Atlanta Falcons (2-0) vs. Detroit Lions (1-1)
Week 3 of the NFL season features an intriguing match-up between two top teams – Atlanta Falcons (3-0) and Detroit Lions (1-1) at Ford Field. Both squads are hoping to improve their early-season record and there may be some intriguing NFL betting picks on offer; making this matchup one that fans and bettors alike should keep an eye on!
Falcons players have delivered impressive performances. Bijan Robinson, their dynamic running back, accumulated 180 rushing yards across two games at an impressive average of 6.2 per rush attempt – while wide receiver Mack Hollins has not put up eye-popping stats but instead contributed vital first downs and extended plays.
Running Back David Montgomery of the Lions has been making strides forward, amassing 141 rushing yards and scoring two rushing touchdowns. Wide Receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has also excelled, collecting 173 receiving yards including an impressive 39 yard reception.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions Game Info
|When:||Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET|
|Stream:||NFL Game Pass|
Desmond Ridder QB vs. Jared Goff QB
Desmond Ridder has shown tremendous promise as the rookie quarterback for Atlanta Falcons this season. While his stats might not jump off the page – with 352 passing yards and two touchdowns over two games from 68% completion rate and 93.1 passer rating across two games – what stands out more is his poise and decision-making which has resulted in 68% completion rate and 93.1 passer rating. Unfortunately though, protection remains an issue; Ridder has been sacked five times for 26-yard losses, which indicates either too long holding onto ball too long or offensive line struggles which could become key factor against Detroit defense that may look to apply pressure and force errors from players to make mistakes from either party involved.
Jared Goff has shown himself to be adept at steering his new team from Detroit’s experience signal-caller position. With an outstanding 71.4% completion rate and 576 yards thrown so far this season resulting in a passer rating of 109, Goff has impressed on every count; including four passing touchdowns of 39 yards or longer! Even when sacked three times (though no yards have been lost due to being tackled out), Goff remains aware in the pocket and quick decision-making, giving him an edge over rookie Ridder in this contest.
NFL Odds/Point Spread: Detroit Lions -170, Total Odds: 46
Current betting odds show a slight edge for the Detroit Lions, who hold a Moneyline of -170 and point spread of -3; bookmakers consider them more likely winners of this match-up. Meanwhile, Atlanta Falcons stand as underdogs, boasting a Moneyline of +150 and spread of +3. Total points scored is 46 and considering both teams have recently experienced lower-scoring games (a trend which both Detroit and Atlanta share), this could be worth keeping an eye on as it provides bettors with an interesting proposition – while Detroit have been strong contenders, Atlanta have made them tempting options as an attractive bet even as Detroit have not done.
Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Falcons have gone 4-9 against the spread (ATS) in their last 13 games, making them more of a risk than some teams. But against Lions opponents they’ve shown some strength: holding a 5-2 ATS record over 7 matchups against them while on-the-road performances have been poor; losing six straight road contests.
Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Lions have proven more consistent against the spread recently, compiling an impressive 10-2 mark over their last 12 games ATS. Their home record has also been strong with 5-1 against in their last 6 Ford Field contests. Furthermore, their tendencies for lower scoring games has seen five of their six Atlanta meetings end under-total scoring figures.
Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions 9/24/23 Betting Picks
Based on current trends and performance metrics, this game tends to lean slightly in favor of Detroit Lions with their solid ATS trends and successful home record. Atlanta cannot be discountenanced as having poor road performances but their favorable history against Detroit may provide some optimism for victory.
If you’re seeking the safest pick, the Lions may provide more reliability. Prop bets could include Jared Goff throwing over 2 touchdowns as an indicator. Finally, in terms of total score betting trends taking under 46 appears like a smart bet. Check out some top live betting websites for additional odds and opportunities!
Free Pick and Prediction: Detroit Lions 24, Atlanta Falcons 20