- ATL +3 / ML +140 (10u) & under 58.5 (5u) L
I have a lot of faith in the MVP Matty Ice to lead this historically great offense and earn his first ring in Super Bowl 51 tonight. They have too many weapons for the elite Patriots defense to worry about and I'm expecting the Falcons to establish their run game early to open up the passing lanes as the game goes on. Patriots will likely utilize their run game more often as well to keep the ball out of Matt Ryan's hands and win the time of possession battle. Atlanta's defense is underrated and should bend but not break against a New England offense lacking depth in offensive talent. The Patriots have yet to score in the first quarter in any of their 6 Super Bowl appearances and against a top notch offense like Atlanta, they might not be able to recover from an early deficit. Although the Patriots are the veteran team with playoff experience, they've had the easiest strength of schedule in the NFL this year and hasn't been tested enough against elite talent. On the other hand, the Falcons have had the toughest strength of schedule this season and Matty Ice should be able to finish off his MVP season by taking down the Patriots in a potential shootout.