Virginia Horse Racing “Guess the Score” Contest: Green Bay @ Atlanta ($100 in Prizes!)

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Prizing:

1st Place: $50 Amazon gift card

2nd-6th Place: $10 Starbucks gift card

Top 6 Players:

1. Rick Long (329 points)
2. bcvenab***@hotmail.com (329 points)
3. Roger Morgan (317 points)
4. Jason Ross (317 points)
5. Sara Bah (317 points)
6. Laura Bunton (317 points)

Overview:

On Sunday, January 22nd, at 3:05 P.M. the (10-6) Green Bay Packers will be on the road to take on the (11-5) Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game.

The Crowd:

“The Crowd” projects a final score of Falcons 30.6 – Packers 29.3 with an over/under of 60.3.  The Vegas Line has a final score of Falcons 32.0 – Packers 28.0 with an over/under of 60.0.

2016-17 Statistics (32 total teams):

Yards per game: Falcons 415.8 (2nd) > Packers 368.8 (8th)

Points per game: Falcons 33.8 (1st) > Packers 27.0 (4th)

Turnover margin: Falcons +11 > Packers +8

Fewest yards allowed per game:  Packers 363.9 (22nd) > Falcons 371.2 (25th)

Fewest Points allowed per game: Packers 24.2 (21st) > Falcons 25.4 (27th)

Summary:

Atlanta looked impressive last week putting up 36 points against a tough Seattle defense.  Green Bay has now dispatched of the Giants and Cowboys scoring over 30 points in both games.  The Packers now have won eight straight games dating back to the regular season while Atlanta owns a five-game winning streak.  Both teams have elite quarterbacks that are playing at a very high level right now.  I expect this to be a shootout type of game so I would take the over (60.3) that “The Crowd” is currently projecting.  Atlanta (+134) ranked 2nd in the league in point differential while Green Bay (+44) was 8th.  The Falcons defeated the Packers 33-32 earlier this season in Atlanta.  The Packers could be without Jordy Nelson and Morgan Burnett who are questionable with injuries.  This should be a close game and I like Atlanta to win at home by a field goal.

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