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    The Atlanta Falcons (2-0) visit the Detroit Lions (1-1) at Ford Field on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

    The Lions struggled on defense last season, ranking fifth-worst in the NFL (25.1 points allowed per game). However, they ranked fifth-best on offense, totaling 26.6 points per game. Offensively, the Falcons ranked 24th in the NFL with 318.6 yards per game last season. Meanwhile, they ranked 27th in total defense (362.1 yards allowed per contest).

    Lions vs. Falcons Picks

    At the moment, 78.2% of Splash Inc. users are picking the Lions to win straight up against the Falcons on Sunday, with 34.9% picking the Falcons to cover the 3-point spread.

    Game Info: Lions vs. Falcons

    • Game Day: Sunday, September 24, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: FOX
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Ford Field

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    See the betting insights and trends below before making a bet on Sunday’s Detroit-Atlanta spread (Detroit -3) or total (46 points).

    Game Trends for Lions

    • The Lions went 12-5-0 ATS last season.
    • The Lions were favored by 3 points or more two times last season, and covered the spread in one of those contests.
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 10 times in Lions games.

    Stats & Insights for Lions

    • The Lions averaged 3.9 more points per game (26.6) than the Falcons gave up (22.7) last year.
    • When the Lions recorded more than 22.7 points last season, they were 9-3 against the spread and 6-6 overall.
    • Last year the Falcons had a 7-6 record against the spread and a 6-7 record overall in games when they held opponents to fewer than 26.6 points.
    • The Lions averaged only 17.9 more yards per game (380) than the Falcons gave up per outing (362.1) last season.
    • The Lions were 6-3 against the spread and 4-5 overall when the team amassed over 362.1 yards last season.
    • The Falcons had a -6 record ATS and a – record overall when holding their opponents to fewer than 380 yards last season.
    • The Lions rushed for 128.2 yards per game last year, just two fewer yards than the 130.2 the Falcons allowed per outing.
    • Last season the Lions had a 6-1 ATS record and a 4-3 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 130.2 yards.
    • The Falcons were -3 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to fewer than 128.2 rushing yards last year.
    • The Lions had 15 giveaways last year, while the Falcons had 17 takeaways.

    Best Players for Lions

    • Jared Goff: 4,438 PASS YDS / 261.1 YPG / 65.1% / 29 TD / 7 INT
    • David Montgomery: 201 CAR / 801 YDS / 50.1 YPG / 5 TD / 34 REC / 316 YDS / 19.8 YPG / 1 TD
    • Zonovan Knight: 85 CAR / 300 YDS / 42.9 YPG / 1 TD / 13 REC / 100 YDS / 14.3 YPG / 0 TD
    • Amon-Ra St. Brown: 106 REC / 1,161 YDS / 72.6 YPG / 6 TD
    • Kalif Raymond: 47 REC / 616 YDS / 36.2 YPG / 0 TD
    • Marvin Jones Jr.: 46 REC / 529 YDS / 33.1 YPG / 3 TD
    • Alex Anzalone: 125 TKL / 7 TFL / 1.5 SACK / 1 INT / 6 PD

    Game Trends for Falcons

    • Falcons posted a 9-8-0 record against the spread last season.
    • The Falcons’ ATS record as underdogs of 3 points or greater was 5-3 last year.
    • There were seven Falcons games (out of 17) that went over the total last year.

    Stats & Insights for Falcons

    • The Falcons averaged 3.6 fewer points per game (21.5) than the Lions gave up (25.1) last year.
    • The Falcons were 6-1 against the spread and 5-2 overall in games when they recorded over 25.1 points last season.
    • Last year the Lions had a 6-0 record against the spread and a 6-0 record overall in games when they held opponents to fewer than 21.5 points.
    • The Falcons collected 318.6 yards per game last year, 73.8 fewer yards than the 392.4 the Lions gave up per contest.
    • In games that the Falcons piled up more than 392.4 yards last year, the team was 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 overall.
    • When the Lions kept their opponents to fewer than 318.6 yards last season, they had a -0 record ATS and a – record overall.
    • Last year the Falcons rushed for 13.4 more yards per game (159.9) than the Lions allowed per outing (146.5).
    • Last year the Falcons had a 8-3 ATS record and a 6-5 overall record in games the team ran for more than 146.5 yards.
    • The Lions were -2 against the spread and – overall when holding opponents to fewer than 159.9 rushing yards last season.
    • The Falcons had 21 giveaways last season, while the Lions had 22 takeaways.

    Best Players for Falcons

    • Desmond Ridder: 708 PASS YDS / 177 YPG / 63.5% / 2 TD / 0 INT / 16 CAR / 64 RUSH YDS / 0 TD
    • Tyler Allgeier: 210 CAR / 1,035 YDS / 64.7 YPG / 3 TD / 16 REC / 139 YDS / 8.7 YPG / 1 TD
    • Cordarrelle Patterson: 144 CAR / 695 YDS / 53.5 YPG / 8 TD / 21 REC / 122 YDS / 9.4 YPG / 0 TD
    • Drake London: 72 REC / 866 YDS / 50.9 YPG / 4 TD
    • Mack Hollins: 57 REC / 690 YDS / 40.6 YPG / 4 TD
    • Kyle Pitts: 28 REC / 356 YDS / 35.6 YPG / 2 TD
    • Richie Grant: 122 TKL / 3 TFL / 2 INT / 7 PD
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