The Detroit Lions will take on the Atlanta Falcons at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta is 6-8 overall and 1-5 at home, while the Lions are 2-11-1 overall and 0-6-1 on the road. The Falcons have lost four of their past six games. The Lions have won two of their past three.
The Lions have won 25 of 38 all-time meetings with the Falcons. Atlanta is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Falcons vs. Lions odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 42.5. Before entering any Lions vs. Falcons picks, you’ll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Falcons vs. Lions spread: Falcons -6.5
- Falcons vs. Lions over-under: 42.5 points
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What you need to know about the Falcons
The Falcons were easily handled by the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, 31-13 on the road, Russell Gage caught eight passes for one TD and 91 yards. The Falcons are 0-5 against teams with winning records, losing all the matchups by an average of 23.8 points. The Falcons are second worst in the NFL in touchdowns allowed, with 42 on the season.
Tajae Sharpe (foot) is doubtful for Sunday’s game. Marlon Davidson (health and safety protocols) is out. Cordarrelle Patterson has 465 scrimmage yards and four receiving TDs in five home games this season.
What you need to know about the Lions
Meanwhile, the Lions shocked the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday with a 30-12 victory at home. Jared Goff passed for three TDs and 216 yards on 26 attempts. Goff was placed in health and safety protocols this week and is not expected to play vs. Atlanta. Tim Boyle will start against the Falcons.
Craig Reynolds rushed for a career-high 112 yards against the Cardinals. D’Andre Swift (shoulder), Josh Reynolds (thigh), Michael Brockers (knee), and Kalif Raymond (shoulder) are questionable for Sunday’s game. Amon-Ra St. Brown can become one of two rookie WRs in the Super Bowl era with eight-plus catches in four straight games
How to make Lions vs. Falcons picks
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