Free Week 3 NFL Prediction: Falcons vs Lions NFL Odds
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NFL Week 3 Handicapping
(2-0) Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions (2-0)
Date: Sunday, September 24th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Week 3 ATS Betting Lines: Atlanta -3.0
NFL Week 3 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 3 NFL Betting Total: OFF
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Week 3 of the NFL season features a great game against two NFC teams.
This matchup sses the Falcons traveling to Detroit to face off against the Lions.
The Falcons come in at 2-0 and will look to stay undefeated against a surprising 2-0 Lions team that dominated the Giants Monday night.
The last time the Falcons and the Lions matched up was in 2014 and the Lions won 22-21.
The reigning NFL MVP Matt Ryan and the Falcons passing game has gotten off to a very slow start under Steve Sarkisian. Ryan has just two touchdown passes in two games but is averaging nearly 286 yards passing per game.
The Lions secondary played good against Arizona but this is the game I expect the Falcons to get into their 2016 form.
Look for Ryan to throw 3 touchdowns and for over 300 yards in what should be an entertaining back and forth game.
Devonta Freeman was great against the Packers in primetime, as he scored two touchdowns and ran for 84 yards. He should get plenty of carries in this game and should find the end zone for the third straight game.
Julio Jones has not scored a touchdown in either game to start the season, but he did make big plays against the Packers vulnerable secondary.
He should continue his consistent start to the season, and I expect him to have over 100 yards receiving and finally find the end zone.
The Falcons defense had a very bad game against Aaron Rodgers. He was 33-50 for over 340 yards and two touchdown passes. The front seven was able to get three big sacks and should put Stafford under relentless pressure in this one.
Matthew Stafford had underwhelming game, but did enough to get the win. He was a very accurate 15-21 with two touchdowns and zero interceptions, but threw for under 125 yards. It was a great performance by the Giants secondary.
He faces a Falcon’s secondary that has been vulnerable against the pass so far this season, and should bounce back with a good performance.
Ameer Abdullah is the feature back in the Lions backfield and he bounced back with a good game in New York. He ran the ball 17 times for 86 yards, but had a long turn of 34 yards.
If you take the long run out of the equation he carried the ball 16 times for just 52 yards (3.2 yards per carry). Abdullah should continue his good form and may be able to reach the 100 yard mark in this one.
Tight end Eric Ebron was Stafford’s main target on the night, as he caught 5 passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. It was an overall poor game by the passing offense, so expect a turnaround against the Falcons.
The Lions were able to contain Eli Manning and the Odell Beckham Jr, and face a tough test against Ryan and Julio Jones, but the secondary has put in two good games to start the season and may make it a third.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Falcons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Lions are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Falcons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Detroit.
- Underdog is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Falcons -3.0
Atlanta will start off slow, but should be able to get things rolling in the third quarter.
NFL Free Week 3 Score Prediction: Atlanta 49 – Detroit 28
Matt Ryan has a big game and throws 4 touchdowns in the emphatic win.
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