After their free agency splash, Vegas doesn’t give the Falcons much of a chance in 2020.
Even in an expanded playoff field, oddsmakers don’t foresee Atlanta in the postseason.
Fourteen teams — seven from each conference — will make the playoffs this season. The probability that Atlanta will be one of them appears low.
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BetMGM gives Drew Brees and the Saints a 50% chance of winning the NFC South. Tampa Bay, with its free agent addition of quarterback Tom Brady are next with a 41.7% chance of being kings of the South. The Falcons? They’re given a 14.3% probability. That’s better than the Cam Newton-less Panthers’ 4.8% chance.
The Falcons haven’t made the playoffs since 2017. They are coming off back-to-back 7-9 seasons — which was good enough for second-place finish in the division both years.
The NFL schedule is expected to be released later this month. Atlanta’s non-division opponents include: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles (Chargers), and Seattle. The team is expected to play one home game on international soil.
At Per Bet Online, the over/under win total for the Falcons went from eight before free agency to 7-1/2 after it began.
Atlanta’s most assured placement in the division is third, with a 51.5% probability.
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