Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals - 11/27/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Cardinals (4-5-1) at Atlanta Falcons (6-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Georgia Dome)
The Line: Atlanta Falcons -4 -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons meet Sunday afternoon in a marquee NFL matchup at the Georgia Dome.
The Arizona Cardinals need a big road victory here to remain in the thick of the NFC playoff chase. The Arizona Cardinals have lost three of their four road games this season. Carson Palmer is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 2,642 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Palmer has one or less touchdown pass in five of his last seven games. Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson have combined for more than 809 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while John Brown has 30 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 111.7 yards per contest, and Johnson leads the way with 863 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 19 points and 287.4 yards per game. Deone Bucannon leads the Arizona Cardinals with 73 tackles, Markus Golden has six sacks and Marcus Cooper has three interceptions.
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The Atlanta Falcons look for their seventh victory of the season to build on their lead in the NFC South. The Atlanta Falcons have won six of their last seven games following a bye week. Matt Ryan is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 3,247 yards, 24 touchdowns and five interceptions. Ryan has two or more touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu have combined for more than 1,535 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Tevin Coleman has 19 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 107.6 yards per contest, and Devonta Freeman leads the way with 669 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 28.3 points and 385.9 yards per game. Keanu Neal leads the Atlanta Falcons with 66 tackles, Vic Beasley Jr. has 9.5 sacks and Robert Alford has two interceptions.
The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Falcons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. NFC. The home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the over is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
Matt Ryan doesn't lose often following a bye week, as the Falcons have won six of their last seven after the extra week off. The Arizona Cardinals have also been a different team on the road this season and that offense is having troublewith consistency. The Falcons are tough to stop in their dome and it's going to be even tougher this week with all of those rested bodies. The Falcons should win and cover this game without much problem.