X

MITCH'S BEST PICKS, DAILY

Visit SportsChat Premium

Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers - 12/18/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

San Francisco 49ers (1-12) at Atlanta Falcons (8-5)

NFL Football: Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Georgia Dome)

The Line: Atlanta Falcons -11.5 -- Over/Under: 51.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FOX

The Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers face off on Sunday in Week 15 NFL action.

The Atlanta Falcons are 8-5 this season and they are in first place in the AFC South. The Falcons offense is averaging a NFL best 32.9 points per game and a 3rd best 402.3 yards per game and they are plus 8 in turnover ratio. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan has completed 68.3 percent of his passes with 30 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Devonta Freeman is the Falcons leading rusher with 791 yards and 7 touchdowns and Julio Jones has 72 receptions and 5 touchdowns. The Atlanta defense is ranked 28th in points per game allowed at 26.5 and yards per game allowed at 376.3 and they have 9 interceptions, 15 fumble recoveries, and 28 sacks. Keanu Neal is Atlanta’s leading tackler with 87, Deion Jones has 81, and Vic Beasley has 13.5 sacks. The Falcons have looked at times like a top tier team but in order to beat the best teams they will need to be better on defense.

Get Winning Picks From the World's Best Handicappers!!!!
Atlanta Falcons vs. San Francisco 49ers - 12/18/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are 1-12 this season which is the second worst record in the NFL this year. The 49ers offense is averaging 19.3 points and 314 yards per game and they are minus 3 in turnover ratio. Colin Kapernick remains the Niners QB and he has completed 54.8 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 3 interceptions and he has rushed for 416 yards. Carlos Hyde leads the 49ers in rushing with 879 yards and 6 touchdowns and Jeremy Kerley is the top receiver with 48 catches and 3 touchdowns. The San Francisco defense is ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed per game at 415.3 and points allowed per game at 30.2 and they have 8 interceptions, 11 fumble recoveries, and 26 sacks. Antoine Bethea leads the 49ers in tackles with 86, Nick Bellore has 82 tackles, and Ahmad Brooks has 5 sacks. The 49ers have been free-falling since week one and they had a chance to stop the bleeding but they let a big lead get away from them last week.

Atlanta is 5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 5-2 against the spread following a win, and 3-9 against the spread in their last 12 home games. San Francisco is 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 road games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The underdog has covered the point spread in 4 of the last 5 meetings of these two teams.

The 49ers are just awful and I look for the high powered Falcons to blow them out of the building. 

Get Winning Picks From the World's Best Handicappers!!!!

Comments (0)


This thread has been closed from taking new comments.
Free Premium Picks by Text from Sports Chat Experts
Top 10 Sport Sites