Seahawks vs Falcons Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Atlanta opens this matchup as 3.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 54. The Seahawks are 5-2-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Falcons are 3-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-6-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Seattle Seahawks played the Baltimore Ravens and lost 30-16. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Seahawks was Russell Wilson who went 20/41 with 241 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Chris Carson paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 65 yards by way of 21 carries which meant he averaged 3.1 yards per carry. Tyler Lockett led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 61 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 12.2 yards per catch during the game. The Seattle Seahawks ran the ball 26 times and earned 106 yards which earned them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. For the game, the Seahawks got 20 1st downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 18 yards. For the game, they ran 68 plays for a total of 347 yards. In terms of defense, Seattle conceded 9 completions on 20 tries totaling 141 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.0%. In the running game, the Seahawks conceded 199 yards on 35 runs which means they had an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 340 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Tony Sink on the Redskins vs Vikings contest.
Seahawks Go to 5-2 After Loss
The Seahawks come into this game with a record of 5-2 in 2019. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the division and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup. For total yards, they currently sit at 2nd in the conference and 5th in the league with 2,741 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Seahawks have compiled a total of 15 passing touchdowns and 7 rushing TDs. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league with an average of 26 points per game, ranking them 12th in the league. As a team, they have an average of 127 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the NFC.
The Seahawks have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 25.1 points per game which has them at 10th among NFC teams. When talking about yards rushing, Seattle is giving up 108.0 yards per contest which has them at 3rd in the division and 17th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.9 yards per rush putting them 16th among NFC teams and 29th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have conceded 889 yards rushing through 7 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Seahawks have conceded 1,743 yards. Opponents are completing 62.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.7 yards per attempt. They have conceded 8 passing touchdowns and 9 rushing TDs.
In their last game, the Atlanta Falcons took on the Los Angeles Rams and took the loss by a score of 37-10. Leading the way at QB for the Falcons was Matt Ryan who went 16/27 with 159 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 1 interception on the day. Devonta Freeman paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 9 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 19 yards on 7 carries which had him averaging 2.7 yards per tote. Julio Jones was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 93 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 15.5 yards per reception for that contest. Check out some expert advice on NFL wagering for prop betting. The Atlanta Falcons ended up rushing 15 times and generated 38 yards earning them an average of 2.5 yards per run. For the game, they ran 53 plays which gave them a total of 224 yards. On the day, the Falcons totaled 14 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 48 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Atlanta gave up 23 completions on 38 attempts totaling 291 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 381 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Falcons gave up 90 yards on 36 carries which means they had an average of 2.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Falcons Sit at 1-6 After Loss
The Falcons head into this matchup 1-6. Atlanta needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 68 yards on the ground per game, putting them 29th in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 479 yards rushing through 7 contests, 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 367 yards per contest overall which has them at 16th in the league and 9th among NFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Falcons sit in 4th in the division and 19th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 20.7 points per game.
The Falcons are giving up 31.9 points per game ranking them 4th in the NFC South and 31st in the league. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 223 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are giving up 114 yards per game which puts them at 20th in the NFL and 3rd in the division. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 796 yards on the ground and 8 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the league. They are giving up 274 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Falcons are ranked 14th among NFC teams. They have allowed 17 passing touchdowns this season.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +3.5
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