Lions vs. Falcons Predictions, Betting Trends and Stats – Week 3

Written By PlayPicks Staff on September 19, 2023

After going down 37-31 to the Seahawks in their previous contest, the Detroit Lions (1-1) will host the Atlanta Falcons (2-0), who are coming off a 25-24 win over the Packers. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 24.

The Falcons are 3-point underdogs against the Lions (the game has an over/under of 46.5 points).

The betting trends in this article reflect odds as of September 21, 2023 at 11:12 AM ET. Head to the article below for the latest lines for this matchup and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Lions Vs Falcons Odds

Favorite Spread Over/Under
Lions -3 46.5

Lions vs. Falcons Predictions

Computer picks for Lions vs Falcons
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Lions (-3) Over (46.5)

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Team Stat Rankings (2022)

Lions Falcons
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 26.6 (5) 21.5 (15)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 25.1 (28) 22.7 (23)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.9 (4) 5.4 (15)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 6.2 (32) 5.7 (25)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 15 (1) 21 (8)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 22 (17) 17 (27)

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Lions Betting Insights

  • The Lions beat the spread 12 times in 17 games last season.
  • Detroit had one win ATS (1-1) as a 3-point favorite or more last season.
  • Detroit had 10 of its 17 games go over the point total last season.
  • In 12 games last season, the Lions and their opponent combined for more than 46.5 points.
  • The point total average for Detroit games last season was 49.1, 2.6 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Falcons Betting Insights

  • The Falcons covered the spread nine times in 17 games last year.
  • Atlanta went 5-3 as underdogs of 3 points or greater last season.
  • The Falcons had seven of their 17 games go over the point total last season.
  • Last year, seven Atlanta games featured more than 46.5 points scored.
  • The over/under for this game is 2.6 points higher than the average scoring total for Falcons games last season (43.9).

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Lions Players to Watch

  • Jared Goff’s previous season stat line: 4,438 passing yards (261.1 per game), 382-for-587 (65.1%), 29 touchdowns and seven picks.
  • David Montgomery rushed for 801 yards last season on 201 attempts (50.1 yards per game) and scored five times. Montgomery also collected 34 catches for 316 yards and one score.
  • Zonovan Knight ran for 300 yards on 85 carries (42.9 yards per game), with one rushing touchdown last year.
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown picked up 106 receptions for 1,161 yards and six touchdowns last year. He was targeted 146 times, and averaged 72.6 yards per game.
  • Kalif Raymond also impressed receiving last year. He bagged 47 receptions for 616 yards. He was targeted 64 times.
  • Marvin Jones Jr. hauled in 46 passes on 81 targets for 529 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 33.1 receiving yards per game.
  • Aidan Hutchinson did his thing last season with a memorable stat line of 9.5 sacks, 9.0 TFL, 52 tackles, and three interceptions.
  • Alex Anzalone was a wrecking ball on the field, collecting 125 tackles, 7.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception last year.
  • Last season Kerby Joseph had a huge stat line of four interceptions, 75 tackles and eight passes defended.

Falcons Players to Watch

  • Desmond Ridder threw for 708 yards and two touchdowns last season. He also chipped in on the ground, tallying 64 yards.
  • Tyler Allgeier compiled 1,035 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground during last year’s campaign.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson rushed for 695 yards and eight touchdowns last season.
  • Drake London was targeted 6.9 times per game and collected 866 receiving yards and four touchdowns over the course of 2022.
  • Mack Hollins collected four touchdowns and had 690 receiving yards (40.6 ypg) in 2022.
  • Kyle Pitts worked his way to two receiving touchdowns and 356 receiving yards (35.6 ypg) last season.
  • Last year Kaden Elliss put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 7.0 sacks, and added 7.0 TFL and 74 tackles.
  • Richie Grant had an impactful defensive performance last season with 122 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two interceptions.
  • Last year Jessie Bates III intercepted four passes to go along with 71 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and eight passes defended.

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