Seattle Seahawks vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 9/13/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: Seattle Seahawks vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta +1.5
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the venue where Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons will play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Seattle opens this contest as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 49.
The Seahawks ended the season having earned an 11-5 record. The Seahawks had 5,991 yards in total for 2019. As a unit they were averaging 137.5 yds on the ground, which had them sitting 4th in the NFL. With regard to getting in the endzone, Seattle earned 31 touchdowns through the air and 15 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to scoring, the Seattle Seahawks were sitting at 25.3 points per outing. Concerning passing yards, the Seahawks gave up 4,223 yards which had them sitting in 27th in the NFL. They gave up an average of 4.9 yards per rushing attempt and 117.7 rushing yards per game for the prior season. They allowed 19 passing touchdowns in addition to 22 touchdowns on the ground. In total, they gave up 1,883 running yards through 16 outings. Over the course of last season, they gave up 381.6 yards per game which put them 26th in the league. The Seahawks were ranked 22nd in the league regarding team defense, giving up 24.9 PPG.
russell Wilson has thrown for 227 touchdowns while tossing 68 picks and the longest pass of his career went for 60 yds. His touchdown rate when attempting a pass is 6.0% and his interception percentage is 1.8%. He's lost 2,271 yds while being sacked 347 times. He averages 232.3 yds per contest through the air with a 106.3 QB rating. In 128 contests in his career, Wilson has connected on 2,436 of his 3,777 tries for a total of 29,734 yards. Chris Carson has gained 2,589 yards carrying the ball in 33 games played in his career. His average when carrying the ball sits at 4.5 and he's carried it 574 times. He's run for 16 TD's with the longest carry being for 27 yards. Carson averages 78.5 yards on the ground per contest in his career.
The Falcons ended the 2019 season having earned a 7-9 record. Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Falcons had a ranking of 13th in the league maintaining an average of 23.8 PPG. For the 2019 season, the Falcons earned 4,714 passing yards in addition to an average of 294.6 throwing yards per game, ranking them 3rd in football. They averaged 85.1 run yards per game and rushed for 1,361 yards for last season. The Atlanta Falcons averaged 379.7 yards per outing ranking them 5th in the NFL. The Falcons surrendered 24.9 points per game, ranking them 23rd in football. Over the course of the season, they conceded 399 points in total. Atlanta conceded a total of 1,775 yards rushing (110.9 yards per game) and 13 touchdowns on the ground during the prior season. They allowed 28 touchdowns through the air as well as allowing 244.9 yards per game, which had them in 22nd in the league.
In the 189 games in his career, Ryan has been successful on 4,460 of 6,817 tries for 51,186 yards. He averages 270.8 yds per game through the air with a 92.1 quarterback rating. Ryan has passed for 321 touchdowns compared to 147 interceptions and the longest pass of his career went for 93 yards. He's lost a combined 2,446 yds while being sacked 369 times. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 4.7% and his interception percentage is 2.2%. Julio Jones has accumulated 12,125 receiving yards in 126 games throughout his career. He has caught 797 passes thrown his way which means he averages 15.2 yards per catch. His longest catch of his career went for 81 yards and he's been able to snag 63.7% of the balls thrown in his direction. Jones (57 touchdowns) has compiled an average of 96.2 yds per contest receiving and he averages 6.3 catches per game in his career.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Seahawks -1.5
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