Saturday, January 14, 2017
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The Seattle Seahawks take on the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday at the Georgia Dome in an NFC Divisional Playoff game. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.5. The Seahawks are 9-8-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-8-0. The Falcons have an over/under record of 13-2-1 and they are 10-6-0 against the spread.
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Russell Wilson finished with 224 yards through the air for Seattle last week in their 26-6 win over the Lions. He completed 23 passes out of 30 attempts for a 77% completion percentage. The Seahawks were led in rushing by Thomas Rawls, who finished with 161 yards on 27 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Doug Baldwin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 104 yards and 11 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 9 yards per reception. As a team in that game Seattle got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 387 yards for the game. The Seahawks ran for 177 yards on 38 attempts.
Matt Ryan finished with 331 yards passing for Atlanta in Week 17. He went 27 for 36, resulting in a 75% completion percentage. The Falcons were led on the ground by Devonta Freeman, who finished with 96 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Julio Jones led the team in receiving with 96 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Atlanta had 25 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 19 came from a pass. They ran 59 total plays for 465 yards for the contest. The Falcons ran for 142 yards on 22 carries as a team.
Seattle scores 22 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 18th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 258 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in the league. The Seahawks run for an average of 99 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 25th in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 357 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Seahawks average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 22nd in the NFL. They accumulate 60.6 penalty yards per game via 7.3 penalties, which ranks 7th in the league.
Seattle allows 226 passing yards per game, ranking 8th, and they allow 18 points per contest on defense, which ranks 3rd. They give up 21 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Seahawks allow 93 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 3.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 7th in the NFL. Seattle allows 319 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 5th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.4 penalties for 57.8 yards per game, ranking them 2nd among NFL teams.
Atlanta averages 34 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 1st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. They throw for 295 yards through the air per game, ranking them 3rd. The Falcons run for an average of 121 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 5th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 6.7 yards per play for a total of 416 yards per game, ranking them 2nd in the league on offense. The Falcons get an average of 24 first downs per game, which ranks 2nd. They average 53 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, ranking them 11th in the NFL.
Atlanta allows an average of 267 passing yards per game, which ranks 28th in the league. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 27th. They give up 26 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Falcons allow 105 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 17th in the NFL. Atlanta allows 371 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 25th in the league. They force 7.1 penalties for 60.9 yards in each contest, ranking 24th.
Seattle Betting Trends
Seattle is 9-8-0 against the over/under this season
Seattle has an ATS record of 9-8-0 this season
Atlanta Betting Trends
Atlanta is 13-2-1 against the over/under this season
Atlanta has an ATS record of 10-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/28/16 WR Tyler Lockett Leg IR
12/22/16 DE Damontre Moore Foot IR
12/08/16 S Earl Thomas Tibia IR
11/21/16 RB C.J. Prosise Shoulder expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/18/16 DT Garrison Smith Undisclosed IR
09/08/16 G Germain Ifedi Ankle out indefinitely
01/08/17 DT Tony McDaniel Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta
01/04/17 LS Nolan Frese Ankle IR
12/16/16 S Kemal Ishmael Shoulder IR
11/27/16 CB Desmond Trufant Pectoral IR
11/23/16 TE Jacob Tamme Shoulder IR
10/19/16 DE Derrick Shelby Calf IR
10/03/16 LB Sean Weatherspoon Achilles IR
09/02/16 WR Devin Fuller Shoulder IR
01/08/17 WR Taylor Gabriel Foot "?" Saturday vs. Seattle
01/08/17 TE Austin Hooper Knee "?" Saturday vs. Seattle
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta -3.5
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