The Detroit Lions play hosts to the Atlanta Falcons in this week 3 picks contest, Vegas betting lines list the Lions as the home dog +3(-105) and accorrding to the current betting trends, 75% of the betting public are on the Falcons. Matt Ryan versus Matthew Stafford is a week 3 matchup this of quarterbacks, when the Falcons take on the Lions at Ford Field with kickoff at 1:00 p.m.
Head to head shows Ryan the reigning MVP has completed 40 of 58 passes for 573 yards and 2 TDs. Stafford the league's highest paid quarterback completed 44 of 62 attempts totalling 414 passing yards and 6 TDs and rushed 5 times for 37 yards.
The Falcons leading rusher is Devonta Freeman with 31 carries for 121 yards with 3 TD and the Lions have Ameer Abdullah with 32 carries for 116 yards. The Falcons receiving yards are better than the Lions with Julio Jones averaging 19.3 yards per reception and Austin Hooper averaging 33.8 yards per reception.
The Lions top two receivers Golden Tate and Kenny Golladay average 9.4 and 15.4 yards per catch respectively. As a whole, the offensive comparison shows the Falcons puts up 368 total yards per game and the Lions 312 yds.
The NFL betting odds has Atlanta as the NFL betting favorite at -3(-110).
This game has a great chance of an underdog win if the Lions defense can stop the run. Detroit has one of the best run defenses in the league, they’ve allowed only 53.5 yards per game and we are only in week 3. The Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons have played 36 times and the Lions lead with 24-12-0. Although the last game was at Wembley Stadium in 2014 when K Matt Prater kicked a 48 yard field goal to win the game with no time left on the clock.
Both the Falcons and Lions come into this matchup with 2-0 records. The Lions are averaging 29.5 ppg with a #6 rank and the Falcons 28.5ppg with a #8 rank. This game is sure to come down to the wire and keep sports bettors on the edge, look for an exciting week 3 NFL picks matchup.
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