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Falcons are Tanking ATS at Home

The Arizona Cardinals (4-5-1) were expected to compete for the NFC championship this year, but Bruce Arians’ crew have looked like anything but contenders through 10 games. Arizona hits the road in Week 12 for a date with the NFC South-leading Atlanta Falcons (6-4) in Georgia.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of the Falcons' last 20 games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games as an underdog of 4.0 or more.
  • The Cardinals are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games in Week 12.

Sportsbooks opened the Falcons as 3-point home chalk with an OVER/UNDER of 51.

While some would say Atlanta has overachieved in 2016, that success hasn’t translated to the betting window at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Falcons are just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 appearances at home. They’ve also covered the spread just once in their past seven home tilts when tabbed as faves.

The good news for Atlanta backers is the Cards have also been pitiful when making the trip east. The Cardinals are 0-7 SU in their past seven in Atlanta. Arizona is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 as an underdog of three points or more.

The Falcons, who are coming off the bye, will be plenty rested after a 24-15 setback to Philadelphia in Week 10. Matt Ryan and company own the league’s third-best offense but possess the second-worst defense in the NFL. The Cardinals’ pass-happy attack isn’t what it used to be, but Larry Fitzgerald can still tear up opposing secondaries with ease. Expect Fitz to have a big day on Sunday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The point spread was settled in at -4 for the host Atlanta Falcons earlier in the week, according to Bovada. The over under betting line was hovering around 51, with odds movement expected during the week at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Falcons to win this game on Sunday 29-18. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Arizona Cardinals vs Atlanta Falcons Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Atlanta Falcons have seen them go 6-4 and 6-4 ATS so far this season, while the Arizona Cardinals are at 4-5-1 and 3-7 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Arizona Cardinals are 4-5-1, while the Atlanta Falcons are 8-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Arizona injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Atlanta Falcons at No. 7 and the Arizona Cardinals at No. 6 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 32 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 10 this week at 19 PPG. The Falcons aerial game is averaging 309 yards per game, more than the Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 190.1 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Arizona Cardinals own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 143 yards per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 24 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Arizona got a 103-yard performance from David Johnson, but Minnesota prevailed 30-24.

In their last gridiron battle, Julio Jones did much of the damage, producing 135 receiving yards but Philadelphia managed to defeat the Falcons 24-15 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to Washington, Sunday, December 4th
Atlanta home to Kansas City, Sunday, December 4th