Denver Broncos vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 11/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Denver Broncos vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -3.5
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (2-6) play the Denver Broncos (3-4) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Atlanta opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 47.
The Denver Broncos come into this matchup with a record of 3-4 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Los Angeles Chargers and won 31-30. Drew Lock went 26/41 with 248 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception on the day. Phillip Lindsay paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 55 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 83 yards via 6 carries which meant he was running for 13.8 yards per run. DaeSean Hamilton led the team in receiving yardage by earning 82 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 20.5 yards per catch for the game. The Denver Broncos rushed the ball a total of 16 times and generated 108 yards earning them an average of 6.8 yards per attempt. On the day, they totaled 59 plays which gave them a total of 351 yards. For the game, the Broncos racked up 17 first downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 70 yards. When discussing the defense, Denver allowed 29 catches on 44 throws totaling 275 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. On the ground, the Broncos allowed 210 yards on 38 attempts which is an average of 5.5 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed 485 yards and earned 2 turnovers.
The Broncos have racked up 2,288 yards in total over the course of this season. As a team they're averaging 112.9 yards via the ground game ranking them 17th in the National Football League. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Denver has earned 9 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns via the ground. Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Denver Broncos have an average of 21.0 points per outing. The Broncos rank 17th in the league regarding the opposition scoring, giving up 26.1 PPG. They are allowing 4.5 yards per run and 123.4 rushing yards per game this year. During this campaign, they have given up 864 yards via the ground game in 7 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Broncos have allowed 1,656 yards which puts them in 9th in the NFL. In their 7 games, they are giving up 236.6 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 66.0%. Overall, they are allowing 360.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 17th in the National Football League.
The Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 2-6 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Carolina Panthers and won 25-17. Brian Hill led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 55 yards on 11 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per tote. Julio Jones was the receiving yardage leader by earning 137 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 19.6 yards per reception for the game. Matt Ryan went 21/30 with 281 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away with 1 pick in the game. The Atlanta Falcons ran the football 36 times and added 131 yards giving them an average of 3.6 yards per run. Overall, the Falcons had a total of 28 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 63 yards. On the day, they ran 68 plays which added up to 401 yards. In terms of defense, Atlanta allowed 16 catches on 27 attempts for a total of 157 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. On the day, they allowed a total of 304 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Falcons allowed 147 yards on 22 attempts which is an average of 6.7 yards per run allowed.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Falcons currently rank 14th in the NFL averaging 26.1 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Falcons currently have a total of 2,339 passing yards along with an average of 292.4 throwing yards per outing, which has them sitting 2nd in the league. They have an average of 108.6 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 869 yards in total. The Atlanta Falcons have an average of 401.0 yards per outing which ranks them 6th in football. Regarding passing yardage, the Falcons have allowed 2,491 yards which puts them in 31st in football. During this campaign, they have surrendered 410.6 yards per game which ranks them 28th in the National Football League. The Falcons are sitting in 22nd in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 28.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per run and 99.3 rushing yards per contest for the season. In their 8 games, they are conceding 311.4 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 70.3%. Overall, they have allowed 794 yards via the ground game in 8 contests.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -3.5
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