NFL Betting Preview: Seattle Seahawks vs. Atlanta Falcons
The Seattle Seahawks (0-0) are only 1.0-point favorites against the Atlanta Falcons (0-0) on Sunday, September 13, 2020. The game has a point total of 49.0.
Game InfoGame Day: Sunday, September 13, 2020 Game Time: 1:00 PM TV Channel: FOX Location: Atlanta, GA Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Seahawks Players to WatchLast year, Russell Wilson collected 4,110 passing yards (256.9 yards per game) while going 341-for-516 (66.1% completion percentage) and throwing 31 touchdowns and five interceptions in 16 games. He tacked on 342 rushing yards on 75 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 21.4 yards per game. Chris Carson took 278 attempts for 1,232 rushing yards a season ago (82.1 yards per game) while scoring seven touchdowns in 15 games. He also caught 37 passes for 266 yards (17.7 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air. Carlos Hyde totaled 1,070 rushing yards on 245 carries (66.9 yards per game), with six touchdowns on the ground over the course of 16 games in 2019. Last season, Tyler Lockett grabbed 82 passes (on 111 targets) for 1,057 yards (66.1 yards per game) and scored eight touchdowns in 16 games. D.K. Metcalf's statline last year showed 58 grabs for 900 yards and seven touchdowns in 16 games. He put up 56.3 receiving yards per game and was targeted 100 times. Over 14 games in 2019, Greg Olsen caught 52 passes on 81 targets for 597 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 42.6 receiving yards per game. Bruce Irvin showed out with an impressive statline of 8.5 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 37 tackles over 13 games. Bobby Wagner racked up 157 tackles, 7.0 TFL, three sacks, and one interception in 16 games over the course of his 2019 campaign. Last season, Quinton Dunbar hauled in four interceptions and added 38 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and eight passes defended in 11 games.
Falcons Players to WatchMatt Ryan racked up 4,466 passing yards (297.7 yards per game) with a 66.2% completion percentage last year (408-of-616), while throwing 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 15 games. Todd Gurley II took 223 carries for 857 rushing yards a season ago (57.1 yards per game) while scoring 12 touchdowns in 15 games. Brian Hill totaled 323 rushing yards on 78 carries (26.9 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground over the course of 12 games in 2019. Julio Jones hauled in 99 passes for 1,394 yards last season with six touchdowns. He was targeted 156 times and averaged 92.9 yards per game over 15 outings. Calvin Ridley also tacked on 63 catches for 866 yards and seven touchdowns over the course of 13 games last year. He was targeted 93 times and put up 66.6 receiving yards per game. Over 16 games in 2019, Russell Gage caught 49 passes on 74 targets for 446 yards and one touchdown, averaging 27.9 receiving yards per game. Dante Fowler Jr. put together a strong body of work a year ago, notching 11.5 sacks, 16.0 TFL and 56 tackles over 16 games. In 16 games over the course of his 2019 campaign, Deion Jones racked up 111 tackles, 8.0 TFL, and one interception. Last season, Damontae Kazee hauled in three interceptions and added 69 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended in 16 games.
Seahawks vs Falcons: Last 5 MeetingsIn the past five meetings, Seattle holds a 3-2 record against Atlanta. Seattle has outscored Atlanta 145 points to 118 in the past five contests.
Seahawks vs Falcons: Last Five Meetings
Seahawks Team DataThe Falcons defense allowed 24.9 points per game last season, close to the same amount as the 25.3 the Seahawks scored. When they met or outpaced their scoring average last season, Seattle was 9-1. Atlanta was 7-1 last season in games where they allowed fewer than 24.9 points. The Seahawks offense averaged 374.6 total yards per game last season, within 18.8 yards of the 355.8 the Falcons defense allowed. Seattle's record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 6-1. When the Atlanta defense allowed less than their season average for total yards last season they were 7-3. The Seahawks averaged 137.6 yards per game on the ground last season, 26.7 yards more than the Falcons allowed to opposing rushing attacks (110.9). Seattle was 9-0 last season when they ran for at least their season average. Last season, when the Atlanta defense allowed opponents to pick up less than 110.9 yards on the ground, they were 4-4. The Falcons forced the same amount of turnovers per game (1.2) as the Seahawks offense committed. In games where they turned the football over 1.2 times or fewer, Seattle was 7-4 last season. Atlanta's record last season when they forced more than 1.2 turnovers: 5-1
Falcons Team DataThe Falcons averaged just 1.1 fewer points per game last year (23.8) than the Seahawks gave up (24.9). Atlanta went 7-3 overall a season ago when the team notched at least 23.8 points. Last season, Seattle had a 9-1 record in games when it held opponents to 25.3 or fewer points. The Falcons averaged 379.8 yards per game in 2019, only two fewer than the 381.8 the Seahawks gave up per outing. Seattle's record last season when they accumulated at least their season average in total yards: 6-1. Seattle recorded a 5-2 record last year when holding its opponents to 381.8 yards or less. Last season, the Falcons rushed for 32.6 fewer yards per game (85.1) than the Seahawks allowed per contest (117.7). Last year, Atlanta put together a 5-3 record in games the team rushed for at least 85.1 yards. When Seattle limited its opponents to 117.7 rushing yards or less last season, it finished 9-1. The Falcons turned the ball over 1.6 times per game last year, only 0.4 fewer turnovers per game than the two the Seahawks forced on average. In games in 2019, Atlanta finished with a 5-4 record when it turned the ball over 1.6 times or less. When it forced 2 or more turnovers last season, Seattle had an 8-1 record.
Seahawks Fantasy LeadersWilson was the No. 4 fantasy player overall and the No. 3 fantasy quarterback in 2019 with 328.6 points (averaging 20.5 per game). Carson put up total 195.8 fantasy points last season (13.1 per game), which made him the 36th-ranked player overall and the ninth-ranked running back. Last year, Lockett averaged 9.6 fantasy points per game on the way to 153.2 total fantasy points. That made him the 64th-ranked fantasy player overall and the 15th-ranked wide receiver. Hyde was the 75th-ranked fantasy player -- and the 23rd-ranked running back -- in 2019 with 143.2 fantasy points. He averaged 9.0 fantasy points per game.
Falcons Fantasy LeadersRyan's productive 2019 fantasy season gave him the No. 13 spot overall and the No. 11 spot among QBs. He totaled 267.3 fantasy points on the year (17.8 per game). Gurley collected 188.4 fantasy points (12.6 per game) last year to be the 41st-ranked player overall and the 12th-ranked running back. Julio Jones was the No. 5 wide receiver and the No. 46 fantasy player overall with 175.1 total points last season (11.7 per game). Ridley's 2019 fantasy rankings saw him finish as the No. 82 player overall and the No. 23 wide receiver after he scored 134.0 fantasy points (10.3 per game).
Seahawks vs Falcons Betting Information
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Seahawks Betting InsightsLast year, Seattle went 6-7-1 against the spread. Last season, the Seahawks had an ATS record of 4-5-1 when favored by 1.0 point or more. In 2019, Seattle's games went over the point total in seven out of 14 opportunities.
Seahawks Road TrendsSeattle finished 4-2-1 against the spread in away games last year, and went 7-1 overall on the road. Last season, the Seahawks went 2-1-1 ATS in away games as at least a 1.0-point favorite. Seattle hit the over in just 37.5% of its away games last year (three of eight opportunities). Seahawks away games last season averaged 46.1 total points, 2.9 fewer than this matchup's over/under (49.0).
Falcons Betting InsightsAtlanta compiled a 7-7 record against the spread last year. The Falcons went just 2-3 ATS last season when an underdog by at least 1.0 point. Atlanta played in seven games last year that went over the point total (50% of its opportunities).
Falcons Home TrendsAtlanta hit the over just two times in eight opportunities at home last year (25%). Falcons home games last season averaged 46.1 total points, 2.9 fewer than this outing's over/under (49.0). Atlanta's record against the spread in home games last year was just 3-4, and its record at home overall was 3-5. The Falcons went 2-2 ATS in home games last season when playing as at least a 1.0-point underdog.
Additional InfoSeven of Seattle's games went over 49.0 points last season (43.8% of matchups). Atlanta's games went over 49.0 points seven times last year (43.8% of matchups). The two teams combined to score 49.1 points per game last season, 0.1 more points than the total for this matchup. Combined, these teams allowed 49.8 points per contest last year, 0.8 more points than the over/under for this game. The average point total in Seahawks matchups last season was 50.2, 1.2 more points than the over/under for this game. Falcons outings last year had a 48.8-point average over/under, 0.2 fewer points than this game's total.
Phillip Dorsett II: Questionable (Foot),
Cedric Ogbuehi: Out (Pectoral),
Jamarco Jones: Questionable (Illness)
Marlon Davidson: Questionable (Knee),
Charles Harris: Out (Ankle),
Kendall Sheffield: Out (Foot)