Angelo Montilla | Sun 06/08/2017 - 08:23 EDT

Atlanta Falcons Odds To Win The Super Bowl 2018

Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl Odds

Within the matter of an hour, the city of Atlanta went from preparing to celebrate a Super Bowl championship to wanting to forget about the National Football League season all together. Had you put your money on the Atlanta Falcons to beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51, you probably felt the same way. The question is, can the Falcons recover from their crippling Super Bowl defeat or will the club struggle in 2017?

The Falcons underwent a huge makeover after firing defensive co-ordinator Richard Smith, which followed offensive co-ordinator Kyle Shanahan bolting for the head coaching position with the San Francisco 49ers. Despite that, several online sportsbooks still have the Falcons among the favorites to win the Super Bowl LII. Bovada.lv — a leading online sportsbook — pegs the Falcons at +1400 to return to the final and win it all.

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You couldn’t have asked for a better season from quarterback Matt Ryan — the reigning regular-season most valuable player. Ryan finished second in passing in 2016 with 4,944 total yards in the air. Only New Orleans pivot Drew Brees (5,208) had more passing yards.

However, Ryan’s 117.1 quarterback rating ranked first among starting pivots in the NFL. Ryan also posted a 69.9 percent completion rate, which ranked third in the league behind leader Sam Bradford and Drew Brees. 

BetOnline.com has a pair of appealing proposition odds heading into the season. Ryan is a +1400 underdog to repeat as regular-season MVP and among the favorites at +700 to throw the most passing touchdowns in the regular season.

Ryan had a career season thanks in part to wide receiver Julio Jones — his favorite target. Jones racked up 1,409 receiving yards in 2016, which was second in the league behind T.Y. Hilton of Indianapolis Colts. Jones, who has recovered from a foot injury, is in line to have another monster season in Atlanta and the sportsbooks also agree.

If you’re looking for a couple enticing proposition bets on Jones, BetOnline has you covered. Jones is a +275 favorite to lead the NFL in receiving yards — a wager many bettors are jumping at prior to opening kickoff. Jones finished with just six touchdown catches in 2016, which is why BetOnline is pegging the Falcons star as a +1600 underdog to lead all wide receivers in TD catches in 2017-18.

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The Falcons topped the NFC South division with an 11-5 record last season. Can they repeat that win total in 2017-18? BetOnline has set Atlanta’s projected win total at 9.5, with the over paying -120 and under +100.

Atlanta has a somewhat favorable schedule to begin the season, opening against Chicago on the road in Week 1. The Falcons are -105 favorites heading into their first game of the season. 

Things get difficult in Week 2 when the Falcons host the Packers at home, where they posted a 5-3 record last season. Ryan has faced the Packers six times during his career, winning just one of his last four meetings against their NFC rivals. The road gets much easier for the Falcons, who take on the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins the following three weeks.

Key matchups that will determine whether or not the Falcons come out on top in the division will come on Oct. 22 against Tom Brady and the Patriots in a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl. Another date to circle on your calendar will be Nov. 12 when the Falcons host the Dallas Cowboys in what is sure to be an exciting matchup.

Expect the Falcons to dominate the NFC South once again, but it will be difficult for the club to return to the Super Bowl in a highly competitive conference. 

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