The Falcons are nearly flawless at home but they open the Georgia Dome to the hottest team in football. Can the Cheeseheads knock off the No. 1 team in the NFC on their own turf?
The Packers were a trendy preseason choice to reach the Super Bowl, but needed to win their last two regular season games to secure the sixth and final seed in the NFC. This will be a rematch of Week 12, when Atlanta eked out a 20-17 home victory on Matt Bryant's 47-yard field goal with nine seconds to play.
The line has dropped from -2.5 in favor of Atlanta to -1, as of Saturday morning. Some markets opened with the Falcons as 1-point home favorites and have maintained that line. However, most books trimmed down the spread as action came in overnight Friday for the Pack. 78% of moneyline plays are on Green Bay but the spread is getting 50/50 action, indicating that sharp money is forcing the hand of bookmakers.
The total for Saturday's game has also fallen. The number opened at 45.5 points and has since been bet down to 43 (over -113). Week 12's encounter played well under the 47.5-point total.
So, the sharp money is coming in on the Packers, these are the professionals that usually taut having inside info.
Tough game to cap that's for sure: Packers with the 5th ranked defense, 2nd ranked for points allowed! 9th ranked offense but 24th in rushing. 10th in points scored. Falcons are ranked 16th on defense but 22nd against the pass!! 10th against the rush. On offense they are very balanced, ranked 15th passing and 12th rushing, but 5th in points scored!
Atlanta should be able to run the ball and Rodgers should rack up alot of yards throwing the ball. If he has time that is!
MATTY-ICE OR AARON RODGERS, WHO HAS THE MOJO? THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION