Atlanta vs Baltimore Football Betting Odds & PickNoah Williams
In this battle of the 2008 QB draft class the Baltimore Ravens will look to extend their winning streak against NFC South teams to six games Sunday when they host the struggling Atlanta Falcons. Click here for live NFL week 7 betting odds.
The Ravens are 5-0 straight up (SU) and 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their past five games against NFC South opponents following a 48-17 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week as three-point road favorites.
— Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) October 16, 2014
The Falcons are a much better offensive team than their 2-4 record shows. Atlanta has scored progressively less points since their week three 56-14 trouncing of the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football in Week 3. That win over the Bucs showed just how lethal the duo of Roddy White and Julio Jones can be when Falcons’ QB Matt Ryan is at his best.
Atlanta is 3-6 SU in its last nine head-to-head matchups against Baltimore. With the Ravens being 4-1 ATS in its last five games, this game may fall for the home team.
The Ravens are seven-point favorites in the NFL point spread with a game total is of 49.5 points.
Atlanta Falcons Vs. Baltimore Ravens NFL Betting Trends
- Ravens: 27.3 points per game, 389.8 yards, 257 passing, 132.8 rushing, 137 first downs, 35/78 third downs
- Falcons: 27.3 points per game, 410 yards, 306.8 passing, 103.2 rushing, 128 first downs, 33/75 third downs
- QB Joe Flacco: 140/220, 1,596 yards, 7.3 yards per attempt, 12 TDs, 3 INTs, 7 sacks, 97.8 rating
- QB Matt Ryan: 149/234, 1,850 yards, 7.9 yards per attempt, 12 TDs, 7 INTs, 10 sacks, 92.7 rating
Infographic: Joe Flacco vs. Matt Ryan pic.twitter.com/SyHkNR8MN7
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 15, 2014
- RB Justin Forsett: 64 attempts, 408 yards, 6.4 YPA, 3 touchdowns
- RB Steven Jackson: 69 attempts, 263 yards, 3.8 YPA, 2 touchdowns
- WR Steve Smith: 35 receptions, 573 yards, 16.4 per reception, 4 touchdowns
- WR Julio Jones: 44 receptions, 620 yards, 14.1 per reception, 3 touchdowns
- Ravens: 16.2 points allowed per game, 361.2 yards per game, 270.5 passing, 90.7 rushing, 34/79 third downs, 10 sacks, 4 interceptions
- Falcons: 28.3 points allowed per game, 419 yards per game, 278.8 passing, 140.2 rushing, 39/83 third downs, 6 sacks, 2 interceptions
Baltimore is second in the AFC North standings with four wins and two losses, and they are coming off thrashing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week 48-17. QB Joe Flacco threw five touchdowns in the first quarter of that game, which is a new NFL record.
The key to the Ravens’ success this season has been the balance in their middle of the road offenses, which ranks 13th best in the NFL in passing yards (257.0 yards per game) and 9th in rushing (132.8 yards per game).
Tailback Justin Forsett took has taken the reigns as the lead rusher for the team; he leads the Ravens with 408 total rushing yards, 3 TDs and an impressive average of 6.4 yards per carry.
The receiving corps has be re-vitalized with the addition of veteran WR Steve Smith Sr., who has 35 receptions, 573 yards and 4 TDs this season. Smith Sr. fills the void left by Anquan Boldin who left before the beginning of last season after the Ravens Super Bowl 2013 win. Both Forsett and Smith will have good matchups as they will face the fourth-worst rushing defense and the third worst passing defense in the NFL.
Atlanta is 2-4 this season and has dropped three straight games; their problem revolve around their second worst total defense in the league, ranked just above Tampa Bay. The Falcons are allowing 28.3 points per game, only St. Louis, Jacksonville and Tampa allow more.
On offense, Matt Ryan and company have little to be proud of as their team has become completely one-dimensional, making it easier for teams to stop them. The Falcons are third in passing yards this season averaging close to 307 per game but are 21st in rushing yards which doesn’t allow their offense to shorten the game after taking a lead.
Ryan might want to take advantage of the Falcons high flying pass attack against the Ravens’ 27th against the pass ranked secondary that allowed Bucs QB Mike Glennon to throw for over 300 yards last week despite the blowout win.
Matt Ryan has won the only head-to-head matchup Vs. Joe Flacco, but that was four years ago, and a lot has changed. Queue Flacco’s Super Bowl ring.
The Ravens are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0 points, but 2-8 ATS in their last ten games in October and 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
The Falcons are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0 points, and 1-4 ATS in their last five games in October.