Falcons vs Saints Picks, Predictions, Week 10 Odds 11/10/2019
Mercedes-Benz Superdome is the venue where Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints will play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The line on this contest has New Orleans as 13-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.5. The Falcons are 1-7-0 ATS and 3-5-0 when betting on the total. The Saints are 4-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-1-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Atlanta Falcons played the Seattle Seahawks and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-20. Leading the way at QB for the Falcons was Matt Schaub who went 39/52 with 460 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Devonta Freeman led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 39 yards on 13 carries which had him averaging 3.0 yards per tote. Julio Jones led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 152 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 15.2 yards per catch for the game. The Atlanta Falcons ran the ball a total of 17 times and generated 69 yards earning them an average of 4.1 yards per run. On the day, they ran 71 plays which gave them a total of 510 yards. In the game, the Falcons earned a total of 30 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 40 yards. When discussing the defense, Atlanta conceded 14 completions on 20 attempts for a total of 171 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. For the game, they conceded 322 yards but didn't force any takeaways. On the ground, the Falcons conceded 151 yards on 33 carries which is an average of 4.6 yards per attempt allowed. Another game you may want to bet on is the pick from Tony Sink on the Giants vs Jets contest.
Falcons are 1-7 After Loss
The Falcons head into this game 1-7 in 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 21 points per game, which has them at 20th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 69 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th in the NFC South. For total yards, they are currently ranked 9th in the NFC and 15th in the league with 3,082 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Falcons have compiled a total of 17 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing TDs. They are a low scoring offensive team among NFC South teams and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Falcons have one of the worst defenses in the NFL, allowing 31.3 points per game putting them 15th in the NFC. When talking about rushing yards, Atlanta is giving up 118.4 yards per game putting them 3rd in the division and 21st in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush which has them at 5th in the NFC and 7th in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 548 yards rushing through 8 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Falcons have allowed 2,089 yards. Teams are completing 69.6% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.1 yards per try. They have conceded 19 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing TDs.
The last time they took the field, the New Orleans Saints played the Arizona Cardinals and earned the victory by a score of 31-9. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Saints was Drew Brees who went 34/43 with 373 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He threw 1 interception during the game. Latavius Murray paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 28 yards and he notched 1 TD during the game. He racked up a total of 102 yards by way of 21 carries which meant he was running for 4.9 yards per carry. Michael Thomas was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 112 yards on 11 catches. He earned an average of 10.2 yards per reception for the game. The New Orleans Saints ran the football 29 times and earned a total of 137 yards giving them an average of 4.7 yards per carry. On the day, they finished with a total of 72 plays which added up to 510 yards. For the contest, the Saints got 28 first downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 15 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans allowed 19 completions on 34 tries totaling 197 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.0%. On the ground, the Saints allowed 40 yards on 11 tries which is an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 237 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Guy Bruhn has a NFL prediction for the game between the Bears and Lions.
Saints Improve to 7-1 After Win
The Saints step onto the field holding a record of 7-1. New Orleans needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 114 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 15th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 914 yards rushing through 8 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Saints average 375 yards per game overall ranking them 14th in the NFL and 9th among NFC teams. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Saints are currently ranked 3rd in the NFC South and 15th out of all the teams in the league averaging 24.4 points per game.
The Saints are giving up 19.5 points per contest ranking them 1st in the division and 10th in the league. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 156 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 84 yards per game which puts them at 4th in the league and 2nd in the NFC South. This year, they have allowed a total of 674 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are allowing 232 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Saints currently sit at 7th in the conference. They have conceded 10 passing touchdowns this year.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Saints -13
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