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NFC Wildcard Saturday: Rams Host Falcons in LA

NFC Wildcard Game

NFC Wildcard Betting Preview & Pick- Atlanta at Los Angeles

The backend of this Saturday’s NFL Wildcard Round doubleheader should be a doozy.  The 10-6 Atlanta Falcons head to the West Coast to face the 11-5 Los Angeles Rams in an 8:15 p.m. start on NBC from Memorial Coliseum.

BetAnySports opened the Rams as 4.5-point favorites with the total set at 49 points. The line is now LA as a 6-point favorite and the total has dropped to 48.

Reigning NFC Champs had to Fight for NFC Wildcard Life

The Falcons needed that 10th straight-up win of the year to secure the final playoff spot in the NFC. The fact that they are still the defending conference champion, they could be one of the more interesting betting teams in this year’s NFL playoffs.

Atlanta was not a solid betting option in the regular season. They went 7-9 against the spread. On the road is where it went awry as they were 2-6 ATS. They did cover in the only two games it closed as an underdog.

Veteran quarterback Matt Ryan did not turn in one of his best performances this season throwing the ball. It was still good enough for the Falcons to end the year ranked eighth in the league in average passing yards per game with 249.4.

Julio Jones caught 88 passes for 1,444 yards, but he was only on the receiving end of three throws for touchdowns.

Rams Take NFL’s Top Offense Into NFC Wildcard Weekend

Los Angeles decided to go with Sean McVay as its new head coach following a four-win season in 2016. The move has paid immediate dividends. This year’s sudden turnaround to a SU 11-5 record while going 9-7 ATS is astounding.

The Rams won the NFC West Division title for the first time since 2003. They went 6-4 ATS as favorites this season. The total went OVER or ended as a PUSH in 11 of the 16 games overall.

The emergence of Jared Goff as a big-time NFL quarterback was huge. The revitalized effort of Todd Gurley, both running and catching the ball, helped push Los Angeles to first in the NFL in scoring this season. The Rams led with an average of 29.9 points per game.

While the Rams’ defense did have some issues occasionally with an average of 339.6 total yards allowed. The unit was ranked 12th in the NFL when it came to points allowed with 20.6 ppg.

This should be a great matchup in a game that could easily go OVER BetAnySports’ total line. I am going with the Falcons’ plus the 6 points as my ‘best bet’ pick given their edge on a much bigger stage in the postseason.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Atlanta 10-6 7-9 22.06 19.69 2.37 5-3 2-6 5-11 2-6 3-5
LA Rams 11-5 9-7 29.88 20.56 9.32 4-4 5-3 10-5-1 3-4-1 7-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 16.54 16.17 0.37
LAR 12.1 16.53 -4.43

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 11.63 9.47 2.16
LAR 11.95 10.74 1.21
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
ATL 4.30 4.14 0.16
LAR 4.30 4.69 -0.39
Team Records

Atlanta Falcons

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-6 5-3 5-3 7-9 5-3 2-6 22.06 19.69 2.37
vs Conf 9-3 5-1 4-2 7-5 5-1 2-4 23.92 19.08 4.84
vs Div 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-3 0-0 0-3 18.00 21.33 -3.33
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 1-2 1-0 0-2 19.67 18.00 1.67

Los Angeles Rams

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-5 4-4 7-1 9-7 4-4 5-3 29.88 20.56 9.32
vs Conf 7-5 2-4 5-1 6-6 2-4 4-2 28.75 22.75 6.00
vs Div 3-0 0-0 3-0 2-1 0-0 2-1 38.33 20.67 17.66
Last 3 2-1 0-1 2-0 1-2 0-1 1-1 27.33 21.33 6.00

NFC Wildcard Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 22.06 15 20.56 12
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 252.38 7 209.75 11
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 110.63 10 114.13 21
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 29.88 1 19.69 8
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 258.25 8 222.13 14
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 106.88 21 113.50 14

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Atlanta 6-4 5-5 7-3 25.40 149.10 5.52 32.20 59.63 202.80 351.90 1.60
LA Rams 4-6 5-5 7-3 24.60 105.80 4.62 35.90 66.30 279.10 384.90 1.90

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Dec 11, 2016 ATL LAR 42-14 66 220 286 0 104 208 312 5
Sep 15, 2013 LAR ATL 24-31 69 352 421 1 36 357 393 0
Nov 21, 2010 ATL LAR 34-17 138 253 391 0 71 233 304 1
Dec 28, 2008 LAR ATL 27-31 202 206 408 0 263 154 417 3
Dec 2, 2007 ATL LAR 16-28 111 324 435 3 105 304 409 2
Jan 15, 2005 LAR ATL 17-47 77 262 339 2 327 70 397 1
Sep 19, 2004 LAR ATL 17-34 30 250 280 2 242 174 416 0
Oct 13, 2003 ATL LAR 0-36 73 136 209 4 119 377 496 3
Jan 6, 2002 ATL LAR 13-31 107 148 255 3 192 266 458 3
Dec 2, 2001 LAR ATL 35-6 89 333 422 0 128 192 320 2

NFC Wildcard Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Atlanta Falcons

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 31, 2017 CAR 22-10 W -5/44.5 W/U 60 311 371 87 161 248 -3 H
Dec 24, 2017 NO 13-23 L 5/51 L/U 67 264 331 86 229 315 1 A
Dec 18, 2017 TB 24-21 W -7/49.5 L/U 201 209 410 84 289 373 -1 A
Dec 7, 2017 NO 20-17 W -2.5/51.5 W/U 132 211 343 50 256 306 2 H
Dec 3, 2017 MIN 9-14 L -2/48.5 L/U 102 173 275 105 207 312 0 H

Los Angeles Rams

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 31, 2017 SF 13-34 L 6.5/44 L/O 102 149 251 171 292 463 -1 H
Dec 24, 2017 TEN 27-23 W -5.5/46 L/O 116 286 402 97 269 366 0 A
Dec 17, 2017 SEA 42-7 W 1/47.5 W/O 244 108 352 78 71 149 -1 A
Dec 10, 2017 PHI 35-43 L 1/47 L/O 109 198 307 139 316 455 1 H
Dec 3, 2017 ARI 32-16 W -7/43 W/O 90 213 303 118 194 312 -1 A

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