NFL Week 7 Odds & Game Preview: Atlanta vs. New England

Posted by Peter Boysen on October 19, 2017 in

In the National Football League, we will see a rematch of the Super Bowl a season ago between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. The Atlanta Falcons started the season with three straight wins and now have dropped two games in a row. The Falcons are 0.5 games behind Carolina in the NFC South and the NFL Week 7 Odds underdog against Tom Brady and Pat’s gang.

For New England, they are 4-2 on the season. The win last week over the New York Jets gave the Patriots the lead in the AFC East. New England is 1-2 at home this season. In this game, the New England Patriots are the favorites. New England is -3.5 over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night Football.

NFL Week 7 Odds & Game Preview: Atlanta vs. New England

  • Where: Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, MA
  • When: Sunday October 22, 2017; 7:30pm CT
  • TV: NBC
  • Radio: 92.9 FM (Atlanta) / 98.5 FM (New England)
  • Live Stream: NFL Live
  • NFL Week 7 Odds: New England Patriots -3.5

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 15°C/59°F
  • Humidity: 94%
  • Precipitation: 8%
  • Cloud Cover: 52%
  • Wind: 7 mph SSW
  • Stadium Type: Open


Recent Head to Head (Last 7 Games)

  • Record: New England leads 5-2
  • Score: Atlanta 24.29 / New England 24.57
  • Rush Yards: Atlanta 97.14 / New England 115.14
  • Pass Attempts: Atlanta 33.00 / New England 40.43
  • Completion Percentage: Atlanta 59.74 / New England 62.54
  • Passing Yards: Atlanta 251.86 / New England 291.71
  • Total Yards: Atlanta 349.00 / New England 406.85
  • Turnovers: Atlanta 1.14 / New England 1.86

Why consider the Patriots NFL Week 7 Odds?

The New England Patriots trailed 28-3 in the SUper Bowl of a season ago. The Patriots started slowly this season and lost their season opener to Kansas City. After beating the Saints and Texans, they then fell to the Panthers in Week 4. Back to back wins over the Buccaneers and Jets have them where they are at now.

The Patriots will host the Los Angeles Chargers next week, before their bye week. After the bye, they will play Sunday Night Football on the road at the Denver Broncos. The Patriots are led by their quarterback Tom Brady, who needs just 41 yards to get to 2,000 on the season and has tossed 13 touchdowns. His top target this season is Brandin Cooks, with 472 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Team Statistics


  • Average Score For: 28.67
  • Total Yards: 412
  • Rush Yards: 102.17
  • Passing Yards: 309.83


  • Average Score Against: 26.50
  • Total Yards: 440.66
  • Rush Yards: 115.83
  • Passing Yards: 324.83

Why consider the Falcons NFL Week 7 Odds?

The Atlanta Falcons looked to be cruising through the 2017 season with wins over the Bears, Packers, and Lions to start the season. But back to back losses to the Bills and Dolphins have Atlanta reeling heading into this game. The Falcons have scored just 17 points in each of their last two games, after scoring 29 points per game.

Falcons visit New England as the NFL Week 7 Odds underdog.

Matt Ryan has struggled a bit this season. The quarterback has just 6 touchdowns in 4 games this season. Julio Jones has yet to score a touchdown as well. Devonta Freeman is the leading running back for Atlanta. Freeman has 353 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2017.

Team Statistics


  • Average Score For: 24.20
  • Total Yards: 378.8
  • Rush Yards: 121.00
  • Passing Yards: 257.80


  • Average Score Against: 21.80
  • Total Yards: 331.40
  • Rush Yards: 102.00
  • Passing Yards: 210.40

Latest NFL Week 7 Betting Trends

  • Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 19 of Atlanta’s last 24 games
  • New England is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • New England is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of New England’s last 10 games

Expert Pick and Prediction

The New England Patriots are going to win this game. Something is going on with the Atlanta Falcons, and until they figure it out – they are going to have some problems. New England has righted the ship and will be able to move the ball and score the football. This game in Foxborough at night leads the Patriots to win.

It may be a good game, but our guess is it will not be. The New England Patriots are going to win this game by double figures over the Atlanta Falcons. The bet for the Sunday Night Football game in Week 7 is the New England Patriots -3.5 over the Atlanta Falcons.