Atlanta Falcons Odds

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The Falcons had a challenging 2021 campaign, and it’s looking like more of the same is on the way for this season. Current futures odds project the team to finish last in the NFC South. It’s the dawning of a new era in Atlanta as longtime starting QB Matt Ryan left via trade to the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason.

Free agent signee Marcus Mariota appears to be in line for the bulk of the snaps, but rookie Desmond Ridder might push for a share. Atlanta opens the season as home underdogs in Week 1 on Sunday, Sept. 11 with a visit from the division rival New Orleans Saints. Here’s a closer look at the latest Falcons betting lines and information.

Atlanta Falcons odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under

Week 1 odds: Falcons a home underdog to division rival Saints 

The Saints closed out last year year at 9-8, in second place in the NFC South, while the Falcons were a couple of steps behind in third place at 7-10.

Preseason expectations in 2022 call for the Saints to potentially compete for a playoff spot, while a long season could be on tap in Atlanta. The teams split their two meetings last year, with each side scoring a road victory.

  • Moneyline: The Falcons moneyline opened at +160 for this year’s opener, with the Saints favored at -205. New Orleans was a solid 6-3 on the road last season, while Atlanta struggled to a mark of 2-6 at home.
  • Spread: The Falcons opened as four-point home underdogs to the Saints in Week 1, and the number has since increased to 4.5.
  • Over/Under: Oddsmakers are tempering expectations on scoring this time around, as the over/under of 42 points is one of the lowest on the board for NFL Week 1 odds.

Atlanta Falcons odds to win the Super Bowl

Last updated: June 30

DraftKings Sportsbook released futures odds on Super Bowl 57 in January and had the Atlanta Falcons at +6500, which left them in the back of the pack and ahead of only five other teams. Since that point, the number has shifted to +20000, which is second-worst in the league.

According to the current odds, the Falcons are extreme longshots to be Super Bowl or even playoff contenders, but they will likely be in the mix for a lofty pick at the next NFL Draft. The current Super Bowl favorites are the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Atlanta Falcons futures odds 2022-23

While anything is possible, the Falcons are extreme longshots to win the next Super Bowl. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to completely dismiss the team when it comes to NFL futures. Here’s a quick run-through of the team’s odds in some of the other top markets:

Regular season win total

DraftKings Sportsbook: Over 5 (+120) / Under 5 (-140)

Last season was a rocky one for a Falcons team that finished at 7-10. The team’s offseason hasn’t inspired much in the way of confidence. Just one team, the Houston Texans, has a lower projected win total at 4.5.

Odds to win the NFC South

BetMGM Sportsbook: +1600

BetMGM has the Falcons bringing up the rear in the NFC South this year. The Buccaneers are the favorites at -300, followed by the New Orleans Saints at +375 and the Carolina Panthers at +1200.

Odds to win the NFC

Caesars Sportsbook: +4000

If this were a horse race, the Falcons are in the group that’s likely to be among the also-rans. Just four of the 16 NFC clubs have worse odds to win the conference. The Buccaneers are the favorites at +350, followed by the Green Bay Packers at +475.

Marcus Mariota NFL MVP odds

FanDuel Sportsbook: +7500

After flaming out as the starter for the Tennessee Titans, Mariota moved to the Las Vegas Raiders in a backup role. From his time as a Heisman Trophy winner to now, there have been plenty of flashes of talent, but nothing to suggest a season for the ages is on tap.

Season-long player prop odds

DraftKings Sportsbook

  • Most passing yards: Marcus Mariota +13000
  • Most rushing yards: Cordarrelle Patterson +10000
  • Most receiving yards: Kyle Pitts +4000

Since not many expect much out of the Falcons this season, it would be stunning to see any of the above claiming a leaguewide season-long yardage trophy. Pitts has the lowest odds of the trio, but his actual chances are incredibly slim.

Atlanta Falcons schedule

Week DateOpponentKickoff TimeSpreadMoneylineTotal
1Sept. 11vs. New Orleans Saints1 p.m. ETNO -4Saints (-190), Falcons (+160)42 pts
2Sept. 18@ Los Angeles Rams4:05 p.m. ET
3Sept. 25@ Seattle Seahawks4:25 p.m. ET
4Oct. 2vs. Cleveland Browns1 p.m. ET
5Oct. 9@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers1 p.m. ET
6Oct. 16vs. San Francisco 49ers1 p.m. ET
7Oct. 23@ Cincinnati Bengals1 p.m. ET
8Oct. 30vs. Carolina Panthers1 p.m. ET
9Nov. 6vs. Los Angeles Chargers1 p.m. ET
10Nov. 10@ Carolina Panthers8:15 p.m. ET
11Nov. 20vs. Chicago Bears1 p.m. ET
12Nov. 27@ Washington Commanders1 p.m. ET
13Dec. 4vs. Pittsburgh Steelers1 p.m. ET
15Dec. 17 OR Dec. 18@ New Orleans SaintsTBD
16Dec. 24@ Baltimore Ravens1 p.m. ET
17Jan. 1vs. Arizona Cardinals1 p.m. ET
18 Jan. 7 OR Jan. 8vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersTBD

Atlanta Falcons news and notes

The biggest offseason story for the Falcons happened in March when the team traded Matt Ryan to the Colts for a third-round draft pick. Immediately following the move, the team inked free agent Marcus Mariota to take his place. Atlanta also made some moves to shore up the defense, including signing edge rusher Lorenzo Carter.

The Falcons had the eighth overall pick at the NFL Draft and used it on USC wide receiver Drake London with an eye on quickly improving an immediate need. In the third round, the club selected Cincinnati QB Desmond Ridder. It appears to be a transition year in Atlanta, so Ridder will have time to develop and could take snaps if Mariota falters.

Atlanta Falcons FAQ

Will the Falcons be good this year?  

It appears likely to be a tough year for Atlanta. The Falcons are toward the back of the pack in Super Bowl futures odds and last for odds to win the NFC South. At DraftKings Sportsbook, the over/under on team regular-season wins is 5.

How did the Falcons do against the spread last year?  

The Falcons were 6-10-1 against the spread last season. The club closed out the year at 7-10 straight-up on the moneyline and leaned slightly toward the under on totals at 7-10.

Whom did the Falcons add and lose in the offseason?  

The Falcons traded Matt Ryan to the Colts for a third-round draft pick. Key additions at the draft included Drake London and Desmond Ridder, while a highlight of free agency was the signing of Lorenzo Carter.

Who is the starting QB for the Falcons?  

Marcus Mariota appears to be in line to start for the Falcons this year. Formerly of the Raiders, he signed a two-year deal following the trade of Matt Ryan. Atlanta also drafted QB Desmond Ridder in the third round.

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