Super Bowl 51 Betting Preview & Tips

Super Bowl 51 Preview

Odds: Patriots $1.65, Falcons $2.30 (As of 28th January 2017)

The following Super Bowl 51 betting preview will provide an overview of each team and predictions for the game.

Super Bowl 51 will be played in Houston on Monday, 6th February (9:30am local time). New England won the last Super Bowl played at the venue in 2004.

Atlanta are searching for their first ever Super Bowl victory, while New England will be playing for their fifth win since 2001.

Recent Meetings

The Patriots have won the last four games against Atlanta since 2001.

09/29/2013
New England 30, Atlanta 23

09/27/2009
New England 26, Atlanta 10

10/09/2005
New England 31, Atlanta 28

11/04/2001
New England 24, Atlanta 10

New England Patriots

The Patriots are into another Super Bowl are defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship match. Their last appearance in the Super Bowl was a stunning last minute win over the Seahawks.

The Patriots are led by Tom Brady who has played in every Super Bowl game for New England since 2001. Bill Belichick will coach his team for a coaching record seventh time in a Super Bowl.

In terms of injuries, the Patriots are missing tightend Rob Gronkowski but Martellus Bennett has been an adequate replacement.

Playoffs Form Guide

The Patriots dominated the playoffs in the AFC and scored 34+ points in both games. Although, Brady threw two interceptions against Houston in a sloppy performance. New England will be hoping for a better running attack against Atlanta as they struggled to move the ball against the Steelers.

AFC Championship Game
New England 36, Pittsburgh 17

AFC Divisional Game
New England 34, Houston 16

Super Bowl History

This is the Patriots 9th appearance in the Super Bowl. They’ve won 4 of the last 6 and have only lost against the New York Giants recently.

2015
New England 28, Seattle 24

2012
New York Giants 21, New England 17

2008
New York Giants 17, New England 14

2005
New England 24, Philadelphia 21

2004
New England 32, Carolina 29

2002
New England 20, St Louis 17

Players to watch

Tom Brady: Brady is the key to this match, if he plays well the Patriots will win. He threw 3 touchdowns and 384 yards against the Steelers.

Chris Hogan: Hogan has been a regular target for Brady this postseason and he caught 2 touchdown passes last match. His 180 receiving yards was a record for the Patriots in the playoffs.

Devin McCourty: McCourty will most likely lineup against Julio Jones in a key battle in the Super Bowl. McCourty is a diverse defensive back who can play corner or safety.


Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta reach the Super Bowl for the second time in their history. Their one and only appearance in the Super Bowl was back in 1999 against the Denver Broncos (Lost 34-19).

The Falcons have won 6 games in a row on their way to the Super Bowl.

Atlanta are the number 1 scoring offense in the league (33.8 points per game) and play against the number 1 defense in the NFL (Patriots 15.6 points per game). The Falcons were poor in defending during the season as most games became shootouts, they were ranked 26th in the league for points allowed per game (25.4).

Playoffs Form Guide

The Falcons comfortably reached the Super Bowl with two high scoring wins over Green Bay and Seattle.

NFC Championship Game
Atlanta 44, Green Bay 21

NFC Divisional Game
Atlanta 36, Seattle 20

Super Bowl History

Only one appearance for the Falcons in their history against John Elway and the Broncos in the late 90s.
1999
Denver 34, Atlanta 19

Players to watch

Matt Ryan: Ryan has been surberb this season and is well in the MVP race. His 38 touchdown passes during the season were a career high. He tossed 4 touchdowns in the win over Green Bay last game.

Julio Jones: Jones is a matchup nightmare for the defense and dominated Green Bay in the Falcons last game. He racked up 180 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.

Ricardo Allen: On the Falcons defense, free safety Ricardo Allen has collected an interception in both playoff games. If the Falcons can force turnovers from the Patriots, they’ll be a chance of winning.

Prediction

The Patriots hold the advantage as they’ve played in the Super Bowl more recently compared to the Falcons. Atlanta will need to create turnovers if they’re a chance. The battle between Tom Brady and Matt Ryan is one to watch.

In the end we’re tipping the experienced pair of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick to win another Super Bowl.

Bet on the New England Patriots

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