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Atlanta Falcons vs Philadelphia Eagles: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 1

By Squawka NFL

Published: 21:55, 8 September 2021 | Updated: 15:23, 23 September 2021

The Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) are 3.5-point underdogs heading into their matchup on Sunday, September 12, 2021 against the Atlanta Falcons (0-0). The over/under is set at 48.5 points for the contest.

Falcons vs Eagles predictions

Computer predictions for Falcons vs Eagles
ATS Total Score prediction
Falcons (-3.5) Over (48.5) Falcons 27 Eagles 21

Falcons vs Eagles head-to-head

In the past five matchups between these two squads, Philadelphia has the edge with a 3-2 record over Atlanta. Philadelphia has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, recording 101 points while Atlanta put up 87.

Falcons vs Eagles betting odds

Falcons vs Eagles Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Falcons -3.5 -105 -115 48.5 -110 -110

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Falcons vs Eagles betting insights

Falcons trends

  • Atlanta’s record against the spread last season was 7-9-0.
  • The Falcons did not lose ATS (1-0) as a 3.5-point favorite or greater last season.
  • There were seven Atlanta games (out of 16) that hit the over last season.
  • The Falcons averaged just 1.3 fewer points per game (24.8) than the Eagles gave up (26.1) last year.
  • When Atlanta scored over 26.1 points last season, it was 5-1 against the spread and 3-3 overall.
  • The Falcons averaged only 5.3 more yards per game (368.4) than the Eagles gave up per matchup (363.1) last season.
  • In games that Atlanta amassed more than 363.1 yards last season, the team was 5-5 against the spread and 2-8 overall.

Eagles trends

  • Against the spread, Philadelphia was 6-10-0 last season.
  • Against the spread, as underdogs of 3.5 points or greater, the Eagles went 5-3 last season.
  • Philadelphia had seven of its 16 games hit the over last year.
  • The Eagles scored 20.9 points per game last year, five fewer than the Falcons allowed (25.9).
  • When Philadelphia put up over 25.9 points last year, it was 1-2 against the spread and 0-3 overall.
  • The Eagles racked up 63.7 fewer yards per game (334.8) than the Falcons allowed (398.5) per contest last season.
  • Philadelphia was 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 overall when the team piled up more than 398.5 yards last season.

Team stats

Compare 2020 season stats for Falcons and Eagles
Falcons Stats Eagles
288.8 Pass yards 233
307.4 Pass yards against 257.6
95.8 Rush yards 126.9
104.9 Rush yards against 125.8
+3 Turnover differential -10

Player betting tips

Falcons top players

  • Matt Ryan recorded 4,581 passing yards (286.3 yards per game) with a 65% completion percentage last year (407-of-626), while throwing 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
  • Mike Davis took 165 attempts for 642 rushing yards a season ago (40.1 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns. He also caught 59 passes for 373 yards (23.3 receiving yards per game) with two touchdowns through the air.
  • Last season Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for 232 yards on 64 carries (14.5 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Calvin Ridley reeled in 90 passes for 1,374 yards last season and scored nine touchdowns. He was targeted 143 times and averaged 85.9 yards per game.
  • Russell Gage tacked on 786 yards on 72 grabs and four touchdowns. He was targeted 110 times and averaged 49.1 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Hayden Hurst collected 571 yards on 56 catches with six touchdowns last year, averaging 35.7 yards per game on 88 targets.
  • Last season, Deion Jones racked up 4.5 sacks, 11 TFL, 139 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • Foyesade Oluokun’s 2020 campaign saw him total 156 tackles, 5.5 TFL, three sacks, and two interceptions.
  • Fabian Moreau picked off two passes and tacked on 11 tackles and three passes defended last season.

Eagles top players

  • Gardner Minshew recorded 2,259 passing yards (141.2 yards per game) with a 66.1% completion percentage last year (216-of-327), while throwing 16 touchdowns and five interceptions.
  • Miles Sanders took 164 carries for 867 rushing yards a season ago (54.2 yards per game) while scoring six touchdowns.
  • Last year Boston Scott rushed for 374 yards on 80 carries (23.4 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Dallas Goedert grabbed 46 passes for 524 yards last season with three touchdowns. He was targeted 65 times, and averaged 43.7 yards per game.
  • Greg Ward also chipped in with 419 yards on 53 grabs and six touchdowns. He was targeted 79 times and averaged 26.2 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Last season Jalen Reagor caught 31 passes on 54 targets for 396 yards and one touchdown, averaging 33 receiving yards per game.
  • Last season Brandon Graham registered eight sacks, 15 TFL and 57 tackles.
  • Eric Wilson racked up 182 tackles, nine TFL, three sacks, and three interceptions over his 2020 campaign.


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