Atlanta Flacons v New England Patriots
This comes down to what narrative you buy into, whether it is A) give him two weeks to prepare and Belicheck can shut down any offence, or B) The Patroits hav not seen this combination of offence and defence this season and wonèt be able to handle it.
Personally I think a little bit of both is the corrent answer. I think both defences are underrated, the Patriots because of scheming and the Falcons because of athleticism, which will produce a lower scoring game than most are expecting, i.e. high teens low twenties sort of game that may well go down to the last possession.
If it is a blowout, I think it is more likely to go in Atlantas favour, but I do not quite see that happening. I think New England gets it done late on experience.
The Pick: ML New England(-155) Vs Spread: New England -3
Conference Championships: ML 2-0 Vs Spread 0-2
Season: ML 172-93 Vs Spread: 134-125-6 and overall up 19.3 units
Enjoy the game everybody!