Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins Week 7 betting preview
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins Week 7 betting preview

The Atlanta Falcons (2-3) face the Miami Dolphins (1-5) at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday for Week 7 of the NFL. The total points line is set at 48.0.

  • The Falcons have a 2-3-0 ATS record this season, while the Dolphins hold a record of 2-4-0.
  • The Falcons have a 3-2-0 O/U record this season (meaning three games have gone over the total points line and two have gone under). The Dolphins have a 3-3-0 O/U record.

Points on the board                

  • The Falcons are averaging 21.0 points per game this season (T22nd in the league). Comparatively, the Dolphins are averaging 16.5 (29th).
  • Defensively, the Falcons are giving up 29.6 points per game this season (31st in the league), while the Dolphins are giving up an average of 29.5 points (T29th).

Moving the chains               

  • With an average of 345.6, the Falcons rank 20th in the league for total yards per game. Comparatively, the Dolphins rank 30th with 290.0 yards per game.
  • In terms of yards allowed, the Falcons are giving up 352.6 per game this season (13th in the league), outperforming the Dolphins, who are giving up an average of 417.8 (30th).

Ascendency in the air?               

  • The Falcons have recorded 254.6 passing yards per game this season (12th in the league). Comparatively, the Dolphins' defense has given up 292.5 passing yards per game (29th).
  • Meanwhile, the Dolphins have recorded an underwhelming 218.5 passing yards per game this season (28th in the league), while the Falcons are conceding only 244.4 passing yards per game (14th), something they'll hope to make the most of.

Advantage on the ground?              

  • Looking at the ground game, the Falcons have recorded 91.0 rushing yards per game this season (24th in the league). Conversely, the Dolphins are giving up 125.3 rushing yards per game (22nd).
  • On the other hand, the Dolphins have recorded 71.5 rushing yards per game this season (32nd in the league), while the Falcons are giving up 108.2 rushing yards per game (12th).

Protecting the ball                

  • Looking at their ability to force turnovers, the Falcons have recorded 3 total takeaways this season (30th in the league), failing to perform to the same level as the Dolphins, who have recorded 7 (T13th).
  • On offense, the Falcons have recorded 6 total giveaways this season (T11th in the league), bettering the Dolphins' number of 9 (T24th).

First to Score              

The Falcons are -121 to score first, while the Dolphins are -110.

  • The Falcons have scored first in three of their five games this season.
  • The Dolphins have scored first in five of their six games this season.

Which team will score the first touchdown?              

  • The Falcons have recorded the first touchdown in three of their five games this season.
  • The Dolphins have recorded the first touchdown in three of their six games.

First Scoring Play              

  • Atlanta Touchdown 0 / 5 +200
  • Atlanta Field Goal 3 / 5 +360
  • Atlanta Safety 0 / 5 +5500
  • Miami Touchdown 3 / 6 +215
  • Miami Field Goal 2 / 6 +360
  • Miami Safety 0 / 6 +5500

Which team will get a quick start?             

The Falcons are -125 to be the first team to reach 10 points, while the Dolphins are +105.

  • The Falcons have been the first to score 10 points in two of their five games this season.
  • The Dolphins have been the first to score 10 points in three of their six games this season.

First Quarter Moneyline                 

The Falcons are favored in the 1st Quarter Moneyline market, currently at -121, while the Dolphins are +100.

  • The Falcons have a 2-3-0 first quarter W/L/T record this season, while the Dolphins hold a record of 5-1-0.

Last Time They Met                 

The Dolphins recorded a 20-17 victory over the Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium when these teams last met in Week 6, 2017.

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