Los Angeles Chargers vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 11/6/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 9
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (+3)
The Atlanta Falcons (4-4) are welcoming the Los Angeles Chargers (4-3) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total has been set at 47.
The Los Angeles Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 for this season. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Chargers faced off with the Seahawks and took a loss by a final of 37-23. Justin Herbert went 33/51 with 293 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a quarterback rate of 84.8 and walked away from the contest with 1 pick. Austin Ekeler left with an average of 8.0 yds per catch by totaling 96 yards on 12 receptions. Austin Ekeler led the offense in rushing for the Chargers with 9 totes for 31 yds (3.4 yds per attempt). In all, they ran 69 plays which gave them 329 yds. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up running the ball 15 different times and amassed 53 yds, which came out to an average of 3.5 yds per carry. Against the run, the Chargers gave up 214 yds on 34 attempts, which averages out to 6.3 yds per run allowed. Los Angeles gave up 20 pass completions on 27 attempts for 190 yds, and a completion percentage of 74.1%.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Los Angeles Chargers have an average of 23.4 PPG. As a team they are averaging 88.9 yards in the run game giving them a rank of 27th in the league. The Chargers have tallied 2,578 total yards this season. Los Angeles has compiled 95 first downs offensively, and they have been called for 41 infractions for 337 yards. They have turned the football over 7 different times (4 interceptions and 3 fumbles). When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Los Angeles has earned 12 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns.
The Chargers are sitting in 31st in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 27.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 137.6 rushing yards per contest this year. For the season, they have conceded 963 yards on the ground through 7 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Chargers have conceded 1,540 yards which ranks them 9th in the league. They are giving up 220.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.4%. In total, they have allowed 357.6 yards per game putting them at 20th in the NFL. They have granted 13 touchdowns via the pass as well as 7 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 4-4 for this season. In their last game, the Falcons got the win with a final of 37-34 when they played the Panthers. Marcus Mariota (3 TDs) ended the contest with 253 yds on 20/28 through the air while his quarterback rating was 105.2. He threw 2 picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 9.0 yds. Caleb Huntley ran the football 16 times for 91 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.7 yards per attempt for Atlanta. Kyle Pitts was the top contributor in the passing game for the Falcons, grabbing 5 balls for 80 yds (16.0 yds per reception). Atlanta ran the football for 4.5 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 167 yds on 37 attempts. The Falcons finished the contest with 406 yds and they ran 67 plays (6.1 yds per play). The Falcons secondary conceded a completion percentage of 52.8%, surrendering 309 yards on 19 for 36 through the air. Atlanta surrendered 36 run attempts for 169 yards (4.7 yds per rush).
Regarding how much they score, the Falcons sit 7th in football with an average of 25.0 PPG. For the year so far, the Falcons have compiled 1,301 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 162.6 throwing yards per outing, which is ranked 29th in football. They have an average of 158.1 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,265 yards overall. The Atlanta Falcons hold an average of 320.8 yards per contest which ranks them 25th in the NFL. The Atlanta offense has 295 penalty yds on 37 violations, which ranks them 29th in football in terms of making mistakes. They have tossed 6 picks while surrendering 4 fumbles and they have recorded 71 first downs.
The Falcons are relinquishing 25.6 points per game, which puts them in 29th of all teams in the league. They have yielded 14 touchdowns via the pass as well as 306.9 yards per contest, which has them ranked 32nd in the NFL. In total, they have given up 205 total points. Atlanta has conceded a total of 871 rushing yards (108.9 yards per outing) in addition to 10 touchdowns via the rush for the season. The Falcons defense has taken part in 531 plays, which is 29th in the NFL. They have earned 11 takeaways (4 fumbles and 7 interceptions) so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +3
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