NFL

Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions

Atlanta
Falcons
2 - 0
Detroit
Lions
2 - 0
September 24, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT
 | Ford Field

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Atlanta
Falcons
2 - 0
Detroit
Lions
2 - 0
September 24, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT
 | Ford Field
  • A pair of 2-0 teams who’ve fared extremely well out of the gate will collide on Sunday, as the high-flying Atlanta Falcons set their sights on the Detroit Lions in the Motor City.

    Sportsbook opened the Falcons as 3-point road favorites for the matchup.

    Shark Bites
    • The Falcons are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games in the early afternoon.
    • The Lions are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in the early afternoon.
    • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Falcons’ last 11 games.

    Atlanta is coming off an impressive showing against the Green Bay Packers in an NFC championship game rematch, as the Falcons cruised to a 34-23 victory over Aaron Rodgers and company in their flashy new stadium. The Falcons scored 31 of the game’s first 38 points to run away with the contest in the first half.

    The talented group of Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Devonta Freeman has paved the way for Atlanta, but Mohamed Sanu has been a pleasant surprise after collecting a solid 85 yards against Green Bay. Despite their high-scoring ways, these teams have a penchant of playing to the UNDER when they meet. In the previous seven between the Falcons and Lions, the UNDER is 6-1.

    It’s hard to tell if the Lions are an elite bunch or the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants are simply not good. Either way, the defense has stepped up in a big way for Detroit, as the unit picked off the Cardinals three times while holding their backfield to 2.5 yards per carry. They dominated New York’s offensive line to the tune of eight quarterback hits and five sacks.

    Matthew Stafford is living up to his massive $135-million contract so far, evidenced by the veteran going 44-for-62 for 414 yards on the year. Stafford has thrown six touchdowns compared to only one interception in that span. Based on those numbers alone, it’s not crazy to expect him to keep the Lions competitive against Ryan’s Falcons.

    Getting the job done at home has been easy for the Lions lately, as Jim Caldwell’s crew is 7-1 SU and 6-2 ATS in its last eight in Michigan.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The Detroit Lions were listed as 3-point underdogs at Sportsbook and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 49.5.

    OddsShark prediction models picked the Lions to win this game on Sunday 24-17. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

    Atlanta Falcons vs Detroit Lions Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    Detroit brings a 2-0 record (2-0 ATS) to the Week 3 betting matchup against the 2-0 Atlanta Falcons, who are 1-1 ATS against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Detroit go 1-1 so far and the Falcons go 1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Detroit vs Atlanta injuries news.

    It's a betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Detroit Lions and the No. 2-ranked Atlanta Falcons, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up the Detroit Lions' No. 6-ranked offense (29.5 PPG) against a Atlanta Falcons defense that ranks No. 15 at 20 PPG. The Lions passing attack has averaged 202 yards per game, less than the Falcons give up through the air (242 YPG on average).

    Defensively, the Atlanta Falcons feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 125 yards per game. The Detroit Lions, meanwhile, ranks No. 18 in rushing offense at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Atlanta won its last game, 34-23 over Green Bay on Sunday, behind a 108-yard receiving performance from Julio Jones at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

    Matthew Stafford threw a pair of TD passes in Detroit's last match, defeating New York 24-10 in Week 2 action on Monday.

    Betting Trends
    • Atlanta is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
    • Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 11 games
    • Atlanta is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
    • Detroit is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    • Detroit is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
    • Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
    • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Detroit's last 13 games

    Next Betting Matchups

    Atlanta home to Buffalo, Sunday, October 1
    Detroit at Minnesota, Sunday, October 1

Odds

Sunday, September 24 Sun Sep 24


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-3
-120
-181
o49.5
-110
+3
+100
+164
u49.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-3
-120
-165
o50.5
-115
+3
+100
+145
u50.5
-105

Edge Finder

18.41
Total Score
19.12
218.41
Passing Yards
211.47
85.35
Rushing Yards
110.94
28:09
Time on Field
29:12
59.18
Number of Plays
62.12
5.13
Yards Per Play
5.19
18.41
Total Score
19.12
3.18
First Quarter
2.35
7.71
Second Quarter
6.29
3.41
Third Quarter
4.65
4.12
Fourth Quarter
5.82
218.41
Passing Yards
211.47
33.71
Pass Attempts
34.88
22.18
Pass Completions
23.29
2.35
Sacks
2.12
16.12
Sack Yards
17.00
9.85
Yards Per Pass
9.08
85.35
Rushing Yards
110.94
23.12
Rush Attempts
25.12
3.69
Yards Per Rush
4.42
0.88
Interceptions
0.82
1.41
Fumbles
1.00
0.65
Fumbles Lost
0.53
1.53
Total Turnovers
1.35
5.41
Penalties
6.18
44.29
Penalty Yards
48.47
28:09
Time on Field
29:12
59.18
Number of Plays
62.12
5.13
Yards Per Play
5.19
3.88
Punts
3.82
45.43
Punt Average
49.20
81.71
Return Yards
72.00

Head To Head

ATL
Stat Type DET
6-4
Record
4-6
8-2
ATS
2-8
2-8
O/U
2-8
23.00
Score
17.60
156.90
Rush Yds
91.90
28.30
Pass Attempts
35.80
59.36
Completion %
55.59
188.70
Passing Yds
221.30
345.6
Total Yds
313.2
1.60
Turnovers
1.80
ATL
Stat Type DET
2-1
Record
1-2
3-0
ATS
0-3
0-3
O/U
0-3
25.00
Score
18.67
93.33
Rush Yds
81.00
31.33
Pass Attempts
45.00
69.15
Completion %
56.30
227.67
Passing Yds
309.00
321
Total Yds
390
1.00
Turnovers
1.67
Oct 26/14 (1 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
21
Score
22
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
78
Rush Yds
60
27
Pass Attempts
47
74.07
Completion %
51.06
213
Passing Yds
325
291
Total Yds
385
1
Turnovers
1
Dec 22/12 (2 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
31
Score
18
-3.5
ATS
+3.5
49.5 o
O/U
49.5 u
73
Rush Yds
79
32
Pass Attempts
56
78.13
Completion %
66.07
271
Passing Yds
443
344
Total Yds
522
0
Turnovers
3
Oct 23/11 (3 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
23
Score
16
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
129
Rush Yds
104
35
Pass Attempts
32
57.14
Completion %
46.88
199
Passing Yds
159
328
Total Yds
263
2
Turnovers
1
Sep 7/08 (4 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
34
Score
21
+3
ATS
-3
41 o
O/U
41 u
318
Rush Yds
62
13
Pass Attempts
33
69.23
Completion %
72.73
156
Passing Yds
246
474
Total Yds
308
0
Turnovers
1
Nov 5/06 (5 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
14
Score
30
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
47 o
O/U
47 u
165
Rush Yds
127
32
Pass Attempts
32
53.13
Completion %
62.50
154
Passing Yds
308
319
Total Yds
435
3
Turnovers
1
Nov 24/05 (6 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
27
Score
7
-3
ATS
+3
43.5 o
O/U
43.5 u
256
Rush Yds
75
22
Pass Attempts
48
54.55
Completion %
52.08
146
Passing Yds
229
402
Total Yds
304
2
Turnovers
4
Oct 10/04 (7 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
10
Score
17
-7
ATS
+7
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
94
Rush Yds
101
31
Pass Attempts
24
64.52
Completion %
66.67
185
Passing Yds
126
279
Total Yds
227
4
Turnovers
0
Dec 22/02 (8 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Home
Away
36
Score
15
-11
ATS
+11
44 o
O/U
44 u
197
Rush Yds
87
38
Pass Attempts
33
52.63
Completion %
33.33
336
Passing Yds
121
533
Total Yds
208
2
Turnovers
3
Nov 12/00 (9 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
10
Score
13
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
40.5 o
O/U
40.5 u
114
Rush Yds
107
34
Pass Attempts
27
41.18
Completion %
44.44
104
Passing Yds
115
218
Total Yds
222
2
Turnovers
1
Dec 20/98 (10 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type DET
Away
Home
24
Score
17
-6
ATS
+6
45 o
O/U
45 u
145
Rush Yds
117
19
Pass Attempts
26
57.89
Completion %
57.69
123
Passing Yds
141
268
Total Yds
258
0
Turnovers
3

Team Records

ATL
Record DET
2-0
All
2-0
1-0
Home
1-0
1-0
Away
1-0
1-1
ATS
2-0
1-0
ATS Home
1-0
0-1
ATS Away
1-0
1-1
O/U
1-1
1-0
O/U Home
1-0
0-1
O/U Away
0-1
ATL
Record DET
2-0
All
2-0
1-0
Home
1-0
1-0
Away
1-0
1-1
ATS
2-0
1-0
ATS Home
1-0
0-1
ATS Away
1-0
1-1
O/U
1-1
1-0
O/U Home
1-0
0-1
O/U Away
0-1
ATL
Record DET
0-0
All
0-0
0-0
Home
0-0
0-0
Away
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
ATS Home
0-0
0-0
ATS Away
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
ATL
Record DET
2-0
All
2-0
1-0
Home
1-0
1-0
Away
1-0
1-1
ATS
2-0
1-0
ATS Home
1-0
0-1
ATS Away
1-0
1-1
O/U
1-1
1-0
O/U Home
1-0
0-1
O/U Away
0-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
12:00pm Clear
27ºC / 80ºF
56% Humidity
0% Precipitation
0% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Indoor
Field Image
Arrow Image 3
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Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 17, 2017GB34-23W-3/55W/O14122336459308367-2
Sep 10, 2017CHI23-17W-6.5/48.5L/U643083721251763010
Feb 5, 2017NE28-34L+3/57.5L/O104240344104442546-1
Jan 22, 2017GB44-21W-6.5/59.5W/O10139249399268367-2
Jan 14, 2017SEA36-20W-6.5/51W/O99323422101208309-2
Jan 1, 2017NO38-32W-7.5/58.5L/O142323465132341473-1
Dec 24, 2016CAR33-16W-3/48.5W/O152256408119183302-2
Dec 18, 2016SF41-13W-13.5/51.5W/O2483025501071652720
Dec 11, 2016LAR42-14W-5/43.5W/O66220286104208312-5
Dec 4, 2016KC28-29L-4.5/50L/O1282904181232663890
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Sep 18, 2017NYG24-10W+3/42.5W/U138119257622082700
Sep 10, 2017ARI35-23W+2.5/48.5W/O8228536745264309-3
Jan 7, 2017SEA6-26L+8/45.5L/U491822311772103870
Jan 1, 2017GB24-31L+3.5/50L/O763324081532954481
Dec 26, 2016DAL21-42L+6.5/46.5L/O902293191642113752
Dec 18, 2016NYG6-17L+4/42L/U562683241141863002
Dec 11, 2016CHI20-17W-7.5/42L/U114209323922042962
Dec 4, 2016NO28-13W+6.5/53.5W/U8533742250319369-3
Nov 24, 2016MIN16-13W-2/42W/U9421430882224306-1
Nov 20, 2016JAC26-19W-5.5/47W/U1426327783202285-1
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