Falcons vs Lions Week 3 Betting Preview

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Updated: September 20, 2017

 

The Atlanta Falcons travel to Detroit to take on the Lions this Sunday at 1:00 pm at Ford Field.

The Line:  Atlanta -3 Over/Under 50

This looks to be one of the better week 3 matchups as both teams come in with 2-0 records.  Detroit is 2-0 following a 35-23 win over the Cardinals in the opener and a 24-10 domination of the New York Giants.  Atlanta comes in with a record of 2-0 as well after holding on to beat the Bears 23-17 in week 1 and battering the Packers 34-23 in one of the games of the week for week 2.

The line for the game appears to be moving ever so slightly toward the Lions as it currently sits Detroit -3 (-120) but I think the real wager to be had here is in the total points for the game.  After opening at 48.5 for the Over/Under it currently sits at 50 and my numbers have it pushing even slightly higher as kickoff approaches.  This contest sits with the second highest total of the week behind the Raiders vs the Redskins.

This game screams track meet, indoors, good quarterbacks, both teams capable of producing quick strikes.  Would not be surprised to see this total reach 52 points as public money comes in closer to game time.  My numbers show a score in the mid 50’s so I’m going to go ahead and take a shot on the over in this one.

Official Pick:  

Falcons/Lions Over 50 points.

Season Record 1-1    -.1