Thursday, October 15, 2015
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The Atlanta Falcons take on the New Orleans Saints on Thursday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51.
Matt Ryan finished his last game with 254 yards through the air for Atlanta. He completed 24 passes out of 42 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 153 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Jacob Tamme was the team leader in receiving with a total of 94 yards and 8 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. As a team in that game Atlanta got a total of 29 first downs by way of 12 rushing, 14 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 77 total plays for 418 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 176 yards on 32 attempts.
Drew Brees finished his last game with 335 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 26 passes out of 43 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Mark Ingram, who finished with 57 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Willie Snead was the team leader in receiving with a total of 141 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. New Orleans got a total of 19 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 14 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 69 total plays for 388 yards for the game. The Saints ran for 96 yards on 21 attempts.
Atlanta is scoring 32 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 24 passes on 37 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 232 yards per game through the air as well. The Falcons are running for an average of 126 yards per game on 31 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 406 yards per game. The Falcons are averaging 25 first downs per game and they accumulate 66.8 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties.
Atlanta allows 288 passing yards per game and 22 points per contest on defense. They give up 27 completions on 41 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 66%. The Falcons allow 78 rushing yards per game on 20 carries for a 3.9 average per play. Atlanta allows 366 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.2 penalties for 48 yards per game.
New Orleans averages 21 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 29 passes per game on 42 attempts for a 69% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 244 yards through the air per game thus far. The Saints run for an average of 85 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.7 yards per play for a total of 387 yards per game. The Saints get an average of 22 first downs per game and they average 77 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties.
New Orleans allows an average of 273 passing yards and 29 points per contest. They give up 20 completions on 31 attempts for a completion percentage of 65% per game. The Saints allow 136 rushing yards per contest on 30 carries for a 4.5 average per rush. New Orleans allows 409 total yards per game for an average of 6.5 yards per play. They force 1 turnovers per contest and 7.2 penalties for 54.6 yards in each contest.
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 2-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 3-2-0 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/14/15 WR Julio Jones Hamstring is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. New Orleans
10/14/15 LB Justin Durant Elbow expected to miss Thursday vs. New Orleans
10/14/15 WR Leonard Hankerson Thumb probable Thursday vs. New Orleans
10/14/15 G Mike Person Ankle expected to miss Thursday vs. New Orleans
10/07/15 WR Devin Hester Toe IR - designated to return (eligible to return week 12)
09/10/15 G Jon Asamoah Undisclosed IR
09/04/15 T Lamar Holmes Foot PUP
10/15/15 CB Damian Swann Concussion expected to miss Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/15/15 G Jahri Evans Knee probable Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/15/15 T Terron Armstead Knee doubtful Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/15/15 P Thomas Morstead Quad expected to miss Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/15/15 G Tim Lelito Shoulder expected to miss Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/13/15 WR Marques Colston Shoulder expected to miss Thursday vs. Atlanta
10/11/15 DL Bobby Richardson Hip "?" Thursday vs. Atlanta
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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