NFL Betting Preview: Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots – Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021

by Spooky Express | November 15, 2021 |

What a difference a week makes in the NFL, and how quickly opinions can change of different teams throughout the league. Kicking off Week 11 for Thursday Night Football, we will see the New England Patriots on the road taking on the Atlanta Falcons for an important matchup for both teams.

The Patriots are riding high at this point of the regular season and they are fresh off laying the smackdown on the depleted Cleveland Browns. There is much to be excited about if you are a Pats’ fan, and they have an excellent chance against a struggling Atlanta offense this Thursday.

Atlanta could not get anything together against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10, and a short week won’t give them much time to correct these problems. This game could set the Patriots up in a big way in the AFC. Let’s break down the matchup and help determine your best bets.

New England Patriots Betting Preview: A dynamic offense and defense

It should be noted that Cleveland was missing a number of key players either to injuries or to COVID when they squared off with New England. That being said, New England absolutely dominated them in every way possible on both sides of the ball.

Even with Damien Williams out of this game after failing concussion protocol, Rhamondre Stevenson was inserted and gave two touchdowns and over 100 yards on the ground. The Patriots were able to force many turnovers and they never gave a chance for Cleveland to breathe.

A similar formula looks to take place against a slow Atlanta offense. The short week for this Thursday night matchup favors the Patriots coming off a win.

Atlanta Falcons Betting Preview: Can the pieces be put together?

Coming into this season with a new head coach, Atlanta and their fans believed that they would have a turnaround year with a chance to make some noise. There has yet to be much to speak of, despite picking up a couple of wins.

The latest showing against Dallas was inconsolable, and there was absolutely no highlight for Atlanta from that game.

This now brings them to a short week matchup against the Patriots, which bodes poorly for the Falcons in this game. They have a chance with it being at home, but they are going to have to show some signs of life to do any sort of convincing to the rest of the NFL.

Patriots @ Falcons Betting Odds and Lines

Coming into this Thursday Night Football matchup, the people over at MyBookie have the New England Patriots favored on the road over the Atlanta Falcons by 3.5 points. A few weeks ago, this line may have looked different, but the Patriots have earned their respect.

Free Betting Picks

It’s hard to see the bright spots for Atlanta, and this is a tough blow for them to have to go into this matchup on a short week. With more time to prepare, I would give them a better chance, but I am taking New England to win on the road in this matchup.

Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: New England Patriots @ -3.5

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