Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
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The Atlanta Falcons travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 4.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 52.5.
The Falcons have an ATS record of 3-9-0 while their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Packers have an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they are 4-7-1 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 3-9-0 against the spread
Important Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Green Bay Packers are 4-7-1 against the spread
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
12/01/18 DE Derrick Shelby Groin IR
10/24/18 G Brandon Fusco Ankle IR
10/16/18 RB Devonta Freeman Foot IR
09/25/18 S Ricardo Allen Achilles IR
09/19/18 G Andy Levitre Triceps IR
09/09/18 S Keanu Neal ACL IR
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
12/02/18 T Bryan Bulaga Knee injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
12/02/18 S Kentrell Brice Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
12/02/18 CB Kevin King Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
12/02/18 S Raven Greene Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
12/02/18 WR Trevor Davis Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
12/02/18 CB Bashaud Breeland Groin is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/24/18 LB Nick Perry Knee IR
11/20/18 DL Mike Daniels Foot IR
11/06/18 WR Geronimo Allison Groin IR
09/29/18 DL Muhammad Wilkerson Ankle IR
09/25/18 CB Davon House Knee IR
08/10/18 LB Jake Ryan Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons are 15th in the NFL in points scored with 296. They have run 753 plays this season for 4,531 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 6 yards per play, which is 5th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 264 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Atlanta has run for 948 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 249 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 69 times for 622 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the league in penalties. Matt Ryan has thrown for 3,814 yards this season. He has completed 326 passes on 460 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.9%. His quarterback rating is 109.3. He averages 8.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion.
Atlanta is 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 333. They have surrendered a total of 4,730 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Falcons are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Their pass defense has given up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 295 passes on 425 attempts against the Atlanta Falcons defense this season, placing them 25th and 16th in the National Football League. The Atlanta pass defense has also given up a total of 3,162 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 317 attempts for 1,568 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. The Falcons have committed 81 penalties for 773 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 45.5% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Atlanta is ranked 30th in the league in punt returns with 15. They've accumulated 86 punt return yards and average 5.7 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 18 yards. They have returned 20 kicks for 483 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 24.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 53 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,351. The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 20, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Atlanta Falcons kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 28 for 29 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,783 yards on 42 punts, averaging 42.5 yards per punt. That places them 16th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers have run for 1,268 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the league. They've run 256 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Packers have been penalized on offense 80 times for 728 yards so far this year, which has them 25th in the NFL in penalties. They are 21st in the National Football League in points scored with 281. They have run 764 plays this year for 4,567 yards, which ranks them 26th in the NFL in total offense. The Packers average 6 yards per play, which is 25th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 246 1st downs this season, ranking them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Aaron Rodgers has completed 286 throws while attempting 463 passes for a completion percentage of 61.8%. He has passed for 3,504 yards this year. He averages 12.3 yards per completion and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 99.3.
The Packers rush defense has given up 335 attempts for 1,534 yards this season, putting them in 17th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 61 penalties for 461 yards on defense this year. That places them 6th in the league. They've allowed a score on 36.4% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the NFL. Green Bay is 26th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 287. They have given up a total of 4,222 yards on D, which is 22nd in the league. The Packers are 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 29th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 243 throws on 389 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense this season, ranking them 21st and 6th in the league. The Packers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,688 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Green Bay Packers have tried 29 field goals this season and made 22, which is 32nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 75.9%. Green Bay kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 27 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,369 yards on 53 punts, averaging 44.7 yards per punt. That ranks them 20th in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay is 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 198 punt return yards and are averaging 7.9 yards per return, which is 2nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 24 yards. They have returned 21 kicks for 431 yards on special teams, placing them 10th in kick return yardage. The Packers average 20.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 30 yards this season. They are 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,456.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +4.5
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