New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 12/6/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 13
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta +3
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) host the New Orleans Saints (9-2) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Atlanta opens this game as 3-point dogs. The total opens at 47.5.
The New Orleans Saints head into this matchup 9-2 for this season. In their last game they played the Denver Broncos and ended up getting the victory by a score of 31-3. Taysom Hill went 9/16 with 78 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Latavius Murray led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 36 yards and he ran for 2 TD's during the game. He rushed for 124 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.5 yards per run. Michael Thomas was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 50 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 12.5 yards per catch during the game. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball 44 times and generated 227 yards which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. In all, they totaled 63 plays which added up to 290 yards. On the day, the Saints earned 19 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 35 yards. In terms of defense, New Orleans allowed 2 catches on 9 throws for a total of 12 yards, and a completion percentage of 11.0%. On the ground, the Saints allowed 100 yards on 33 tries which gave them an average of 3.0 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 112 yards and earned 3 takeaways.
The Saints have earned 4,026 total yards this season. As a team they average 134.7 yards on the ground ranking this team at 7th in the league. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, New Orleans has totaled 18 touchdowns through the air and 19 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the New Orleans Saints have an average of 29.6 PPG. The Saints rank 5th in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 20.5 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt and 76.6 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have given up 843 running yards through 11 contests. Regarding yards via the pass, the Saints have surrendered 2,291 yards which has them ranked 6th in the league. Over the course of their 11 games, they have surrendered 208.3 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 62.3%. Over the course of this season, they have given up 284.9 yards/contest putting them 1st in the NFL.
The Falcons come into this matchup with a record of 4-7 this season. In their last game they faced the Las Vegas Raiders and won by a score of 43-6. Ito Smith paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 65 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he was running for 5.4 yards per tote. Calvin Ridley was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 50 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 8.3 yards per catch during the game. Matt Ryan went 22/39 with 185 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He gave away 1 interception during the game. The Atlanta Falcons ran the football 32 times and totaled 125 yards which had them averaging 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Falcons racked up a total of 23 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 49 yards. For the game, they ran 72 plays which gave them a total of 304 yards. When discussing the defense, Atlanta gave up 25 catches on 39 tries totaling 203 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. For the game, they conceded a total of 241 yards and earned 5 turnovers. On the ground, the Falcons gave up 38 yards on 14 carries which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per run allowed.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Falcons have compiled 2,985 passing yards as well as an average of 271.4 throwing yards per contest, ranking them 5th in the league. The Atlanta Falcons maintain an average of 374.8 yards per outing which has them ranked 10th in football. They maintain an average of 103.5 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,138 yards overall. Regarding putting points on the board, the Falcons are sitting 11th out of all teams in the NFL by scoring 26.8 PPG. The Falcons rank 17th in the NFL concerning team defense, giving up 25.5 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 100.3 yards on the ground per game this season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,103 rushing yards through 11 outings. Concerning passing yardage, the Falcons have conceded 3,206 yards which ranks them 31st in football. During their 11 games played, they are giving up 291.5 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.0%. During the season, they are allowing 391.7 yards per contest ranking them 27th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Saints -3
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