Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 9/19/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-12.5)
The Atlanta Falcons (0-1) are headed to Raymond James Stadium on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0). Tampa Bay opens this game as 12.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 52.
The Atlanta Falcons come into this game with a record of 0-1 this year. In their last contest, the Falcons played against the Eagles and ended up losing by a score of 32-6. Matt Ryan finished 21/35 with 164 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rating of 71.6 and ended the game with no picks. Calvin Ridley averaged 10.2 yards per reception by tallying 51 yards on 5 receptions. Mike Davis was the rushing leader for the Falcons with 15 totes for 49 yds (3.3 yds per carry). For the game, they ran 64 plays which gave them 260 yards. The Atlanta Falcons ran the football 26 times and amassed 124 yds, which came out to an average of 4.8 yards per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Falcons gave up 173 yds on 31 attempts, which averages out to 5.6 yards per rush allowed. Atlanta allowed 27 pass completions on 35 tries for a total of 261 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.1%.
The Falcons have racked up 260 total yards for this campaign. Atlanta has amassed 8 first downs, and they have committed 12 penalties for 99 yds. As a team they're averaging 124.0 yards on the ground ranking them 14th in the NFL. Concerning putting points on the board, the Atlanta Falcons have an average of 6.0 PPG.
The Falcons rank 24th in the league regarding team defense, allowing 32.0 points per contest. The opposition is running for 5.6 yards per rushing attempt and 173.0 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 173 running yards through 1 game. Regarding yards through the air, the Falcons have surrendered 261 yards which puts them in 17th in the NFL. They have yielded 261.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 77.1%. In total, they are surrendering 434.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 27th in the NFL.
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The Buccaneers head into this matchup 1-0 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Buccaneers went home victorious with a score of 31-29 against the Cowboys. Tom Brady (4 TDs) finished the game with 379 yards on 32/50 through the air while his quarterback rating was 97. He threw 2 interceptions and his longest pass completion went for 47 yds. Chris Godwin was featured in the passing game for the Buccaneers, hauling in 9 balls for 105 yards (11.7 yards per reception). Leonard Fournette carried the ball 9 times for 32 yards, finishing the contest with 3.6 yds per carry for Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers ended up finishing with 431 yds while they ran 64 plays (6.7 yds per play). Tampa Bay ran for 3.7 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 52 yds on 14 attempts. Tampa Bay conceded 18 running attempts for 60 yards (3.3 yards per rush). The Buccaneers secondary conceded a completion rate of 72.4%, surrendering 391 yards on 42 for 58 through the air.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are averaging 431.0 yards per game which has them ranked 7th in the NFL. They have an average of 52.0 run yards per game. The Tampa Bay offense has compiled 106 penalty yds on 11 violations, which is 4th in the NFL in terms of helping out the opposition. During the season so far, the Buccaneers have racked up 379 yards, which ranks 3rd in the league. In relation to the points being put on the board, the Buccaneers rank 10th out of all teams in the league averaging 31.0 PPG.
The Buccaneers are allowing 29.0 points per game, which has them sitting 22nd of all teams in the NFL. Tampa Bay has allowed a total of 60 yards via the ground game. They have conceded 3 touchdowns through the air as well as 391.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 31st out of all teams. The Buccaneers defense has participated in 77 plays, which has them sitting 28th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tampa Bay -12.5
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