Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers 12/15/2019 Predictions, Picks and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers 12/15/2019 – The Atlanta Falcons (4-9) are soaring high versus the San Francisco 49ers (11-2). It’s going to be an uphill battle for the Falcons, who are facing the de facto leader of the NFL. Sports betting apps are carefully crunching the stats to see how the wagers will fare.
Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers 12/15/2019
The Atlanta Falcons faced off the Carolina Panthers in their previous matchup. They earned the sweet victory with a 40-20 scoreboard. QB Matt Ryan flexed his muscles with a performance worth 20/34 and 313 air yards. He also threw in 2 TDs without any interceptions. RB Devonta Freeman rushed the ball through 18 carries. He racked up 84 yards plus a rushing TD. Olamide Zaccheaus was the foremost receiver, catching the ball 2 times across 93 yards.
The Falcons had good offensive stats, but not much to show for defensive. The team resorted to the rush attack for 32 out of 67 plays. They implemented 22 first downs but were held back by 6 penalties. With regards to defense, they allowed a surprising 68% throw completion rate for the opponent. They clamped down a bit on the rush, limiting rush attempts to only 22.
In the tale of the yards, the Falcons dredged up 461 as compared to their opponents’ 345. The Falcons had the upper hand in field movement and took advantage of this. They peppered the field with plays, eventually burying the opponent’s score. It was a good game that had everything going in the Falcons’ favor.
Players to watch:
M. Ryan QB (12 GP 321 CMP 481 ATT 66.7 CMP% 3559 YDS 7.4 AVG 306.1 YDS/G 93 LNG 22 TD 12 INT 39 SACK 279 SYL 58.5 QBR 93.4 RTG), D. Freeman RB (11 GP 141 ATT 506 YDS 3.6 AVG 28 LNG 3 BIG 1 TDS 46 YDS/G 2 FUM 1 LST 24 FD), B. Hill RB (9 GP 65 ATT 220 YDS 3.4 AVG 27 LNG 2 BIG 2 TDS 24.4 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 13 FD), J. Jones WR (12 GP 69 REC 109 TGTS 1016 YDS 14.7 AVG 4 TD 54 LNG 15 BIG 84.7 YDS/G 1 FUM 0 LST 253 YAC 53 FD), C. Ridley WR (13 GP 63 REC 93 TGTS 866 YDS 13.7 AVG 7 TD 36 LNG 12 BIG 66.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 143 YAC 47 FD).
San Francisco 49ers
The leader of the NFL stared down the New Orleans Saints but was almost beaten in the process. The 49ers scampered away with a 48-46 victory. QB Jimmy Garoppolo showed why he’s a contender for the MVP. He was going for 26/35 with 349 air yards plus 4 glimmering TDs. RB Raheem Mostert led the ground party, carrying the ball 10 times. He earned 69 yards and managed to bulldoze a rushing TD. The receiver with the highest stats was Emmanuel Sanders. He deftly caught the ball 7 times, chipping in a hard-earned 157 yards.
The 49ers did their best to adjust to their opponent. They haven’t been able to use their attack-and-overwhelm tactic in their past 3 games. Instead, they played defensively and countered the enemy’s game plan. The 49ers played their offense with 25 first downs. They did the rush attack for 24 out of 63 plays. This gives the impression that the 49ers had reverted back to their famous mixed offense.
The 49ers covered more ground than their opponent. They clocked their yards at 516, while the opponent only earned 465. The 49ers made a calculated easing-up of their defense. They allowed a 71% throw completion rate. They also conceded 27 rush attacks from the opponent. While this allowed the 49ers to redirect their energies to the offense, it was still a risky tactic. The 49ers are lucky that risk bore fruit.
Players to watch:
J. Garoppolo QB (13 GP 273 CMP 393 ATT 69.5 CMP% 3245 YDS 8.3 AVG 253.2 YDS/G 75 LNG 25 TD 11 INT 27 SACK 182 SYL 61.8 QBR 103.9 RTG), R. Mostert RB (13 GP 102 ATT 608 YDS 6 AVG 41 LNG 3 BIG 4 TDS 46.8 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 22 FD), M. Breida RB (10 GP 115 ATT 596 YDS 5.2 AVG 83 LNG 4 BIG 1 TDS 59.6 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 22 FD), G. Kittle TE (11 GP 60 REC 75 TGTS 754 YDS 12.6 AVG 4 TD 61 LNG 12 BIG 68.5 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 428 YAC 36 FD), D. Samuel WR (12 GP 47 REC 67 TGTS 640 YDS 13.6 AVG 3 TD 42 LNG 13 BIG 53.3 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 355 YAC 26 FD).
Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers Betting Numbers
Falcons are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
San Francisco 49ers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 7 games.
Atlanta Falcons vs San Francisco 49ers Betting Picks
Sportsbook review sites have confirmed the obvious prediction that the game is heavily in favor of San Francisco. The expected endgame score is 16.0 versus 31.9. The winning team will cover the spread, with a total going over.