Atlanta Falcons vs Arizona Cardinals 10/13/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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Atlanta Falcons vs Arizona Cardinals 10/13/2019 – Top betting sites are rolling the dice on the matchup between Atlanta Falcons (1-4) and Arizona Cardinals (1-3-1) as these two teams prove they’re worth more than one win this season. While the lower-tier teams aren’t going to get much love from their respective fans, they can still expect bettors to second-guess which of them is going to emerge on top.
Atlanta Falcons vs Arizona Cardinals 10/13/2019
The Atlanta Falcons were last dancing against the powerhouse Houston Texans, losing despite a valiant offense and defense rally. They settled for a 53-32 scorecard. Matt Ryan was in his element, going for 32/46 with an amazing 330 air yards. He also connected 3 touchdowns as a huge bonus and an interception. Devonta Freeman attempted to rush the defense with 11 carries averaging 2.7 yards each. However, he was unsuccessful in his touchdown bids, settling for a total of 30 yard gain instead. Calvin Ridley caught the ball 5 times for a total of 88 yards, chalking up 17.6 yards average per reception The Falcons pumped in 22 first downs, but they were let down by 7 penalties which cost them 63 yards.
The Falcons consolidated 68 plays, gaining 373 yards. However, the Falcons gave away more than they gained. They were forced to concede 28 out of 33 completion attempts to the opponent. This resulted in an opponent gain of 426 yards and a completion rate of 85%. The Falcons could actually do well on their best days, but clearly not against high-ranked teams. They still need a lot of team practice and ball movement if they’re gunning to defeat current NFL behemoths next season.
Players to watch: Matt Ryan 222 ATT 156 CMP 1655 YDS 11 TD; Devonta Freeman 58 CAR 187 YDS 3.2 AVG 0 TD; Ito Smith 18 CAR 93 YDS 5.2 AVG 1 TD; Austin Hooper 34 REC 363 YDS 10.7 AVG 2 TDS; Julio Jones 26 REC 359 YDS 13.8 AVG 4 TDS; Calvin Ridley 21 REC 295 YDS 14 AVG 3 TDS; Mohamed Sanu 29 REC 281 YDS 9.7 AVG 1 TDS
The Cardinals have just scored their only win this season. They trounced fellow cellar-dweller, the Cincinnati Bengals, with a close call at 26-23. Kyler Murray was all about the touchdown as he did a 24-yard long run. He also carried the ball 10 times across 93 yards. Aside from rushing, Murray also did a 20/32 feat through 253 air yards. David Johnson received the ball consistently 3 times for 65 yards. The Cardinals were on the rush for 38 out of 71 plays. For defense performance, Arizona allowed a 27-of-38 throw completion, granting the opponent 262 yards and a 71% completion rate. The Cardinals conceded a significant 370 yards.
While the Cardinals still don’t have decent offensive output, their reliance on rushes for the previous game is a good sign that they’re open to stretching their limits and play options as a team. Such healthy experimentation can only lead to realizations and hopefully translate to future wins.
Players to watch: Kyler Murray 201 ATT 126 CMP 1324 YDS 4 TD 28 CAR 206 YDS 7.4 AVG; David Johnson 24 REC 247 YDS 10.3 AVG 2 TDS; Larry Fitzgerald 29 REC 358 YDS 12.3 AVG 2 TDS; Christian Kirk 24 REC 242 YDS 10.1 AVG 0 TDS; KeeSean Johnson 14 REC 131 YDS 9.4 AVG 0 TDS
Atlanta Falcons vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
Falcons is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Cardinals is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta Falcons vs Arizona Cardinals Betting Picks
The best online sportsbook has spoken. Arizona will win with a 24.9 versus 24.5 score, covering the spread with a total going under.