Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/30/2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Raymond James Stadium
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Raymond James Stadium is the venue for the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 30, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5.
The Buccaneers are 6-7-2 against the spread and their over/under mark is 8-7-0. The Falcons are 5-10-0 ATS and their over/under record is 8-7-0.
Valuable Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 5-10-0 against the spread
Important Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 6-7-2 against the spread
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
12/24/18 RB Tevin Coleman Groin left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/18/18 RB Ito Smith Knee IR
12/04/18 LS Josh Harris Knee IR
12/01/18 DE Derrick Shelby Groin IR
10/24/18 G Brandon Fusco Ankle IR
10/16/18 RB Devonta Freeman Groin 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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
12/18/18 TE Alan Cross Shoulder IR
12/18/18 S Justin Evans Toe IR
11/20/18 TE O.J. Howard Ankle IR
11/14/18 OL Evan Smith Hip IR
11/14/18 RB Shaun Wilson Shoulder IR
10/22/18 LB Jack Cichy ACL IR
10/22/18 LB Kwon Alexander ACL IR
09/26/18 S Chris Conte Knee IR
09/12/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Shoulder IR
09/04/18 LB Devante Bond Foot IR
09/04/18 DT Mitch Unrein Concussion IR
09/04/18 LB Riley Bullough Foot IR
09/04/18 WR Sergio Bailey Ankle IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 1,464 yards as a unit, which ranks 13th in the league. They've run 321 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 92 times for 814 yards so far this year, which has them 20th in the NFL in penalties. They are 15th in the National Football League in points scored with 380. They have run 934 plays this year for 5,737 yards, which ranks them 8th in the NFL in total offense. The Falcons average 6.1 yards per play, which is 5th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 325 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan has completed 391 throws while attempting 564 passes for a completion percentage of 69.3%. He has passed for 4,546 yards this year. He averages 11.6 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 108.5.
The Falcons rush defense has given up 389 attempts for 1,907 yards this season, putting them in 9th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 105 penalties for 971 yards on defense this year. That places them 13th in the league. They've allowed a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the NFL. Atlanta is 8th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 391. They have given up a total of 5,719 yards on D, which is 9th in the league. The Falcons are 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 376 throws on 550 attempts against the Atlanta Falcons defense this season, ranking them 25th and 16th in the league. The Atlanta pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,812 yards in the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Atlanta Falcons have tried 24 field goals this season and made 23, which is 8th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 95.8%. Atlanta Falcons kickers have made 95% of their extra points, going 37 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,484 yards on 57 punts, averaging 43.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NFL in punting average. Atlanta is 30th in the NFL in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 119 punt return yards and are averaging 6.3 yards per return, which is 21st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 18 yards. They have returned 27 kicks for 609 yards on special teams, placing them 6th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 22.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 53 yards this season. They are 5th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,758.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 18th in the NFL in points scored with 364. They have run 999 plays this season for 6,215 yards, which ranks them 9th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers average 6.2 yards per play, which is 8th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 366 1st downs this year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay has run for 1,431 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 369 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 114 times for 945 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. Jameis Winston has thrown for 2,647 yards this season. He has completed 222 passes on 343 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 87. He averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt and 11.9 yards per completion.
Tampa Bay is 24th in the league in points allowed on defense with 430. They have surrendered a total of 5,645 yards on D, which is 32nd in the NFL. The Buccaneers are ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has given up 7.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 355 passes on 489 attempts against the Tampa Bay defense this season, placing them 32nd and 14th in the National Football League. The Buccaneers pass defense has also given up a total of 3,771 yards through the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 396 attempts for 1,874 yards this year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have committed 118 penalties for 1071 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tampa Bay is ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 154 punt return yards and average 6.4 yards per return, which is 6th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 16 yards. They have returned 28 kicks for 540 yards on special teams, ranking 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 19.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 38 yards this year. They are 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,138. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have attempted 25 field goals this season and made 18, which is 19th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 72.0%. Tampa Bay kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 38 for 42 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,365 yards on 54 punts, averaging 43.8 yards per punt. That places them 29th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +1
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