Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Mercedes-Benz Stadium to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 57.
The Buccaneers are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-0-0. The Falcons are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-1-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 1-4-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
10/07/18 DT Beau Allen Foot is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
10/07/18 CB Carlton Davis Groin is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
10/07/18 QB Jameis Winston None has been named the starter Sunday vs Atlanta
10/01/18 TE O.J. Howard MCL is OUT 2-4 weeks
09/26/18 S Chris Conte Knee IR
09/12/18 CB Vernon Hargreaves Shoulder IR
09/06/18 LB Kendell Beckwith Ankle is out indefinitely
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
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
10/09/18 QB Matt Ryan Foot is probable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/07/18 DE Derrick Shelby Groin is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/07/18 CB Justin Bethel Knee is questionable Sunday vs Tampa Bay
10/03/18 DT Grady Jarrett Ankle is OUT 2-3 weeks
09/25/18 S Ricardo Allen Achilles IR
09/19/18 G Andy Levitre Triceps IR
09/11/18 LB Deion Jones Foot IR
09/09/18 S Keanu Neal ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 18th in the National Football League in points scored with 112. They have run 249 plays this year for 1,731 yards, which ranks them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers average 7 yards per play, which is 8th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this season, ranking them 2nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay has run for 278 yards as a unit, which ranks 27th in the league. They've run 91 times, averaging 3.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 31 times for 293 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the NFL in penalties. Jameis Winston has passed for 145 yards this year. He's completed 16 throws while attempting 20 passes for a completion percentage of 80%. His quarterback rating this season is 74. He averages 9.1 yards per completion and 7.3 yards per pass attempt.
Tampa Bay is 24th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 139. They have given up a total of 1,783 yards on D, which is 32nd in the league. The Buccaneers are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 7. Their pass defense has allowed 8.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 32nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 121 throws on 157 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 14th in the league. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,432 yards in the air, which is 32nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 90 attempts for 351 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the NFL against the run. The Buccaneers have had 31 penalties for 325 yards on defense this year. That places them 21st in the league. They've allowed a score on 44.7% of possessions on defense, which is 28th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Tampa Bay is 32nd in the NFL in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 50 punt return yards and are averaging 5.6 yards per return, which is 6th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 9 kicks for 135 yards on special teams, placing them 31st in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 15 yards per kick return and have a long of 29 yards this season. They are 14th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,964. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tried 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 19th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 83.3%. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 13 for 14 this season. Their punters have accumulated 642 yards on 15 punts, averaging 42.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 29th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 446 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 115 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 39 times for 385 yards so far this season, which has them 20th in the league in penalties. They are 15th in the NFL in points scored with 133. They have run 321 plays this season for 1,967 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 6.1 yards per play, which is 5th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 110 1st downs this year, placing them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan averages 8.7 yards per pass attempt and 12.8 yards per completion. He has completed 125 passes on 183 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating is 110.9. He has thrown for 1,601 yards this season.
The Falcons rush defense has allowed 124 attempts for 607 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in the league against the run. Atlanta has committed 42 penalties for 383 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 48.1% of possessions on defense, which is 21st in the league. They are 8th in the league in points allowed on defense with 163. They have surrendered a total of 1,993 yards on D, which is 9th in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons are ranked 13th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 10th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 139 passes on 199 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 1,386 yards through the air, which is 12th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 7, which is 8th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100.0%. Atlanta kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 12 for 13 this year. Their punters have totaled 840 yards on 21 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 16th in the NFL in punting average. Atlanta is ranked 30th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 29 punt return yards and average 4.1 yards per return, which is 21st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 6 yards. They have returned 11 kicks for 263 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 23.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 53 yards this year. They are 5th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,359.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -4
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