Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 12/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 15
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta +6
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the venue where Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons (4-9) will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-5) on Sunday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 6-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 50.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into this game 8-5 for this season. In their last outing they went up against the Minnesota Vikings and earned the win by a score of 26-14. Tom Brady went 15/23 with 196 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Ronald Jones II led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 16 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 80 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he averaged 4.4 yards per carry. Mike Evans was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 56 yards on 3 catches. He notched an average of 18.7 yards per reception for the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up running the ball 26 times and earned 107 yards giving them an average of 4.1 yards per run. On the day, they totaled 49 plays which gave them a total of 303 yards. On the day, the Buccaneers totaled 17 first downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 34 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tampa Bay gave up 24 catches on 37 tries for a total of 173 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. In the running game, the Buccaneers gave up 162 yards on 33 tries which is an average of 4.9 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 335 yards and earned 1 turnover.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are averaging 28.5 points per game. As a team they're maintaining an average of 97.2 yards rushing which has them sitting 26th in the NFL. The Buccaneers have earned 4,656 total yards over the course of this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Tampa Bay has totaled 30 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. The Buccaneers are ranked 11th in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, conceding 22.6 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per rush on the ground and 80.9 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 1,052 yards via the ground game in 13 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Buccaneers have conceded 3,242 yards which puts them in 21st in the league. During their 13 games played, they have yielded 249.4 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 69.4%. Over the course of this season, they have relinquished 330.3 yards/game which ranks them 7th in football.
The Falcons come into this matchup with a record of 4-9 for this year. In their last game they went up against the Los Angeles Chargers and were beaten 20-17. Ito Smith paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 42 yards on 11 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.8 yards per run. Calvin Ridley was the receiving yardage leader by earning 124 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 15.5 yards per catch during the game. Matt Ryan went 21/32 with 224 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He threw 3 picks on the day. The Atlanta Falcons ran the ball 20 times and racked up 70 yards which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per carry. In the game, the Falcons totaled 19 first downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 35 yards. For the game, they ran 55 plays which gave them a total of 319 yards. In terms of defense, Atlanta gave up 36 catches on 44 throws for a total of 240 yards, and a completion percentage of 82.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 345 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Falcons gave up 105 yards on 26 carries which gave them an average of 4.0 yards per carry allowed.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Falcons currently rank 16th in the league averaging 25.2 points per contest. During the season thus far, the Falcons currently sit at 3,496 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 268.9 passing yards per contest, which ranks 6th out of all NFL teams. They average 98.3 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,278 yards for the year. The Atlanta Falcons are averaging 367.2 yards per outing which is good for 15th in the NFL. The Falcons sit in 16th in the National Football League regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 24.8 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per rushing attempt and 108.8 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have conceded 1,415 running yards through 13 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Falcons have surrendered 3,663 yards which puts them in 30th in the NFL. In their 13 games, they have conceded 281.8 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 69.6%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 390.6 yards/game which has them sitting 28th in the National Football League.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Falcons +6 and over 50.5 total points
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