Sunday, September 18, 2016
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The Atlanta Falcons take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at O.co Coliseum. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 47. The Falcons are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Raiders have an over/under record of 1-0-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Matt Ryan finished with 334 yards through the air for Atlanta last week. He completed 27 passes out of 39 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. The Falcons were led in rushing by Tevin Coleman, who finished with 22 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Coleman was the team leader in receiving with a total of 95 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 19 yards per reception. As a team in that game Atlanta got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 374 yards for the game. The Falcons ran for 52 yards on 22 attempts.
Derek Carr finished with 319 yards through the air for Oakland last week. He completed 24 passes out of 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. The Raiders were led in rushing by Jalen Richard, who finished with 84 yards on 3 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 28 yards per carry. Amari Cooper was the team leader in receiving with a total of 137 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Oakland got a total of 25 first downs in that game. 8 came from running the ball and 14 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 486 yards for the game. The Raiders ran for 167 yards on 26 attempts.
Atlanta scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 13th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 27 passes on 39 attempts for a 69% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 322 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in the league. The Falcons run for an average of 52 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 2.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 31st in the league. They also run 64 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 374 yards per game, ranking their offense 11th overall this season. The Falcons average 19 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the NFL. They accumulate 74 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, which ranks 12th in the league.
Atlanta allows 281 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd, and they allow 31 points per contest on defense, which ranks 26th. They give up 23 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 70%. The Falcons allow 90 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 3.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 15th in the NFL. Atlanta allows 371 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 21st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6 penalties for 48 yards per game, ranking them 18th among NFL teams.
Oakland averages 35 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 4th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage. They throw for 319 yards through the air per game, ranking them 8th. The Raiders run for an average of 167 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 6.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 1st on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 7.6 yards per play for a total of 486 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the league on offense. The Raiders get an average of 25 first downs per game, which ranks 6th. They average 141 penalty yards per game via 14 penalties, ranking them 1st in the NFL.
Oakland allows an average of 419 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 32nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 34 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 28 completions on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 67% per game. The Raiders allow 88 rushing yards per contest on 22 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 14th in the NFL. Oakland allows 507 total yards per game for an average of 7.8 yards per play, which ranks 32nd in the league. They force 7 penalties for 53 yards in each contest, ranking 23rd.
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 0-1-0 this season
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/13/16 WR Mohamed Sanu Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/12/16 WR Julio Jones Ankle probable Sunday vs. Oakland
09/12/16 DT Ra'Shede Hageman Legal problems "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/11/16 LB Brooks Reed Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/11/16 RB Terron Ward Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/02/16 WR Devin Fuller Shoulder IR
08/31/16 S Keanu Neal Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/11/16 CB Jalen Collins Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/13/16 T Menelik Watson Groin "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/11/16 T Austin Howard Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/01/16 DE Mario Jr. Edwards Hip out indefinitely
08/17/16 TE Gabe Holmes Foot out indefinitely
08/11/16 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
08/11/16 FB Marcel Reece Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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