Week 1 of the preseason is barely in the rearview, but that’s not stopping oddsmakers from trying to project what will happen around the NFL this season. At this point, those projections haven’t been kind to the Falcons.
Bovada shared their posted preseason odds with The Falcoholic, and right now, they don’t anticipate that the Falcons will be a playoff team.
Will the Falcons make the playoffs?
If you’re a novice bettor, like me, it’s helpful context to know that any time odds like this are listed as positive, it’s actually less likely to happen. If it’s a negative number, it’s more likely. In these instances, you’d need to bet $100 that the Falcons will make the postseason to win $145. If you put $175 on no, and the Falcons do miss the playoffs, you’d win $100. The less likely outcome pays out more.
The Falcons would likely need better than a 9-7 record to get to the postseason, and the odds don’t favor that, either.
Will the Falcons win more than 9 games in the 2019 regular season?
Over 9: +145
Under 9: -145
So in this scenario, you’d bet $100 on the Falcons winning more than nine games in 2019, and if they make it happen, you’d win $145. Conversely, if you’re some kind of hater, you could bet $145 on them to win fewer than nine games, and if it happens, you’d win $100.
What are oddsmakers expecting the Falcons to do in Week 1? Based on the previous odds, this may not surprise you.
So once again, oddsmakers see a loss as probable in Week 1. The Falcons don’t get no respect, I tell ya. Get those bets in now for the Falcons to win against the Vikings, and your $100 could pay out $165 if they pull it off.
We’ll keep you posted on updated odds throughout the season. Let us know what you think about these odds in the comments below.