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Falcons on a Four Game ATS Skid

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It’s been a season to forget for the San Francisco 49ers, as an offseason of turmoil has culminated into a 2-6 record through eight weeks of play. Levi’s Stadium, the Niners’ new plush home, hasn’t exactly done the 49ers any favors when it comes to covering the spread. San Fran is just 3-11 ATS in their last 14 home games – a trend that won’t exactly inspire any confidence in backers of the red and gold ahead of the team’s Week 9’s clash against the Atlanta Falcons in the Golden State.

Shark Bites
  • The Falcons are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games as road favorites in November.
  • The home team is 11-4 in the last 15 games in this matchup.
  • The 49ers are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games before the bye at home.

Atlanta (6-2 SU, 4-4 ATS) has looked considerably better under first year head coach Dan Quinn but has hit a rough patch as of late. The Falcons have failed to cover in four consecutive games after going 4-0 ATS to start the year.

Atlanta was listed as 8-point chalk in Week 8 but fell to the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-20, meaning a date with the down and out 49ers could be just what the doctor ordered for this team to get back on track at the betting window.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors who were going with the San Francisco 49ers in this one found them listed as 7-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada as of Friday afternoon. Fans betting on totals have seen that number set earlier in the week at 44.5 for Sunday.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 28-18 win for the Falcons 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 San Francisco 49ers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

San Francisco will face the 6-2 Atlanta Falcons, who own a 4-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the 49ers are 4-4 so far this season while the Falcons are 2-5-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Francisco vs Atlanta injuries news.

The San Francisco 49ers sit at No. 32 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Atlanta Falcons are at No. 10 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Francisco 49ers No. 32-ranked offense (13.62 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 13 at 21.62 PPG. The 49ers passing attack has averaged 181.12 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (262 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Atlanta Falcons own the league's No. 9-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 95.5 yards per game when on the road. San Francisco, on the other hand, rates No. 20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Ryan handled the Buccaneers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 397 yards and 2 scores, but Atlanta still lost to Tampa Bay 23-20.

 

San Francisco was hamered in its last outing, as St. Louis ran up a 27-6 score against them at Edward Jones Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • San Francisco is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Francisco's last 15 games
  • San Francisco is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta home to Indianapolis, Sunday, November 22nd
San Francisco at Seattle, Sunday, November 22nd

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