Falcons vs. Chargers: Week 14 NFL Betting Preview – December 13, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 8, 2020

The Atlanta Falcons (4-8) are  against the Los Angeles Chargers (3-9) on Sunday, December 13, at SoFi Stadium. The game has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 8, 2020, 1:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Falcons vs Chargers Betting Odds

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • This season, Chargers games have resulted in an average scoring total of 51.8, which is 2.3 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Atlanta and its opponents have combined to score more than 49.5 in five games (41.7% of matchups).
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over 49.5 points on seven occasions (58.3% of games).
  • This year’s combined scoring average for these two teams (49 points per game) is 0.5 fewer than the total for this contest.
  • The Chargers are the NFL’s 22nd-highest scoring team this season compared to the 13th-ranked Falcons.
  • These two teams allow a combined 54 points per game, 4.5 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • Atlanta is the NFL’s 17th-ranked scoring defense while Los Angeles is the 27th-ranked.
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Falcons Betting Insights

  • Five of Atlanta’s 12 games this year have gone over the point total (41.7% of its outings).
  • Atlanta has put together a losing 5-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Falcons are 1-2 ATS when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.

Chargers Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles has a losing 5-7 record against the spread.
  • The Chargers have a losing ATS record of 2-3 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Seven Los Angeles’ 12 games this year have gone over the point total (58.3% of its outings).

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When the Falcons Have the Ball

  • The Falcons average points scored this season (25.9) and the Chargers points allowed (28.8) are within 2.9 points of each other.
  • When they meet or go over their scoring average this season, Atlanta is 3-2 and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles is 2-3 overall and 2-3 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 28.8 points.
  • The Falcons hold a 32.3-yard advantage in total yards gained versus total yards allowed compared to the Chargers defense this season (370.9 to 338.6).
  • The Falcons average 5.4 yards per play while the Chargers give up 5.5 per play.
  • In contests where the Atlanta offense totals at least their average yard output this season, they are 3-3 against the spread and 2-4 overall.
  • When the Los Angeles defense allows less than their season average for total yards this season they are 2-6 against the spread and 3-5 overall.
  • The Chargers have allowed opposing rushing attacks to average 124.2 yards per game, compared to the 100.7 yards the Falcons offense has averaged on the ground per contest.
  • In games where the Atlanta rushing attack puts together at least their season average, the Falcons are 2-3 overall and 3-2 against the spread.
  • This season, when the Los Angeles defense allows opponents to pick up less than 124.2 yards on the ground, they are 3-4 against the spread and 2-5 overall.
  • The Falcons have turned the ball over one time per game this season, while the Chargers have averaged one takeaway per contest.
  • In games where they turn the football over one time or fewer this season, Atlanta is 4-6 overall and 5-5 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles’ record this season when they force more than one turnover: 4-5 ATS, 3-6 overall

When the Chargers Have the Ball

  • The Chargers rack up just 2.1 fewer points per game (23.1) than the Falcons surrender (25.2).
  • When Los Angeles puts up at least 23.1 points, it is 3-3 against the spread and 2-4 overall.
  • This season, Atlanta has a 4-1 record against the spread and a 3-2 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 25.9 or fewer points.
  • The Chargers collect 8.4 fewer yards per game (386.2), than the Falcons give up per matchup (394.6). On average, the Chargers pick up 5.3 yards per play, while the Falcons give up 6.2 per play.
  • Atlanta has a 3-3 record ATS and a 3-3 record overall when holding its opponents to 394.6 yards or less.
  • This season, the Chargers pile up 113.2 rushing yards per game, just 3.9 more yards per game than the Falcons allow per outing (109.3).
  • Los Angeles has a 3-3 ATS record and a 2-4 overall record when the team rushes for at least 113.2 yards.
  • This season, Atlanta is 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 overall when holding opponents to no more than 109.3 rushing yards.
  • This year, the Chargers turn the ball over 1.2 times per game, 0.2 fewer turnovers per game than the 1.4 the Falcons force on average.
  • Los Angeles has a 4-4 record against the spread and a 3-5 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.2 times or less.
  • This season, Atlanta has a 3-1 record against the spread and a 2-2 record overall when it forces at least 1.4 turnovers.

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Falcons Players to Watch

  • Matt Ryan leads the team with 3,436 passing yards (286.3 yards per game) and has a 63.5% completion percentage this year (296-of-466) while throwing 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
  • Todd Gurley II has ran for 626 yards on 175 carries (56.9 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns in 11 games.
  • Brian Hill has 334 yards on 78 carries (27.8 ypg) with one rushing touchdown.
  • This season, Calvin Ridley has 59 catches (on 96 targets) for 905 yards (82.3 per game) and seven touchdowns in 11 games.
  • Julio Jones has also contributed with 771 yards on 51 catches with three touchdowns. He has been targeted 68 times and puts up 85.7 receiving yards per game.
  • Over 12 games, Russell Gage has caught 49 passes on 77 targets for 522 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 43.5 receiving yards per game.
  • Deion Jones has registered a team-leading 3.5 sacks, while adding seven TFL, 78 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • Foyesade Oluokun has collected 86 tackles, three TFL, two sacks, and one interception this year.
  • Blidi Wreh-Wilson has intercepted two passes to lead the team while adding seven tackles, one TFL, and three passes defended.

Chargers Players to Watch

  • This year, Justin Herbert has put up 3,224 passing yards (293.1 yards per game) while going 295-for-455 (64.8% completion percentage) and throwing 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 11 games. He has tacked on a 185 rushing yards on 41 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 16.8 yards per game.
  • Joshua Kelley has picked up 346 rushing yards (28.8 yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Austin Ekeler has 328 rushing yards on 71 carries (54.7 yards per game) and one touchdown this year. He also has 32 catches for 261 yards (43.5 per game).
  • This season, Keenan Allen has 90 catches (on 133 targets) to lead the team with 923 yards (76.9 per game) with seven touchdowns.
  • Mike Williams’ statline this year shows 36 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns. He averages 52 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 66 times.
  • Hunter Henry has racked up 507 yards on 49 passes with three touchdowns, averaging 42.3 yards per game on 77 targets.
  • Joey Bosa has registered a team-leading 7.5 sacks, while adding 15 TFL and 31 tackles over 10 games.
  • This year, Kenneth Murray has collected 81 tackles, four TFL, and one sack.
  • This season, Michael Davis leads the team with two interceptions and has added 48 tackles, one TFL, and nine passes defended.

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