New England (16-2) vs Atlanta (13-5)
When: Sunday, February 5th 2017
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Time: 6:30 ET | TV: FOX
After one of the most dominant regular seasons in NFL history, the New England Patriots (16-2 SU, 15-3 ATS) are headed for their seventh Super Bowl with the combination of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. They have opened as 3-point favorites against their opponents at Super Bowl 51, the Atlanta Falcons (13-5 SU, 12-6 ATS). Kick-off from NRG Stadium in Houston is at 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, February 5, and will be televised on the FOX network with Luke Bryan singing the National Anthem.
Super Bowl LI opened with a total of 59 points, the biggest total in the history of the Super Bowl. The previous record of 57 points was set at Super Bowl 44, when the New Orleans Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Miami and the total easily went UNDER. The OVER is 15-2-1 for the Falcons this year after last week’s 62-point total in their NFC title win over the Green Bay Packers ended at 66.
The Patriots, on the other hand, have the UNDER at 10-8 this season, but their two playoff games went over, including last week’s 36-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers (OVER 51) in the AFC title game. New England was a 6-point home favorite against the Steelers and covered easily.