San Francisco 49ers vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 10/16/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 6
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Falcons (+6.5)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the location where the Atlanta Falcons (2-3) will take on the San Francisco 49ers (3-2) on Sunday. Atlanta opens this contest as 6.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total is 43.
The San Francisco 49ers head into this matchup 3-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the football field, the 49ers went up against the Panthers and took home the win by a score of 37-15. Jimmy Garoppolo went 18/30 with 253 yards through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 109.4 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Jeff Wilson led the offense in rushing for the 49ers with 17 carries for 120 yds (7.1 yards per attempt). George Kittle averaged 9.4 yds per catch by totaling 47 yards on 5 receptions. The San Francisco 49ers ran the ball a total of 29 different times and accumulated 153 yards, which had them averaging 5.3 yds per carry. Overall, they had 61 plays which gave them 397 yards. San Francisco relinquished 25 completions on 42 tries for 244 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.5%. On the ground, the 49ers gave up 64 yds on 17 attempts, which calculates to 3.8 yards per rush allowed.
The 49ers have tallied 1,695 total yards for the year. San Francisco has accrued 43 1st downs, and they have committed 33 infractions for 240 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, San Francisco has compiled 5 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns on the ground. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times (2 picks and 4 fumbles lost). As a unit they hold an average of 138.8 yards on the ground which is 8th in the National Football League. Concerning scoring points, the San Francisco 49ers are sitting at 21.6 points per outing.
In terms of passing yards, the 49ers have conceded 889 yards which has them sitting in 3rd in football. They have conceded 177.8 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 63.7%. For the season, they are conceding 249.2 yards per contest which puts them 1st in football. They have surrendered 2 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 3 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up 3.0 yards per tote and 71.4 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have given up 357 yards on the ground through 5 outings. The 49ers are ranked 2nd in the National Football League regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 12.2 points per game.
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The Falcons head into this matchup 2-3 this year. The last time they stepped on the football field, the Falcons walked away with a loss by a score of 21-15 against the Buccaneers. Marcus Mariota (1 TD) finished the contest with 147 yds on 14/25 passing while his quarterback rating was 86.6. He didn't toss any picks and his avg yards per attempt was 5.9 yds. Marcus Mariota carried the ball 7 times for 61 yards, ending the contest with 8.7 yards per carry for Atlanta. Drake London was the best receiver for the Falcons, catching 4 passes for 35 yds (8.8 yds per catch). Atlanta rushed the football for 4.9 yards per attempt, totaling 151 yds on 31 carries. The Falcons finished the game with 261 yards and they ran 61 plays (4.3 yards per play). The Falcons pass defense allowed a completion rate of 67.3%, surrendering 351 yds on 35 out of 52 passing. Atlanta relinquished 23 run attempts for 69 yards (3.0 yds per rush).
The Atlanta Falcons have an average of 331.4 yards per game which has them sitting 25th in the NFL. They hold an average of 164.6 rushing yards per game and have run for 823 yards in total. The Atlanta offense has racked up 169 yds of penalties on 22 infractions, which ranks them 31st in the league in terms of making mistakes. They have thrown 4 picks while surrendering 4 fumbles and they have tallied 45 1st downs. For the year so far, the Falcons currently sit at 834 passing yards as well as an average of 166.8 passing yards per outing, which ranks 30th in the NFL. In relation to putting points on the board, the Falcons currently rank 10th in the NFL holding an average of 23.6 PPG.
They have given up 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 278.2 yards/game, which puts them in 29th in football. Atlanta has given up a total of 574 yards rushing (114.8 yards/game) as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground for the season. Their defense has tallied 7 turnovers (3 fumbles recovered and 4 picks) over the course of the season. The Falcons defense has participated in 335 plays, ranking them 29th in football. Overall, they have surrendered 122 total points. The Falcons are relinquishing 24.4 PPG, which has them in 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons +6.5
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