[1:00 PM] Falcons @ Eagles

Who will WIN this matchup?

Atlanta Falcons (6-3)

@ Philadelphia Eagles (4-4)


Current odds:

Atlanta Falcons: (-101)

Philadelphia Eagles: (-119)


ESPN simulations have Philadelphia as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Atlanta to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is even.

While the Atlanta Falcons have made themselves at home on the road by winning four of five contests, quarterback Matt Ryan will enjoy an even more familiar feeling on Sunday afternoon when the team visits the Philadelphia Eagles. Ryan (NFL-best 2,980 yards, 23 touchdowns) brings the league’s top-scoring offense (33.9 points per game) into Lincoln Financial Field, which resides approximately 30 miles away from where he grew up in Exton, Pa.

Ryan’s success routinely hinges on the electric Julio Jones (NFL-best 970 yards), and the stud wide receiver hasn’t been shy about giving Philadelphia fits in his career – highlighted by a nine-catch, 141-yard, two-touchdown performance in last season’s opener. The 27-year-old Jones also found the end zone versus the Buccaneers on a 3-yard fade and faces an Eagles’ secondary that yielded four touchdowns to the Giants’ wideouts. While Jones has excelled, running back Devonta Freeman was limited to just 112 yards rushing during the two-game absence of Tevin Coleman (hamstring), who expects to be back on Sunday.

Although Ryan Mathews has scored in back-to-back contests, fellow running back Darren Sproles has assumed the lead role in the backfield. The 33-year-old Sproles, who is averaging nearly five yards a carry and 10 yards per catch in eight games, rolled up 126 scrimmage yards (76 receiving, 50 rushing) in the last encounter with Atlanta.

Philadelphia S Rodney McLeod has three interceptions, a sack and a forced fumble in his last three home games.

Atlanta LB Vic Beasley leads the team with 7.5 sacks, but DE Adrian Clayborn has collected four in his last three contests.

The Eagles will play their fourth consecutive game against a team on extra rest, with Minnesota, Dallas and the Giants coming off their bye weeks.


StreakSmarts Pick: Atlanta Falcons

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick