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Falcons Continue to be an Atrocious Bet

Matt Ryan Falcons

It seems we’re writing the same thing concerning the Atlanta Falcons every week, so here you again—the Falcons are an absolutely atrocious NFL bet. Atlanta, who takes on the Jaguars in Jacksonville in Week 15, have dropped six in a row straight up and nine-straight against the spread.

Shark Bites
  • The Jaguars are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Falcons' last 14 games against the AFC South division.
  • The Falcons are 1-5 SU in their last six games on the road in December.

The Falcons have done well against the Jags in recent meetings, however, going 3-0 ATS in their previous three versus Jacksonville.

The Jaguars pummelled the Indianapolis Colts 51-16 last week in a convincing effort. Second-year quarterback Blake Bortles shone in the game, tossing for 250 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Can the Jags do it again? Don’t expect them to score over 50 every week, but this is certainly going to be a team to watch down the stretch.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Atlanta Falcons were listed as 3-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 48.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 31-17 win for the Jaguars on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Atlanta Falcons vs Jacksonville Jaguars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Jacksonville Jaguars currently sport a record of 5-8, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-5-1 ATS. The Atlanta Falcons are 6-7 and 4-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Jacksonville Jaguars post a 9-4 over under record this season, while the Atlanta Falcons have gone 2-10-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Jacksonville vs Atlanta injuries news.

The Jaguars - Falcons odds would favor the Jaguars if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Jacksonville is rated No. 12 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Falcons sit at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Jacksonville Jaguars No. 9-ranked offense (25.08 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 14 at 22.69 PPG. The Jaguars passing attack has averaged 253.31 yards per game, more than the Falcons give up through the air (243.15 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Atlanta Falcons own the league's No. 17-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 117.57 yards per game when on the road. Jacksonville, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Jaguars got 3 passing scores out of Blake Bortles en route to a 51-16 win over the Colts on Sunday at EverBank Field.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Jacksonville is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Jacksonville is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Jacksonville's last 9 games
  • Jacksonville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Carolina, Sunday, December 27th
Jacksonville at New Orleans, Sunday, December 27th

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