Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 10/9/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 5
Game: Atlanta Falcons vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Buccaneers (-8.5)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-2) will try to beat the Atlanta Falcons (2-2) at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday. Atlanta opens this matchup as 8.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 47.5.
The Atlanta Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 2-2 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Falcons played the Browns and notched a win by a score of 23-20. Tyler Allgeier was the best rusher for the Falcons with 10 carries for 84 yds (8.4 yds per carry). Drake London had an average of 8.5 yds per catch by totaling 17 yds on 2 catches. Marcus Mariota finished 7/19 with 139 yds through the air. He had a QB rate of 41.3 and finished the game with 1 pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Falcons gave up 177 yds on 35 attempts, which is 5.1 yds per rush allowed. Atlanta surrendered 21 completions on 35 tries for a total of 226 yds, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. For the game, they tallied 55 plays which gave them a total of 333 yards. The Atlanta Falcons rushed the ball a total of 35 different times and tallied 202 yards, which had them averaging 5.8 yards per carry.
The Falcons have tallied 1,396 total yards this season. Atlanta has recorded 38 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 16 infractions for 114 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Atlanta has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 6 touchdowns on the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times (4 picks and 4 fumbles lost). As a team they maintain an average of 168.0 yards via the ground game which is 4th in the league. Concerning scoring points, the Atlanta Falcons are averaging 25.8 PPG.
Regarding passing yardage, the Falcons have conceded 1,040 yards which puts them in 25th in football. They have given up 260.0 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 69.1%. Over the course of this season, they have yielded 386.3 yards/game putting them 25th in the league. They have relinquished 7 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.9 yards per running attempt and 126.3 rushing yards per game this year. During the season, they have given up 505 rushing yards through 4 outings. The Falcons are ranked 27th in the NFL concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 25.3 PPG.
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The Buccaneers come into this game with a record of 2-2 this year. In their last contest, the Buccaneers went home defeated by a final of 41-31 when they faced the Chiefs. Tom Brady (3 touchdowns) finished the game with 385 yards on 39/52 passing while his QB rating was 114.7. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yds per pass attempt was 7.4 yards. Mike Evans was one of the featured targets for the Buccaneers, catching 8 balls for 103 yards (12.9 yds per reception). Leonard Fournette ran the football 3 times for -3 yards, ending the contest with -1.0 yds per carry for Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers finished the contest with 376 yds and they ran 59 plays (6.4 yards per play). Tampa Bay ended up running for 0.5 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 3 yards on 6 carries. Tampa Bay conceded 37 running attempts for 189 yards (5.1 yds per rush). The Buccaneers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 62.2%, relinquishing 228 yds on 23 out of 37 passing.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are averaging 317.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 25th in the league. They average 65.3 run yards per game and have run for 261 yards for this season. The Tampa Bay offense has totaled 206 yds of penalties on 24 infractions, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have thrown 1 interception while allowing opponents to recover 5 fumbles and they have been able to earn 55 1st downs. Over the course of the season to this point, the Buccaneers currently have a total of 1,007 passing yards together with an average of 251.8 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 11th in football. Concerning the points being put on the board, the Buccaneers sit 16th in football by tallying 20.5 points per contest.
They have given up 6 touchdowns through the air as well as 214.3 yards/game, which puts them in 14th in the NFL. Tampa Bay has allowed a total of 427 yards rushing (106.8 yards per game) in addition to 2 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the season. They have tallied 9 takeaways (3 fumbles recovered and 6 picks) on the season. The Buccaneers defense taken the field for 268 plays, which has them sitting 27th in the NFL. This season, they have relinquished 68 total points. The Buccaneers are allowing 17.0 PPG, which has them sitting 5th in football.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -8.5
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