Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons Week 11 NFL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
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The Dallas Cowboys head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47.5.
The Cowboys are 4-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Falcons are 3-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-3-0.
Valuable Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 4-5-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 4-5-0 against the spread
Important Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 6-3-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 3-6-0 against the spread
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
11/13/18 DT Daniel Ross Calf is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/11/18 G Connor Williams Knee is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/11/18 DL David Irving Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/11/18 LB Joe Thomas Foot is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/11/18 DE Randy Gregory Knee is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/11/18 DE Taco Charlton Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/11/18 WR Tavon Austin Groin is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
11/07/18 LB Sean Lee Hamstring is out indefinitely
10/06/18 WR Terrance Williams Personal IR
10/06/18 C Travis Frederick Illness IR
09/26/18 DE Datone Jones Knee IR
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
11/13/18 LB Deion Jones Foot is upgraded to questionable Sunday vs Dallas
11/11/18 K Matt Bryant Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 181. They have run 547 plays this year for 2,947 yards, which ranks them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 171 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Dallas has run for 1,201 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 241 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 54 times for 458 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. Dak Prescott has passed for 1,930 yards this year. He's completed 175 throws while attempting 273 passes for a completion percentage of 64.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 90.8. He averages 11 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Dallas is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 171. They have given up a total of 2,957 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Cowboys are 11th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 205 throws on 294 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Dallas pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,087 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 241 attempts for 870 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. The Cowboys have had 47 penalties for 339 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Dallas is 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 16. They've totaled 82 punt return yards and are averaging 5.1 yards per return, which is 11th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 22 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 147 yards on special teams, placing them 20th in kick return yardage. The Cowboys average 24.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 18th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,360. The Dallas Cowboys have tried 22 field goals this season and made 18, which is 22nd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 81.8%. Dallas Cowboys kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,632 yards on 36 punts, averaging 45.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 24th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 808 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 200 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 57 times for 499 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the league in penalties. They are 15th in the NFL in points scored with 244. They have run 584 plays this season for 3,680 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 6.3 yards per play, which is 5th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 208 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion. He has completed 251 passes on 353 attempts for a completion percentage of 71.1%. His quarterback rating is 113.2. He has thrown for 3,015 yards this season.
The Falcons rush defense has allowed 208 attempts for 1,079 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. Atlanta has committed 67 penalties for 646 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 44.1% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the league. They are 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 254. They have surrendered a total of 3,729 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 6.5. Their pass defense has given up 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 243 passes on 345 attempts against the Atlanta defense this season, placing them 25th and 16th in the National Football League. The Falcons pass defense has also given up a total of 2,650 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 14, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Atlanta kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,373 yards on 33 punts, averaging 41.6 yards per punt. That places them 16th in the NFL in punting average. Atlanta is ranked 30th in the league in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 52 punt return yards and average 4.7 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 14 yards. They have returned 15 kicks for 346 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 23.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 53 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,241.
Who will win tonight's Cowboys/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -4.5
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