Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans 10/06/2019 Odds, Picks and Preview
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Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans 10/06/2019- The Atlanta Falcons (1-3) are swooping low to attack the Houston Texans (2-2). The best sport betting sites aren’t just concerned with a battle of the topnotchers; the middle-tier ranked teams are also being monitored just in case one of them becomes a wild card for the NFL finals.
Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans 10/06/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
The Falcons are reeling from a defeat versus the Tennessee Titans with a 24-10 scoreboard, but they’re entering this matchup with an avenging mindset. Devonta Freeman carried the ball 12 times that day, running for a total of 27 yards with his longest run pegged at 8 yards. Austin Hooper clocked 9 catches for a total of 130 yards and an average of 14.4 yards for eah reception. Matt Ryan’s output was 35/53 with 397 passing yards, but he didn’t connect any touchdown in that manner, and didn’t get any picks. The Falcons are deficient in running stats, running the ball for only 17 times for a total of 58 yards. Their 75 plays were mostly geared towards air yards, gaining them a total of 422 yards. They chalked up 24 first-downs with a downside of 7 penalties at 50 yards. For defense, they allowed a somewhat high completion percentage of 67% for their opponent, and gave way for a total of 365 yards.
The Falcons’ overall stats are decent, but they lack the fire to make solid offensive plays, which was probably the reason why they fell against the Titans. They need to attempt and connect more runs; the endzone can’t be obtained via passing yards only.
Players to watch:Matt Ryan 123 ATT 89 CMP 928 YDS 8 TD; Devonta Freeman 35 CAR 129 YDS 3.7 AVG 0 TD; Ito Smith 11 CAR 63 YDS 5.7 AVG 0 TD; Julio Jones 19 REC 265 YDS 13.9 AVG 4 TDS; Austin Hooper 19 REC 177 YDS 9.3 AVG 2 TDS; Calvin Ridley 13 REC 175 YDS 13.5 AVG 2 TDS; Mohamed Sanu 15 REC 148 YDS 9.9 AVG 0 TDS
The Texans are coming into this match fresh from a 16-10 defeat against the Carolina Panthers. QB Deshaun Watson chalked up 21/33 with 160 passing yards, but was not able to connect a touchdown via throws. Meanwhile, Carlos Hyde led the rushing department with 12 carries for a total of 58 yards, and an astoundingly long run of 25 yards- but he wasn’t able to convert any touchdowns in this manner. DeAndre Hopkins clocked in some receiving stats with 5 catches at 41 yards. The Texans ran the ball 22 times at 136 yards, and implemented 18 first-downs with 7 penalties. Their 62 plays allowed them to gain 264 yards. The defense was obviously lacking in the previous game, with the Texans allowing 24 out of 32 catch attempts at a worrisome completion rate of 71%. They fared better in staving off runs, allowing only a measly 94 yards on the opponent’s 28 runs.
As with most teams in their current tier, the Panthers are decent on anything besides their offense. However, the past game should have sent alarm signals as their defense allowed the opponent to gain too many air yards. The Panthers need to shape up if they are aiming for a clean victory against the Falcons
Players to watch:Deshaun Watson 93 ATT 61 CMP 778 YDS 6 TD; Carlos Hyde 40 CAR 192 YDS 4.8 AVG 1 TD; Duke Johnson 17 CAR 90 YDS 5.3 AVG 0 TD; DeAndre Hopkins 19 REC 218 YDS 11.5 AVG 2 TDS; Kenny Stills 9 REC 164 YDS 18.2 AVG 1 TDS; Will Fuller 11 REC 160 YDS 14.5 AVG 0 TDS; Jordan Akins 6 REC 115 YDS 19.2 AVG 2 TDS
Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans Betting Trends
The Falcons is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Houston is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
Atlanta Falcons vs Houston Texans Betting Picks
Ultimately it’s the team that has better trending stats and less unforced errors that are favored to take the win. US betting sites are favoring a Houston win with a predicted score of 18.6 versus 25.0, covering the spread with a total going under.