Atlanta Falcons vs New York Giants Prediction, 9/26/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (-2.5)
The New York Giants (0-2) will compete against the Atlanta Falcons (0-2) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Atlanta opens as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under comes in at 43.5.
The Atlanta Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 0-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Falcons faced off with the Buccaneers and took a loss by a score of 48-25. Matt Ryan finished 35/46 with 300 yards passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 80 and ended the contest with 3 interceptions. Mike Davis was the rushing leader for the Falcons with 9 carries for 38 yds (4.2 yards per carry). Kyle Pitts left with an average of 14.6 yards per catch by earning 73 yds on 5 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ended up rushing 20 times and tallied 55 yds, which is an average of 2.8 yards per carry. At the end of the game, they ran 69 plays for 348 yds. Atlanta allowed 24 completions on 36 tries for a total of 259 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.7%. When it came to stopping the run, the Falcons gave up 82 yds on 21 attempts, which is an average of 3.9 yards per run allowed.
The Falcons have tallied 608 total yards for the year. Atlanta has tallied 23 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 18 infractions for 148 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 3 different times (3 interceptions). As a team they hold an average of 89.5 yards via the ground game which is 24th in the National Football League. In terms of scoring, the Atlanta Falcons have an average of 15.5 points per contest.
The Falcons rank 32nd in the league when it comes to their opponents scoring, allowing 40.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per run and 127.5 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have allowed 255 rushing yards through 2 games. In terms of passing yardage, the Falcons have conceded 520 yards which puts them in 19th in the National Football League. They have yielded 260.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 71.8%. In total, they have allowed 387.5 yards/contest which ranks them 21st in football.
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The Giants come into this matchup with a record of 0-2 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Giants went home defeated by a final of 30-29 when they played the Football Team. Daniel Jones (1 TD) finished the game with 249 yds on 22/32 passing while his QB rate was 102.2. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his longest completion was 33 yards. Saquon Barkley carried the football 13 times for 57 yards, finishing the contest with 4.4 yards per carry for New York. Sterling Shepard was a featured target for the Giants, snagging 9 footballs for 94 yds (10.4 yds per reception). New York ran for 5.8 yards per carry, finishing the game with 163 yards on 28 attempts. The Giants finished with 391 yards and they ran 64 plays (6.1 yds per play). The Giants passing defense conceded a completion rate of 73.9%, surrendering 320 yds on 34 for 46 through the air. New York surrendered 22 running attempts for 87 yards (4.0 yards per rush).
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Giants are sitting 22nd out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 21.0 points per game. During the season thus far, the Giants currently have a total of 482 yards via the pass as well as an average of 241.0 passing yards per contest, ranking them 17th out of all NFL teams. They have an average of 111.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 223 yards overall. The New York Giants maintain an average of 352.5 yards per game which is good for 19th in the league. The New York offense has compiled 129 yds of penalties on 15 violations, which is 13th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. They have allowed opponents to recover 1 fumble and they have been able to record 23 1st downs.
The Giants are allowing 28.5 PPG, which has them in 25th of all teams in the NFL. New York has allowed the opposition a total of 252 yards rushing (126.0 yards per contest) as well as 2 touchdowns on the ground this season. They have given up 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 287.5 yards/game, which has them in 25th in the league. The Giants defense has been on the field for 135 plays, which ranks 25th in the league. In total, they have relinquished 57 total points. Their defense has compiled 2 takeaways (1 fumble and 1 pick) for the year.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants -2.5
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