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    The Atlanta Falcons (2-2) host the Houston Texans (2-2) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

    The Falcons are totaling 284.3 yards per game on offense (24th in NFL), and they rank seventh on defense with 290.8 yards allowed per game. In terms of points scored the Texans rank 15th in the NFL (24 points per game), and they are 11th on the other side of the ball (19.8 points allowed per game).

    Falcons vs. Texans Picks

    Right now, 52.8% of Splash Inc. users are picking the Texans to upset the Falcons, with 100.0% expecting the Texans to cover the 2-point spread on Sunday.

    Game Info: Falcons vs. Texans

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 8, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
    • Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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    Before you decide to wager on Atlanta-Houston matchup (in which Atlanta is a 2-point favorite and the over/under is set at 41.5 points), here are some betting trends and insights for Sunday’s game.

    Game Trends for Falcons

    • The Falcons have covered the spread once in four opportunities this season.
    • The Falcons have a 1-1 record against the spread in games they were favored by 2 points or more this season.
    • One of the Falcons’ four games with a set total has hit the over (25%).

    Stats & Insights for Falcons

    • From an offensive standpoint, the Falcons rank 24th in the NFL with 284.3 yards per game. Meanwhile, they rank seventh in total defense (290.8 yards allowed per contest).
    • From an offensive standpoint, the Falcons rank 25th in the NFL with 15.5 points per game. Meanwhile, they rank 10th in points allowed (290.8 points allowed per contest).
    • While the Falcons rank worst in the NFL in passing offense with 156.3 passing yards per game, it’s been a different situation on defense, as they rank fifth-best (176.3 passing yards per game allowed).
    • The Falcons are putting up 128 rushing yards per game on offense, which ranks them 11th in the NFL. On defense, they rank 17th, giving up 114.5 rushing yards per game.
    • The Falcons are averaging a 35.3% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 24th in the NFL. Defensively, they rank eighth, surrendering a 33.3% third-down percentage.
    • The Falcons are putting up 5.1 yards per play on offense (21st in the league), while featuring the fourth-best yards per play on defense in the NFL (4.9) this season.
    • With four forced turnovers (20th in NFL) against five turnovers committed (13th in NFL), the Falcons (-1) have the 20th-ranked turnover margin in the NFL.

    Best Players for Falcons

    • Desmond Ridder: 744 PASS YDS / 186 YPG / 62.2% / 3 TD / 3 INT / 14 CAR / 47 RUSH YDS / 1 TD
    • Bijan Robinson: 53 CAR / 318 YDS / 79.5 YPG / 0 TD / 19 REC / 134 YDS / 33.5 YPG / 1 TD
    • Tyler Allgeier: 45 CAR / 151 YDS / 37.8 YPG / 2 TD / 6 REC / 32 YDS / 8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Jonnu Smith: 15 REC / 179 YDS / 44.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Drake London: 11 REC / 126 YDS / 31.5 YPG / 2 TD
    • Jessie Bates III: 32 TKL / 1 TFL / 3 INT / 3 PD

    Game Trends for Texans

    • The Texans have covered the spread twice in four opportunities this year.
    • The Texans are 2-1 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this year.
    • The Texans have hit the over in two of four games with a set total (50%).

    Stats & Insights for Texans

    • The Texans are generating 368.5 total yards per game on offense this season (10th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are allowing 311.8 total yards per game (13th-ranked).
    • In terms of points scored the Texans rank 15th in the NFL (24 points per game), and they are 11th on the other side of the ball (19.8 points allowed per contest).
    • The Texans’ pass offense has been excelling, putting up 281.3 passing yards per game (fourth-best) this season. On defense, they rank ninth by giving up 195.3 passing yards per game.
    • From an offensive angle, the Texans are compiling 87.3 rushing yards per contest (26th-ranked). They rank 19th in the NFL on the other side of the ball (116.5 rushing yards given up per game).
    • The Texans’ third-down offense has been paving the way for the team, as they rank fourth-best in the NFL with a 48.4% third-down conversion rate. In terms of defense, they are surrendering a 46.3% third-down rate, which ranks 27th.
    • The Texans are putting up 5.7 yards per play on offense this season (12th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are giving up 5.4 yards per play (15th-ranked) on defense.
    • The Texans have produced five forced turnovers (12th in NFL) and committed two turnovers (fourth in NFL) this season for a +3 turnover margin that ranks ninth in the NFL.

    Best Players for Texans

    • C.J. Stroud: 1,212 PASS YDS / 303 YPG / 62.3% / 6 TD / 0 INT / 14 CAR / 51 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Dameon Pierce: 64 CAR / 181 YDS / 45.3 YPG / 1 TD / 8 REC / 68 YDS / 17 YPG / 0 TD
    • Devin Singletary: 27 CAR / 95 YDS / 23.8 YPG / 0 TD / 4 REC / 25 YDS / 6.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Nico Collins: 22 REC / 428 YDS / 107 YPG / 3 TD
    • Nathaniel Dell: 16 REC / 267 YDS / 66.8 YPG / 2 TD
    • Robert Woods: 18 REC / 191 YDS / 47.8 YPG / 0 TD
    • Henry To’o To’o: 27 TKL / 1 TFL / 2 PD
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