Sunday, January 3, 2016
The Georgia Dome
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The New Orleans Saints take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at The Georgia Dome. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 52.
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Drew Brees finished his last game with 412 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 25 passes out of 36 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Saints were led in rushing by Timothy Hightower, who finished with 122 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Brandin Cooks led the team in receiving. He had a total of 123 yards on 5 receptions for an average of 25 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game New Orleans got a total of 29 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 18 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 72 total plays for 537 yards for the game. The Saints ran for 135 yards on 35 attempts.
Matt Ryan finished his last game with 306 yards through the air for Atlanta. He completed 23 passes out of 30 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 73 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Julio Jones led the team in receiving. He had a total of 178 yards on 9 receptions for an average of 20 yards per catch in the game. Atlanta got a total of 21 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 13 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 62 total plays for 373 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 77 yards on 30 attempts.
New Orleans is scoring 26 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 29 passes on 42 attempts for a 69% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 310 yards per game through the air as well. The Saints are averaging 95 rushing yards per game on 25 attempts per contest for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They also run 69 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 405 yards per game. The Saints are averaging 24 first downs per game and they accumulate 71.1 penalty yards per game via 8.4 penalties.
New Orleans allows 281 passing yards per game and 31 points per contest on defense. They give up 23 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 68%. The Saints give up 132 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 5.1 average per carry. New Orleans gives up 413 total yards per game including 6.6 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties per game that total 57 yards as a unit.
Atlanta averages 21 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 67% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 270 yards through the air per game thus far. The Falcons rush for an average of 101 yards per contest on 26 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry for the season. They also run 67 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 372 yards per game. The Falcons get an average of 22 first downs per game and they average 62.5 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties.
Atlanta allows an average of 237 passing yards and 22 points per contest. They give up 23 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 66% per game. The Falcons give up 108 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. Atlanta gives up 345 total yards per game including an average of 5.6 per play. They create an average of 1.5 turnovers per game and 6.1 penalties for 45.5 yards each game.
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 9-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 7-7-1 this season
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 2-12-1 against the over/under so far this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 6-9-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/27/15 LB Dannell Ellerbe Hip "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/27/15 WR Marques Colston Chest "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/27/15 T Zach Strief Elbow "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
12/10/15 RB Mark Ingram Shoulder IR
11/26/15 CB Keenan Lewis Leg IR
11/10/15 QB Luke McCown Back IR
11/04/15 RB Khiry Robinson Leg IR
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
12/29/15 DT Paul Soliai Calf "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/27/15 DT Grady Jarrett Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/27/15 RB Tevin Coleman Concussion "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
12/18/15 C James Stone Knee IR
12/16/15 S William Moore Ankle IR
12/12/15 K Matt Bryant Quad IR
12/05/15 WR Leonard Hankerson Hamstring IR
10/21/15 FB Collin Mooney Arm IR
09/10/15 G Jon Asamoah Undisclosed IR
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans
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