, when teams submitted their injury reports, it seems that a much healthier Falcons squad will have the upper hand on Sunday. Green Bay will be without running back Aaron Jones (hamstring) and wide receiver Christian Watson (hamstring), putting them at a significant disadvantage against Atlanta’s formidable defensive front. They’ll also be without linebacker Quay Walker (concussion), who had an interception and four tackles in Week 1 against Chicago.
This season, the Falcons’ running game is a force to be reckoned with. Running backs Tyler Allgeier and rookie Bijan Robinson accounted for all three of Atlanta’s touchdowns in Week 1, and they will be difficult to stop for Green Bay’s defence. Check out which team to choose here.
Why the Packers are capable of covering
The Packers kicked off the Jordan Love era with a bang. Green Bay dominated the Chicago Bears from coast to finish in their season opener, winning 38-20. Love completed 15 of 27 throws for 245 yards, three touchdowns, and no picks. Wide receiver Romeo Doubs (4 receptions, 26 yards, 2 touchdowns) and rookie tight end Luke Musgrave (3 catches, 50 yards) were Love’s best targets.
Jones maintained his high level of production for Green Bay in Week 1. On nine attempts, the 28-year-old ran for 41 yards and a score and caught two catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Jones is recovering from a hamstring ailment and is scheduled to participate on Sunday. Check out which team to choose here.
Picking the Packers vs. Falcons
The model has run 10,000 simulations of Falcons vs. Packers, and the results are in. It’s leaning Over on the point total, and it’s also created a point-spread prediction that hits in more than half of simulations. The model’s Packers vs. Falcons selection is only available at SportsLine.