Falcons Vs Lions: NFL Betting Trends, Stats And Computer Predictions – Week 16

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 21, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons (6-8) and Detroit Lions (2-11-1) will meet in a Week 16 matchup. The Lions (+270 on the moneyline to win) hit the road on December 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET on FOX against the Falcons (-7.5). The point total for the contest is set at 43 points.

The betting facts in this article use the latest odds as of December 26, 2021 at 12:49 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Falcons Vs Lions Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for Falcons vs Lions
ATS pick Over/Under pick
Lions (+7.5) Over (43)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Team Stat Rankings

Falcons Lions
Off. Points per Game (Rank) 18.4 (26) 17.4 (28)
Def. Points per Game (Rank) 27.4 (31) 26.1 (26)
Off. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.1 (21) 5.0 (25)
Def. Yards per Play (Rank) 5.7 (24) 5.9 (28)
Turnovers Allowed (Rank) 21 (20) 19 (15)
Turnovers Forced (Rank) 16 (21) 15 (25)

Falcons Betting Insights

  • Atlanta is 5-9-0 against the spread this year.
  • Atlanta has played 14 games this year, and six of them have hit the over.
  • In nine games this year, Atlanta and its opponent have combined for more than 43 points.
  • Falcons games have had an average of 47.8 points this season, 4.8 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

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Lions Betting Insights

  • Detroit is 11-5-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Lions have an ATS record of 7-2 as 7.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Detroit has played 14 games this year, and five of them have hit the over.
  • There have been eight Detroit games this year with more than 43 points scored.
  • This season, Lions games have resulted in an average scoring total of 46.1, which is 3.1 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Falcons Players to Watch

  • Matt Ryan has racked up 3,340 yards (238.6 ypg) on 324-of-480 passing with 18 touchdowns compared to 11 interceptions this season.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson has carried the ball 133 times for a team-high 565 yards (40.4 per game) with five scores. He has also caught 48 passes for 524 yards and five receiving touchdowns.
  • This season, Mike Davis has carried the ball 117 times for 403 yards (28.8 per game) and two touchdowns, while also racking up 239 yards through the air with one touchdown.
  • Kyle Pitts has hauled in 58 receptions for 847 yards (60.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone one time as a receiver.
  • Russell Gage has put up a 555-yard season so far with three touchdowns, reeling in 50 passes on 71 targets.
  • Dante Fowler Jr. has 4.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has 5.0 TFL and 27 tackles.
  • Atlanta’s tackle leader, Foyesade Oluokun, has 152 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, and one interception this year.
  • A.J. Terrell has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 61 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 14 passes defended.

Lions Players to Watch

  • D’Andre Swift has been handed the ball 140 times for a team-high 555 yards (39.6 per game) with four touchdowns. He also leads the team through the air, as his 56 receptions this season are good for 429 yards , and he’s scored two touchdowns in the passing game.
  • Jamaal Williams has piled up 459 yards (on 110 carries) with two touchdowns.
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown has totaled 65 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 601 (42.9 yards per game). He’s been targeted 87 times and has and two touchdowns.
  • Kalif Raymond has racked up 463 receiving yards (33.1 yards per game) and three touchdowns on 41 receptions.
  • Charles Harris has 7.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has 9.0 TFL and 58 tackles.
  • Tracy Walker is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s racked up 78 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and 1.0 sack.
  • A.J. Parker has a team-leading one interception to go along with 41 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and five passes defended.

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