Atlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 12/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 14
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2020
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -1
Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (3-9) host the Atlanta Falcons (4-8) at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Atlanta opens this contest as 1-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 48.5.
The Atlanta Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 4-8 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the New Orleans Saints and lost 21-16. Matt Ryan went 19/39 with 273 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Ito Smith led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 36 yards by way of 8 carries which meant he averaged 4.5 yards per carry. Calvin Ridley was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 108 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 21.6 yards per catch for that contest. The Atlanta Falcons ended up rushing 21 times and earned a total of 70 yards which had them averaging 3.3 yards per run. For the game, they finished with a total of 63 plays which gave them a total of 332 yards. On the day, the Falcons got 21 first downs and they had a total of 1 penalty for 15 yards. In terms of defense, Atlanta allowed 27 catches on 37 attempts for a total of 217 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.0%. In the running game, the Falcons allowed 207 yards on 36 carries which gave them an average of 5.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 424 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Falcons have tallied 4,455 total yards for this campaign. As a team they hold an average of 100.7 yards rushing which is 25th in the NFL. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Atlanta has compiled 18 touchdowns through the air and 12 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning scoring, the Atlanta Falcons have an average of 25.9 PPG. Concerning passing yards, the Falcons have surrendered 3,423 yards which ranks them 30th in the NFL. In total, they are granting 394.4 yards/game putting them at 27th in the NFL. The Falcons are ranked 17th in the NFL concerning team defense, giving up 25.2 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.5 yards per run and 109.2 rushing yards per contest over the course of this year. In their 12 games played this year, they have surrendered 285.3 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 68.4%. In total, they have given up 1,310 rushing yards through 12 games.
The Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 3-9 for this year. The last time they took the field they played the New England Patriots and ended up taking the loss by a score of 45-0. Austin Ekeler paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 36 yards via 8 carries which had him averaging 4.5 yards per tote. Keenan Allen was the receiving yardage leader by earning 48 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 9.6 yards per catch for the game. Justin Herbert went 26/53 with 209 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He tossed 2 picks on the day. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the ball a total of 15 times and generated 70 yards which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Chargers earned a total of 17 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 30 yards. Overall, they ran 71 plays which added up to 258 yards. When discussing the defense, Los Angeles gave up 14 catches on 22 attempts totaling 126 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. For the game, they conceded 291 yards but finished the game without a turnover. Against the run, the Chargers gave up 165 yards on 43 runs which is an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Chargers currently sit at 3,275 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 272.9 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 4th in the league. The Los Angeles Chargers hold an average of 386.2 yards per outing which has them sitting 7th in the league. They have an average of 113.3 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,359 yards for this year. When looking at this team's ability to score points, the Chargers are sitting 22nd in the league holding an average of 23.1 points per contest. The Chargers are ranked 27th in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 28.8 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per run and 124.2 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,490 yards on the ground through 12 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Chargers have surrendered 2,573 yards which ranks them 7th in the NFL. In their 12 games played this year, they are giving up 214.4 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 63.1%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 338.6 yards/game which has them ranked 9th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers -1
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