Rams vs Falcons Predictions, Picks, Week 7 Odds 10/20/2019
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the venue where Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons will take on the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this game as 4-point favorites. The O/U opens at 52.5. The Rams are 3-3-0 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Falcons are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-5-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Los Angeles Rams played the San Francisco 49ers and were beaten 20-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Rams was Jared Goff who went 13/24 with 78 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He ended the game with no interceptions. Malcolm Brown led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He scurried for 40 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. Tyler Higbee was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 25 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 8.3 yards per reception in the game. The Los Angeles Rams rushed the ball a total of 22 times and racked up 109 yards giving them an average of 5.0 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they totaled 50 plays for 157 yards. For the contest, the Rams got 10 first downs and they had 8 infractions for 59 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Los Angeles gave up 24 catches on 33 attempts totaling 232 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. In the running game, the Rams gave up 99 yards on 41 attempts which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded a total of 331 yards and forced 2 takeaways. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Alan Matthews on the Chiefs vs Broncos contest.
Rams Worsen Their Record to 3-3 After Loss
The Rams step onto the field holding a record of 3-3 for this year. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yards, they currently sit at 6th in the conference and 10th among all NFL teams with 2,225 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Rams have compiled a total of 7 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 26 points per contest, ranking them 11th among all NFL teams. As a team, they have an average of 98 yards on the ground per contest which is 4th among NFC teams.
The Rams have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, giving up 25.7 points per contest putting them 11th among NFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Rams have conceded 1,448 yards. Opponents are completing 64.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.6 yards per try. They have conceded 9 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing TDs. In regard to rushing yards, Los Angeles is giving up 105.5 yards per game putting them 3rd among NFC West teams and 16th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per carry ranking them 4th in the conference and 5th in the league overall. In total, they have allowed 590 rushing yards through 6 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Atlanta Falcons took on the Arizona Cardinals and took the loss by a score of 34-33. Devonta Freeman led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 88 yards by way of 19 carries which had him averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Austin Hooper was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 117 yards on 8 catches. He earned an average of 14.6 yards per catch in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Falcons was Matt Ryan who went 30/36 with 356 yards passing and completed 4 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Check out where the Falcons are ranked in Doc's Week 7 NFL power rankings. The Atlanta Falcons ran the ball 25 times and earned 103 yards giving them an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they ran 63 plays for a total of 444 yards. On the day, the Falcons got 31 first downs and they had 8 penalties for 72 yards. In terms of defense, Atlanta conceded 27 completions on 37 tries totaling 340 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. For the game, they conceded a total of 442 yards but didn't get any takeaways. In the running game, the Falcons conceded 102 yards on 29 attempts which means they had an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed.
Falcons Fall to 1-5 After Loss
The Falcons head into this matchup 1-5. Atlanta is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 74 rushing yards per game, which has them at 29th in the league. As a team, they have a total of 441 rushing yards through 6 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Falcons average 391 yards per contest overall which has them at 7th in the league and 4th in the NFC. When looking at their ability to score points, the Falcons currently sit at 3rd in the division and 16th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 22.5 points per contest.
The Falcons are giving up 31.0 points per game which puts them at 4th among NFC South teams and 31st in the NFL. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 186 points in total. When talking about yards on the ground, they are giving up 118 yards per contest which puts them at 20th in the league and 3rd in the division. For this year, they have allowed a total of 706 yards on the ground and 7 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middling units among NFL teams. They are conceding 271 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Falcons currently sit at 11th in the conference. They have allowed 15 passing TDs for the 2019 season.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +4
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