Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons NFL Picks and Tips 9/15/2019
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Atlanta Falcons. Philadelphia opens this contest as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 51. The Eagles are 1-0-0 ATS and 1-0-0 when betting on the total. The Falcons are 0-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-1-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the Washington Redskins and earned the victory by a score of 32-27. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 28/39 with 313 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He ended the game with no interceptions. Darren Sproles paced the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 47 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he averaged 5.2 yards per run. DeSean Jackson led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 154 yards on 8 receptions. He had an average of 19.3 yards per catch for that game.
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 1-0 this season. They are one of the dangerous teams in the division and they are capable of putting up big points on any given night. For total yardage, they sit in 5th among NFC teams and 8th in the NFL with 436 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Eagles currently have a total of 3 passing TDs and 1 rushing touchdown. They are one of the most potent offenses in the league with an average of 32 points per contest, putting them 6th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 123 rushing yards per contest which is 2nd among NFC teams.
The Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 27 points per game putting them 7th among NFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Eagles have conceded 370 yards. Teams are completing 68.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.2 yards per try. They have conceded 3 passing TDs and 0 rushing touchdowns. In discussing rushing yards, Philadelphia is allowing 28 yards per game putting them 1st in the division and 2nd in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.2 yards per carry ranking them 2nd in the NFC and 3rd among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have allowed 123 yards rushing through 1 game.
In their last game, the Atlanta Falcons took on the Minnesota Vikings and lost 28-12. Running the show from under center for the Falcons was Matt Ryan who went 33/46 with 304 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 2 interceptions in the game. Ito Smith led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 31 yards on 6 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per tote. Austin Hooper led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 77 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 8.6 yards per reception for that contest.
The Falcons come into this matchup with a record of 0-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Falcons have one of the most lackluster offenses in the league. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Falcons are ranked 4th among NFC South teams and 28th out of all the teams in the league averaging 12 points per contest. Atlanta hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 73 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 24th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 73 yards rushing through 1 contest, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Falcons average 345 yards per game overall which has them at 20th among NFL teams and 9th in the NFC.
The Falcons are allowing 28 points per contest ranking them 2nd among NFC South teams and 22nd in the league. Their pass defense is one of the best groups in the NFL. They are allowing 97 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Falcons sit in 1st in the conference. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown for 2019. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 28 total points. In regard to yards on the ground, they are conceding 172 yards per game which puts them at 29th in the NFL and 3rd among NFC South teams. For this season, they have given up a total of 172 yards on the ground and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +2.5
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