Atlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Rams Prediction, 9/18/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 2
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Los Angeles Rams
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rams (-10.5)
SoFi Stadium is the location where the Los Angeles Rams (0-1) will meet the Atlanta Falcons (0-1) on Sunday. Atlanta opens this game as 10.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 45.5.
The Atlanta Falcons head into this game 0-1 this season. When they last took the field, the Falcons took the field against the Saints and took a loss by a final of 27-26. Cordarrelle Patterson was the rushing leader for the Falcons with 22 carries for 120 yards (5.5 yds per attempt). Drake London held an average of 14.8 yds per catch by notching 74 yds on 5 receptions. Marcus Mariota went 20/33 with 215 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 79.7 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. On the ground, the Falcons conceded 151 yards on 19 attempts, which is an average of 7.9 yards per run surrendered. Atlanta allowed 23 pass completions on 34 tries for 234 yds, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. On the day, they tallied 71 plays which gave them 416 yds. The Atlanta Falcons rushed the ball a total of 38 different times and accrued 201 yards, which came out to an average of 5.3 yds per carry.
When it comes to scoring points, the Atlanta Falcons have an average of 26.0 points per outing. As a team they hold an average of 201.0 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 4th in the National Football League. The Falcons have attained 416 total yards over the course of this year. Atlanta has accrued 8 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 8 infractions for 55 yds. They have turned the ball over 2 different times. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Atlanta has amassed 0 touchdowns via the pass and 2 rushing touchdowns.
When it comes to passing yardage, the Falcons have conceded 234 yards which has them sitting in 18th in the NFL. They have yielded 234.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 67.6%. Over the course of this season, they have surrendered 385.0 yards/outing which puts them 21st in the NFL. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown on the ground. They are giving up 7.9 yards per tote and 151.0 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. For the year, they have given up 151 running yards through 1 game. The Falcons are ranked 27th in the NFL concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 27.0 points per game.
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The Rams come into this game with a record of 0-1 this season. In their last game, the Rams took a defeat with a final score of 31-10 when they faced the Bills. Matthew Stafford (1 touchdown) ended the game with 240 yds on 29/41 passing while his QB rating was 63.1. He tossed 3 picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.9 yards. Darrell Henderson carried the rock 13 times for 47 yards, finishing the contest with 3.6 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Cooper Kupp was the leading receiver for the Rams, hauling in 13 throws for 128 yards (9.8 yds per reception). Los Angeles ran the football for 2.9 yards per attempt, totaling 52 yds on 18 attempts. The Rams finished with 243 yds while running 66 plays (3.7 yds per play). The Rams pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 83.9%, surrendering 292 yds on 26 for 31 through the air. Los Angeles surrendered 25 run attempts for 121 yds (4.8 yards per carry).
When it comes to the points being put on the board, the Rams currently rank 27th out of all teams in the NFL maintaining an average of 10.0 points per outing. For the year thus far, the Rams have racked up 191 yards through the air, which has them sitting 25th in football. They have an average of 52.0 yards per game. The Los Angeles Rams are averaging 243.0 yards/contest ranking them 31st out of all teams in the NFL. The Los Angeles offense has 30 penalty yds on 4 violations, which ranks them 26th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 3 picks while surrendering 0 fumbles and they have been able to earn 14 first downs.
The Rams are surrendering 31.0 PPG, ranking them 29th in the NFL. They have given up 3 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 292.0 yards/outing, ranking them 26th in football. The Rams defense has been on the field for 58 plays, which ranks 9th in football. Their defense has earned 4 turnovers (2 fumbles recovered and 2 picks) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Falcons +10.5
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