Free Sports Picks: Home CFB CBB MLB MMA Boxing Super Bowl
LootMeister NFL Picks
Online SportsbooksBest Sportsbook Bonuses
GTBets

Buffalo Bills vs. Atlanta Falcons Point Spread - Pick

Buffalo Bills (2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS) vs. Atlanta Falcons (3-0 SU, 2-1 ATS)
Week 4 NFL
Date/Time: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1PM EST
Where: Mercedes Benz Stadium
TV: CBS

By Loot, NFL Football Handicapper, Lootmeister.com

Point Spread: BUF +8/ATL -8
Over/Under Total: 48.5

The Buffalo Bills come down south to face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in week four action from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Both teams were victorious this past week. The Falcons narrowly avoided a last-second comeback by the Detroit Lions, scoring a big road-win, 30-26. They look to make it 4-0 against the 2-1 Bills. On Sunday, the underdog Bills scored an impressive 26-16 win over the 2-0 Denver Broncos. They have covered the spread in all of their games this season.

The Bulls look to have found another gear this season under first-year head coach Sean McDermott. They beat the Jets, narrowly lost in a tough road game in Carolina, before beating a good Denver team at home on Sunday. They now get their second shot to beat an NFC South team on the road, where they may be out of their element, but showed their defense travels well against the Panthers a few weeks ago. The Buffalo offense was versatile on Sunday, while their defense was able to register big plays at the end to repel the Denver comeback attempt.

Buffalo QB Tyrod Taylor had an effective and efficient day on Sunday for the Bills. He completed 20 of 26 passes with 213 yards and two touchdowns with no picks. He was forced to become more-aerial with the run-game being bottled up by a good Denver "D." But having success against the Denver secondary was perhaps even more-impressive. LeSean McCoy was held to very little on the ground, though he did have 7 catches, with Mike Tolbert leading the team with 44 yards on the ground. Taylor made connections with Jordan Matthews, while Charles Clay and Andre Holmes hauled in touchdown grabs. In the last two games, however, the Buffalo O-line has been laboring in keeping the opposing pass-rush in check, as well as in springing the run-game. Being thin at tackle with Cordy Glenn out seems like a likely culprit. They hope to get him back soon.

The Buffalo defense was big on Sunday. After Trevor Siemian looked so good the previous week, the Buffalo defense made him look a lot worse with no TD throws and two picks. Secondary members Tra'Davious White and EJ Gaines both had picks. Shaq Lawson, Kyle Williams, and Lorenzo Alexander all had sacks. They hope they have both defensive tackles this week, with Jerel Worthy having missed three games and Marcell Dareus sitting the last one out with a bad ankle. Linebackers Ramon Humber and Preston Brown have been very active on this unit so far on the young season. Even in the one game they lost, this group gave up just 9 points. They look pretty dependable through three games.

QUIT THROWING AWAY YOUR HARD EARNED LOOT! BET ON THE BUFFALO VS. ATLANTA GAME AT DISCOUNTED ODDS -105 TODAY AT 5DIMES

Hats off to Atlanta for the way they have begun the season. They have beaten the Packers and Lions in consecutive weeks, barely overcoming Detroit in a great road win on Sunday, 30-26. Detroit was ruled to take the lead on late touchdown, but it was ruled that the receiver was down before he hit the goal-line and a ten second run-off locked up the nerve-racking win for the Dirty Birds. They had to overcome a lot of mistakes and a Detroit team that always seems to come up with the right answers late. They now return home for their second game in their new building.

On Sunday, Matt Ryan was uncharacteristic with three picks, as the Falcons had to overcome mistakes all game to beat the Lions. Ryan still threw for two touchdowns and 294 yards, getting big games from Julio Jones and Taylor Gabriel, as well as a touchdown catch from Mohamed Sanu. Helping a lot was Devonta Freeman, who ran for 106 yards and a TD. Tevin Coleman was useful with 46 yards on the ground and another 43 through the air. It shows that even when things aren't going particularly well, they can still salvage a win against a good team. They hope T Ryan Schraeder can return this week, as his replacement was not adept at stopping the pass-rush.

The Falcons' defense was not at their best against Detroit. Late in the game, two Desmond Trufant penalties on Detroit's final game nearly led to a defeat. But the "D" kept Detroit from ever taking the lead in the game and in a contest where the offense was atypically mistake-prone, the defense made enough big plays and kept Detroit from having one of their customary last-minute comebacks. In the secondary, S Brian Poole was big on the day, as was Robert Alford and Keanu Neal. In the middle, Deion Jones made a lot of plays, along with De'Vondre Campbell. Up-front, Dontari Poe and Grady Jarrett didn't allow the Detroit run-game to get rolling, while defensive ends Adrian Clayborn and Takkarist McKinley both registered sacks against Matthew Stafford. They look to keep the pass-rush on-point with Vic Beasley still missing time.

Buffalo faces a tough test on Sunday in an environment in which they are unaccustomed. But at the same time, this Bills bunch appears to have a lot more going for it than in recent seasons, as evidenced by them covering all of their spreads this season thus far. If looking to time an Atlanta letdown, this could be the week. They put a lot of effort into starting at 3-0 and Buffalo is looking at this as a golden opportunity. I envision a plucky performance from the Bills on Sunday.

Loot's Prediction to Cover the Point Spread: I'm betting on the Buffalo Bills plus 8 points. Tired of your credit card not working for sportsbook deposit? End that problem today and bet the Bills vs. Falcons game by signing up at Bovada Sportsbook where your credit card WILL work and where you'll receive a generous 50% sign-up bonus!

Share this article with friends:

Leave a comment:

SAVE BIG MONEY BY BETTING AT -105 REDUCED ODDS!
Quit wasting your hard earned money! Make the switch from -110 to -105 odds today
You'll be so glad that you did! Click Here!
Doc's Sports NFL Picks

NFL Betting

  • Reduced Juice - Loot explains how reduced odds football betting works and where you can find this valuable asset.
  • What is a Point Spread? - Many new to the game struggle to understand why one side has a (+) while the other has a (-) in front of a team. We explain what the spread is and how it works.
  • Football Bets - All the different types of wagers that you can make when betting on football games.
  • What Professional Handicappers Do - Learn the tricks of the trade and increase your odds of beating the books!
  • Key Numbers - The article that bookies don't want you to read!
  • NFL Betting Quiz - Test your football wagering prowess with Loot's 10 question quiz!
  • Super Bowl 52 Predictions - Loot gives his preseason picks for which teams are most likely to win "the big game" along with middle of the road and a longshot that is sure to surprise you!
  • 2017 NFL Season Wins Predictions - Loot breaks down every team and gives his opinion on how they'll do vs. the number!
  • 2017 NFL Bye Weeks - The first set start in Week 5 and the final byes take place in Week 11. Loot also gives tips on betting on teams coming off byes.
  • 2017 NFL Coaching Changes - We seem to be in an era where football coaches become disposable in an instant if they don't win. 2016 was no different as a handful of teams made the switch. Check out who went where right here!

MISC.

  • Famous Football Players - Biographies of the best and greatest NFL football players of all-time.
  • Greatest NFL Players of All Time - A list of all time greats at each position. Each position has it's own dedicated article!
  • Best Quarterbacks of All Time - Joe Montana heads our list of top 10 QB's, however, Tom Brady is a sure bet to give him a run for his money by the time his career is said and done.
  • Best Running Backs of All Time - We list the top 10 greatest ball carriers of all-time. The order may be debatable, as Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and Walter Payton all brought something special to the gridiron.
  • Football Lingo - One must be very familiar with all of the terms, slang and jargon associated with this game to win at football betting. Find a slew of pigskin terminology right here!
  • Football Quotes - Funny and memorable sayings from around the National Football League including comments made by Vince Lombardi and John Madden.

Other Great Sites

  • Predictem - Weekly NFL picks from one of the most knowledgeable sports handicappers on the web. Tons of great football betting advice articles here too!
Reduced Juice Sports Betting 100% Sportsbook Bonus Best Parlay Odds Online