Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/17/2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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The Atlanta Falcons host the Green Bay Packers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 54. The Falcons have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 0-1-0 against the spread. The Packers have an ATS record of 1-0-0 while their over/under record is 0-1-0.
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Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
09/11/17 T Jason Spriggs Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/10/17 LB Ahmad Brooks Concussion left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/10/17 T Bryan Bulaga Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/10/17 WR Geronimo Allison Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/05/17 DT Montravius Adams Foot IR
09/05/17 LB Vince Biegel Foot PUP
09/04/17 T Don Barclay Ankle IR
07/30/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL PUP
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
09/10/17 OL Austin Pasztor Chest "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/10/17 RB Brian Hill Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/07/17 LB LaRoy Reynolds Pectoral IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers have run for 84 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the NFL. They've run 28 times, averaging 3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 8 times for 70 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the league in penalties. They are 21st in the NFL in points scored with 17. They have run 74 plays this season for 370 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Packers average 5 yards per play, which is 14th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 26 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. Aaron Rodgers averages 7.4 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion. He has completed 28 passes on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.7%. His quarterback rating is 86.5. He has thrown for 311 yards this season.
The Packers rush defense has allowed 18 attempts for 90 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in the league against the run. Green Bay has committed 8 penalties for 50 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They are 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 9. They have surrendered a total of 225 yards on D, which is 7th in the NFL. The Packers are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has given up 4.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 9th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 14 passes on 27 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense this season, placing them 6th and 7th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 135 yards through the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Green Bay Packers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this year. Their punters have totaled 219 yards on 5 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That places them 15th in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay is ranked 16th in the league in punt returns with 2. They are 13th in the league in all-purpose yards with 395.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons are 10th in the National Football League in points scored with 23. They have run 55 plays this year for 372 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Falcons average 6.8 yards per play, which is 3rd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 18 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Atlanta has run for 64 yards as a unit, which ranks 21st in the league. They've run 23 times, averaging 2.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 8 times for 73 yards so far this year, which has them 11th in the NFL in penalties. Matt Ryan has passed for 321 yards this year. He's completed 21 throws while attempting 30 passes for a completion percentage of 70%. His quarterback rating this season is 116.1. He averages 15.3 yards per completion and 10.7 yards per pass attempt.
Atlanta is 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 17. They have given up a total of 301 yards on D, which is 17th in the league. The Falcons are 18th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has allowed 4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 5th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 26 throws on 40 attempts against the Atlanta defense this season, ranking them 25th and 28th in the league. The Falcons pass defense has also surrendered a total of 176 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 19 attempts for 125 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the NFL against the run. The Atlanta Falcons have had 4 penalties for 40 yards on defense this year. That places them 6th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Atlanta is 18th in the NFL in punt returns with 2. They've totaled 24 punt return yards and are averaging 12 yards per return, which is 5th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 15 yards. They are 9th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 420. The Atlanta Falcons have tried 3 field goals this season and made 3, which is 8th in the league. Atlanta kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 178 yards on 3 punts, averaging 59.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 1st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Packers +1
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