• MLS Friday: Orlando City vs Atlanta United

    Written by Rohit Ghosh
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    MLS Analyst Preview: Orlando City vs Atlanta United

    MLS Friday features Atlanta United -- in its inaugural season -- heading to Florida for a matchup with Orlando City. Orlando opened as slight favorites to win on the money line (-113), with just a single point separating the two sides in the standings.

    Atlanta heads into Friday’s nationally televised matchup having won three in a row by a combined score of 7-4. Orlando, however, hasn’t been all that great over the last month. They fell short 3-1 to Toronto at home the last time out.

    Get this - Orlando has won just two of their last 14 matches overall, falling down to the No. 6 spot in the East after a strong start to the regular season. They're still 6-2-3 at home and can make some ground over the next few weeks with multiple matchups vs Atlanta -- currently in the No. 4 spot.

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    Analyst's Pick

    We've got a two-star AccuScore hot trend on the total (3.0), with about 54 percent of simulated matchups going OVER 3.

    Both teams have a very open, free style of play and should treat the fans with plenty of shots on target. I'll take the OVER.

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  • NFL: Dallas Cowboys vs Atlanta Falcons - Analyst Pick

    Written by Rohit Ghosh
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    Dallas Cowboys vs Atlanta Falcons: Analyst Pick

    The Dallas Cowboys -- coming off a big win over Kansas City -- head to Atlanta to match up with the Falcons. Running back Ezekiel Elliot has been the focal point of most NFL discussions this week after the court upheld his initial suspension.

    No 'Zeke, no problem -- at least according to our simulations.

    Vegas Odds

    The total has seen plenty of movement over the past few days. Atlanta opened up as 3-point favorites before settling at -3.5. The total, however, dropped to 48-to-48.5 after opening at 53.

    Betting Line: Atlanta Falcon -3.5
    Total: 48.5

    At the time of publication, about 60 percent of the public was laying the points and taking the Cowboys. 65 percent of the wagers on the total have been on the OVER.

    Betting Trends
    -The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta.
    -Dallas is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road.
    -The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Dallas's last 21 games on the road.

    What to Watch For
    With Elliot out, it'll be a trio of Alfred Morris, Darren McFadden, and Rod Smith who'll be expected to try and come close to the production they have otherwise.

    McFadden leads the way in sims for Dallas, averaging the most TDs per sim (0.5) amongst the backs. He's projected to put up 71 yards on 14 carries.

    The Cowboys' defense hasn't been all that subpar this year, giving up 22.2 points per game which is good for No. 15 in the league. This game largely depends on how often they can force Matt Ryan and the Falcons' offense to settle for FGs.

    The Dallas defense averages about 1 forced turnover per sim, with a slightly her probability of a forced fumble as opposed to a pick.

    Matt Ryan is projected to finish with 280 passing yards and 2 TDs. He averages just 0.3 INTs per sim, compared to 2.0 TDs per sim.

    Analyst's Pick
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