This will be a game of big arms as Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons face Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Week 3’s NFL betting line favors the Falcons by 2.5-points over the Lions. Kick-off is this Sunday, September 24th at 1:00 PM ET on FOX from the Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
The Falcons are in mid-season form after beating the Green Bay Packers 34-23 last week. The Lions are on the same track, beating the NY Giants on MNF by a 24-10 score.
Atlanta Falcons Vs Detroit Lions Spread & ATS Pick
What: Atlanta Falcons (2-0) vs Detroit Lions (2-0)
When: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Start Time: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Detroit, MI
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Falcons -2.5
Moneyline: Atlanta -150 vs Detroit +130
Game Total: 50.5
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Atlanta vs Detroit
Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons To Beat The Lions
The Falcons have already defeated two NFC North opponents, squeaking past Chicago 23-17 in their opener and topping Green Bay 34-23 on Sunday night.
Atlanta has been winning with a balanced attack led by QB Matt Ryan who has completed 69 percent of his passes and thrown two touchdowns. The receiving duo of Julie Jones and Mohamed Sanu has combined for 20 catches and 306 yards. Lead back Devonta Freeman has scored three times while averaging 3.9 yards per carry.
Why Bet The Detroit Lions To Beat The Falcons
The Detroit Lions are 2-0 thanks in large part to the richest man in the NFL QB Matthew Stafford has thrown six touchdown passes, tying him for the league lead with Denver’s Trevor Siemian.
Stafford is averageing just 207 passing yards per game but add in a surprising average of 110.0 rushing yards and this offense can gun it and pound it at the same time.
A surprise from the Lions this season has been their defense. Opponents have only scored 33 points against the Lions this year. Seven of those points were a result of a Stafford interception return. The Lions have already collected six sacks, forced three fumbles and picked off four passes.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Falcons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- Falcons are 7-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Lions are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
Falcons Vs. Lions Week 4 Betting Analysis
After seeing the Cowboys lose in Denver and the Packers get hammered by Atlanta, the NFC is in the hands of the winner of this game.
With the betting line at 2.5-points, I think the last possesion wins the game. I recommend betting the over 50.5-points in this high-scoring shootout.