Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles NFL Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Lincoln Financial Field
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The Atlanta Falcons travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in an NFC Divisional Playoff game. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44. The Falcons have an ATS record of 8-9-0 while their over/under record is 5-12-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they are 10-6-0 against the spread.
Valuable Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 5-12-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 8-9-0 against the spread
Important Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles are 8-8-0 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Eagles are 10-6-0 against the spread
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
10/31/17 LB Jordan Tripp Concussion IR
10/03/17 DE Jack Crawford Biceps IR
01/02/18 G Andy Levitre Triceps IR
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
12/29/17 LB Joe Walker Neck IR
12/11/17 QB Carson Wentz Knee IR
10/31/17 LB Jordan Hicks Achilles IR
10/24/17 T Jason Peters Knee IR
10/19/17 S Chris Maragos Leg IR
09/24/17 RB Darren Sproles Knee IR
09/15/17 RB Donnel Pumphrey Hamstring IR
09/11/17 K Caleb Sturgis Quad IR
01/04/18 CB Jalen Mills Ankle is probable Saturday vs Atlanta
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons are 15th in the NFL in points scored with 353. They have run 984 plays this season for 5,837 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 5.9 yards per play, which is 5th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 330 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Atlanta has run for 1,847 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 430 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 102 times for 918 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the league in penalties. Matt Ryan has thrown for 4,095 yards this season. He has completed 342 passes on 529 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating is 91.4. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion.
Atlanta is 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 315. They have surrendered a total of 5,094 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Falcons are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 362 passes on 553 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 3,429 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 402 attempts for 1,665 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. The Falcons have committed 103 penalties for 880 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 36% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Atlanta is ranked 30th in the league in punt returns with 27. They've accumulated 198 punt return yards and average 7.3 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 27 yards. They have returned 39 kicks for 871 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 22.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 61 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,062. The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 39 field goals this season and made 34, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.2%. Atlanta Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 35 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,379 yards on 53 punts, averaging 44.9 yards per punt. That places them 16th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles have run for 2,115 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in the league. They've run 473 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 116 times for 962 yards so far this year, which has them 7th in the NFL in penalties. They are 3rd in the National Football League in points scored with 457. They have run 1,073 plays this year for 5,852 yards, which ranks them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Eagles average 5.5 yards per play, which is 9th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 338 1st downs this season, ranking them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Nick Foles has completed 57 throws while attempting 101 passes for a completion percentage of 56.4%. He has passed for 537 yards this year. He averages 9.4 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 79.5.
The Eagles rush defense has given up 337 attempts for 1,267 yards this season, putting them in 1st place in the NFL against the run. They have had 101 penalties for 917 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in the league. They've allowed a score on 27.1% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the NFL. Philadelphia is 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 295. They have given up a total of 4,904 yards on D, which is 4th in the league. The Eagles are 9th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 8th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 363 throws on 601 attempts against the Philadelphia Eagles defense this season, ranking them 26th and 31st in the league. The Eagles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,637 yards in the air, which is 17th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Philadelphia Eagles have tried 34 field goals this season and made 29, which is 16th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 85.3%. Philadelphia kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 40 for 44 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,033 yards on 68 punts, averaging 44.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Philadelphia is 24th in the NFL in punt returns with 29. They've totaled 259 punt return yards and are averaging 8.9 yards per return, which is 12th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 76 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 354 yards on special teams, placing them 32nd in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 19.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 13th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,695.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Eagles NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -2.5
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