Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles Thursday Night NFL Football Week 1 Season Opener Betting Odds, Lines, Predictions


Atlanta Falcons
Atlanta Falcons
0-0-0 (0-0-0 V)
8:20 pm ET, Thursday, September 6, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
0-0-0 (0-0-0 H)
NBC
Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles Thursday Night NFL Football Week 1 Season Opener Betting Odds, Lines, Predictions

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Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Football Betting Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline TopBet MyBookie
09/06
8:20p
451
452
Atlanta
Philadelphia
46½
4
44½
1
44½
1½-105
44½
1
44½
1

Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks and Free Prediction

After serving as the site of a months-long party in the wake of the Philadelphia Eagles' first Super Bowl title in franchise history, the City of Brotherly Love will host the 2018 NFL regular-season opener when the Atlanta Falcons pay a visit on Thursday. The Eagles, who embraced the "underdog" role despite being the top seed, began their postseason journey with a 15-10 triumph over the Falcons in the NFC divisional round.

Nick Foles, who has been named the starter for Thursday's contest, relieved the injured Carson Wentz (knee) late in the season and steered Philadelphia to a 41-33 win over New England in the NFL's signature game while garnering Super Bowl MVP honors in the process. With a wide receiver corps in flux due to injury, the Eagles -- who scored a league third-best 28.6 points per game in 2017 -- may need to rely on Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement and a ground game that ranked third with an average of 132.2 yards per contest.

Atlanta's Matt Ryan, who is a Philly area native, followed his 2016 NFL MVP season by eclipsing 4,000 yards for his franchise-record seventh consecutive campaign before signing a five-year, $150 million contract on May 3. Five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones led the NFC with 1,444 receiving yards in 2017 and has four straight 100-plus receiving yard performances versus the Eagles, who boasted the NFL's stingiest pass defense in 2017.

Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles Key Players Betting Report

Atlanta Falcons: Devonta Freeman and fellow running back Tevin Coleman fueled Atlanta's eighth-ranked offense and kept defenses off balance last season by combining for over 2,100 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns. Coach Dan Quinn, however, said he expects even more production out of the backfield this season, starting with a date against a Philadelphia team that had the third-best rush defense in 2017. "I think it’s two good line of scrimmage teams. Who can do that better and execute better?" Quinn said. "... We didn't run it quite as well as we'd liked, but we know that's a big part of what we do and kind of marries up with the play-action and the keepers that going along with that. That's what makes us so difficult to defend." Freeman had a touchdown reception against the Eagles in their playoff encounter.

Philadelphia Eagles: Philadelphia became the 11th team in NFL history with three players recording at least eight touchdown receptions last season, with Zach Ertz leading all NFC tight ends with 74 receptions and 824 yards to go along with a career-high eight scores. Alshon Jeffery (nine TDs) and fellow wideout Nelson Agholor (eight TDs) are on that list, with the former already ruled out for Thursday's contest as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. Defensive end Brandon Graham, who stripped Tom Brady of the ball in the final two-plus minutes of Super Bowl LII, had a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017 and also had one in the last encounter against Atlanta. Linebacker Nigel Bradham also registered a sack in the last meeting versus the Falcons after collecting a team-leading 88 tackles in the regular season.

 

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Atlanta Falcons Betting Odds Trends

Atlanta is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Atlanta is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 4-12-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
Atlanta is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Atlanta is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles Betting Odds Trends

Philadelphia is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
Philadelphia is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Philadelphia is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
Philadelphia is 12-4-1 ATS in its last 17 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 13 games when playing Atlanta
Philadelphia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Philadelphia is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta