Seahawks vs. Falcons: NFL Betting Preview – September 13, 2020

Written By Staff on September 11, 2020
Seahawks Falcons odds spread line Week 1

The Seattle Seahawks (0-0) are 1.5-point favorites against the Atlanta Falcons (0-0) on Sunday, September 13. The point total is set at 49 for the game.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of September 9, 2020, 8:11 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings.

Seahawks vs. Falcons odds


Total Facts

  • The over/under is 1.2 more than the average total in last season’s Seahawks contests (47.8).
  • The over/under for this game is 0.2 points higher than the average scoring total for Falcons games last season (48.8).
  • Seahawks games went over 49 points on seven occasions last season (43.8% of matchups).
  • In seven games last season (43.8%) , the Falcons combined with their opponents to go over 49 points.
  • The total for this matchup is 0.1 fewer than the combined scoring average of the two teams for last season (49.1).
  • Last season, the opponents of these two teams scored a combined 49.8 points per game– 0.8 more than the points total in this matchup.

Seahawks Betting Insights

  • Seattle’s games went over the point total in nine out of 16 opportunities last season (56.3%).
  • Seattle went 8-9-1 against the spread (ATS) last year.
  • The Seahawks went just 4-5-1 ATS last season when playing as at least 1.5-point favorites.

Falcons Betting Insights

  • Atlanta and its opponents tallied more than the total in seven of 16 last season (43.8%).
  • Atlanta’s record ATS last year was 8-8.
  • The Falcons had a 2-3 ATS record against a spread of +1.5 or greater last year.
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Seahawks vs Falcons: Last Five Meetings

  • In the past five meetings, Seattle has a 3-2 record against Atlanta.
  • The Falcons have covered one time in those games.
  • Atlanta has scored 27 fewer points than Seattle in their past five contests.

When the Seahawks Have the Ball

  • The Seahawks averaged 25.3 points per game last season, 0.4 points more than the Falcons points allowed (24.9).
  • When they met or exceeded their scoring average last season, Seattle was 9-1 and 5-3-1 ATS.
  • Atlanta was 7-1 overall and 6-1 ATS last season in games where they allowed fewer than 24.9 points.
  • The Seahawks offense averaged 374.6 total yards per game last season– 18.8 yards less than the 355.8 the Falcons defense allowed.
  • When Seattle reached their 2019 average in yardage, they were 6-1 overall and 3-2-1 ATS last season.
  • When Atlanta allowed fewer total yards to opposing offenses than their season average, they were 7-1 ATS and 7-3 overall last season.
  • The Falcons allowed an average 110.9 rushing yards per game in 2019; that’s compared to 137.6 yards the Seahawks offense averaged on the ground per contest.
  • When Seattle gained at least 137.6 rushing yards last season, they were 9-0 overall and 5-2-1 ATS.
  • When Atlanta held opposing teams to 110.9 rushing yards or fewer last year, they were 3-4 ATS and 4-4 overall.
  • Last season, the Falcons forced an average of 1.2 turnovers per game– equal to the times Seahawks turned the ball over per game.
  • In games where they turned the football over 1.2 times or fewer last season, Seattle was 7-4 overall and 3-6-1 ATS.
  • Atlanta was 4-1 ATS and 5-1 overall last season when they forced at least 1.2 turnovers.

When the Falcons Have the Ball

  • The Falcons put up just 1.1 fewer points per game last year (23.8) than the Seahawks allowed (24.9).
  • Atlanta went 6-3 ATS and 7-3 overall a season ago when they scored at least 23.8 points.
  • Seattle had a 5-3-1 record ATS and a 9-1 record overall in games when it allowed opponents to score 25.3 points or less last season.
  • In 2019, the Falcons averaged just two fewer yards per game (379.8), than the Seahawks gave up per contest (381.8).
  • When Seattle kept its opponents to 381.8 yards or less last year, it put together a 4-2 record ATS and a 5-2 record overall.
  • Last season, the Falcons rushed for 32.6 fewer yards per game (85.1) than the Seahawks allowed per outing (117.7).
  • When Atlanta ran for at least 85.1 yards last year, it recorded a 5-3 ATS record and a 5-3 overall record.
  • Seattle went 5-3 ATS and 9-1 overall when holding opponents to 117.7 rushing yards or less last season.
  • The Falcons turned the ball over 1.6 times per game last year, 0.4 fewer turnovers per game than the two the Seahawks forced on average.
  • In games in 2019, Atlanta had a 5-4 record ATS and a 5-4 record overall when it turned the ball 1.6 or fewer times.
  • Last season, Seattle had a 4-3-1 record ATS and an 8-1 record overall when it forced at least 2 turnovers.

Seahawks Players to Watch

  • Last year, Russell Wilson threw for 4,110 yards (256.9 yards per game), 31 touchdowns, and five interceptions while completing 66.1% of his passes. He added 342 rushing yards on 75 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 21.4 yards per game.
  • Chris Carson took 278 attempts for 1,232 rushing yards (82.1 yards per game) and seven touchdowns in 15 games. He also caught 37 passes for 266 yards (17.7 receiving yards per game) and two touchdowns.
  • In 2019, Carlos Hyde ran for 1,070 yards on 245 carries (66.9 ypg) with the Texans and scored six touchdowns.
  • Last season, Tyler Lockett caught 82 passes (on 111 targets) for 1,057 yards (66.1 yards per game) while scoring eight touchdowns.
  • D.K. Metcalf chipped in with 900 yards on 58 catches with seven touchdowns. He was targeted 100 times and put up 56.3 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Over 14 games with the Panthers, Greg Olsen caught 52 passes on 81 targets for 597 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 42.6 receiving yards per game.
  • Bruce Irvin recorded 8.5 sacks, eight TFL, and 37 tackles over 13 games.
  • Bobby Wagner collected 157 tackles, seven TFL, three sacks, and one interception over the course of his 2019 campaign.
  • Quinton Dunbar intercepted four passes while adding 38 tackles, one TFL, and eight passes defended over 11 games a season ago.

Falcons Players to Watch

  • Matt Ryan recorded 4,466 passing yards (297.7 yards per game), 26 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions with a 66.2% completion percentage last year (408-of-616) in 15 games.
  • Todd Gurley took 223 attempts for 857 rushing yards a season ago (57.1 yards per game) while scoring 12 touchdowns in 15 games with the Rams.
  • Brian Hill totaled 323 rushing yards on 78 carries (26.9 yards per game), with two touchdowns on the ground over the course of 12 games.
  • Julio Jones caught 99 passes for 1,394 yards and six touchdowns. He was targeted 156 times and averaged 92.9 yards per game over 15 games.
  • Calvin Ridley also contributed with 63 catches for 866 yards and seven touchdowns over 13 games last year. He was targeted 93 times and averaged 66.6 receiving yards per game.
  • In 2019, Russell Gage caught 49 passes on 74 targets for 446 yards and one touchdown, averaging 27.9 receiving yards per game.
  • Dante Fowler Jr. racked up 11.5 sacks, 16 TFL and 56 tackles last season.
  • Deion Jones collected 111 tackles, eight TFL, and one interception in 2019.
  • Last season, Damontae Kazee hauled in three interceptions and added 69 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and defended three passes in 16 games.
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