Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers Picks, Odds, Week 15 Predictions 12/15/2019
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Location: Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA
Odds/Point Spread: San Francisco -11.5
Levi's Stadium is the venue where Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. San Francisco opens this matchup as 11.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 45.5. The Falcons are 4-9-0 ATS and 5-8-0 when betting on the total. The 49ers are 6-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 11-2-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Atlanta Falcons faced the Carolina Panthers and earned the victory by a score of 40-20. Devonta Freeman paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he notched 1 TD for the contest. He racked up a total of 84 yards via 17 carries which meant he was running for 4.9 yards per carry. Olamide Zaccheaus was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 93 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 46.5 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Falcons was Matt Ryan who went 20/34 with 313 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Atlanta Falcons ran the ball 32 times and added 159 yards which earned them an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they ran 67 plays for a total of 461 yards. On the day, the Falcons had a total of 22 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 58 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Atlanta gave up 28 completions on 41 throws totaling 245 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. Against the run, the Falcons gave up 100 yards on 22 tries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they conceded 345 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Josh Schonwald has a pick for the game between the Vikings and Chargers.
Falcons are 4-9 After Win
The Falcons head into this game 4-9 this season. They are a team that has the capability to score points among NFC South teams and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yards, they rank 5th in the NFC and 7th among all NFL teams with 4,894 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Falcons currently have a total of 25 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 23 points per contest, which has them at 15th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 81 rushing yards per contest which is 16th in the NFC.
The Falcons have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 26.4 points per contest ranking them 12th among NFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have conceded 3,359 yards. Opponents are completing 67.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. They have conceded 24 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing TDs. In discussing yards on the ground, Atlanta is allowing 108.0 yards per contest putting them 3rd among NFC South teams and 16th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per carry putting them 6th among NFC teams and 9th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,050 rushing yards through 13 contests.
In their last outing, the San Francisco 49ers faced the New Orleans Saints and ended up getting the victory by a score of 48-46. Running the show from under center for the 49ers was Jimmy Garoppolo who went 26/35 with 349 yards passing and threw 4 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game. Raheem Mostert led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 19 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He ran for 69 yards via 10 carries which had him averaging 6.9 yards per run. Emmanuel Sanders was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 157 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 22.4 yards per reception for the game. The San Francisco 49ers ran the ball a total of 24 times and racked up a total of 162 yards earning them an average of 6.8 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 63 plays which added up to 516 yards. On the day, the 49ers had a total of 25 1st downs and they had a total of 10 infractions for 67 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, San Francisco gave up 29 catches on 41 throws for a total of 349 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. Against the run, the 49ers gave up 116 yards on 27 tries which is an average of 4.3 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 465 yards and earned 1 turnover. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Tony Sink on the Colts vs Saints game.
49ers Improve Their Mark to 11-2 After Win
The 49ers step onto the field holding a record of 11-2. In discussing the offensive production, the 49ers have one of the best offenses in the NFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the 49ers sit in 1st in the NFC West and 2nd out of all the teams in the league averaging 30.5 points per game. San Francisco has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 149 rushing yards per contest, putting them 2nd in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,938 yards rushing through 13 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The 49ers average 389 yards per game overall ranking them 4th among NFL teams and 3rd in the conference.
The 49ers are conceding 17.6 points per game ranking them 1st in the NFC West and 3rd in the NFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 229 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are giving up 117 yards per game ranking them 22nd in the NFL and 3rd in the NFC West. For 2019, they have conceded 1,516 yards on the ground and 7 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in the league. They are allowing 151 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the 49ers are ranked 1st among NFC teams. They have conceded 17 passing touchdowns for this season.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the 49ers -11.5
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