Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/24/2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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The Detroit Lions host the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sunday, September 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 49.5. The Lions have an over/under record of 1-1-0 and they are 2-0-0 against the spread. The Falcons have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
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Valuable Atlanta Falcons Betting Trends
The Atlanta Falcons are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Falcons are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 2-0-0 against the spread
Key Atlanta Falcons Injuries
09/18/17 LB Vic Beasley Hamstring expected to miss 3-4 weeks
09/17/17 OL Austin Pasztor Chest "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/17/17 RB Brian Hill Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/17/17 DT Courtney Upshaw Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/07/17 LB LaRoy Reynolds Pectoral IR
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
09/18/17 RB Dwayne Washington Quad injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/18/17 LB Jarrad Davis Concussion left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/18/17 S Tavon Wilson Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Atlanta
09/13/17 T Corey Robinson Foot IR
09/11/17 P Kasey Redfern Knee IR
09/05/17 DE Kerry Hyder Jr. Achilles IR
09/05/17 RB Mike James Concussion IR
09/04/17 P Sam Martin Foot PUP
08/28/17 T Taylor Decker Shoulder PUP
07/19/17 DE Armonty Bryant Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/8 vs. Carolina)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Atlanta Falcons have run for 205 yards as a team, which ranks 15th in the NFL. They've run 50 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Falcons have been penalized on offense 14 times for 107 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. They are 7th in the NFL in points scored with 57. They have run 113 plays this season for 736 yards, which ranks them 8th in the league in total offense. The Falcons average 6.5 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 37 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Matt Ryan averages 9.9 yards per pass attempt and 14.3 yards per completion. He has completed 40 passes on 58 attempts for a completion percentage of 69%. His quarterback rating is 112.2. He has thrown for 573 yards this season.
The Falcons rush defense has allowed 34 attempts for 184 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in the league against the run. Atlanta has committed 14 penalties for 110 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 35% of possessions on defense, which is 19th in the league. They are 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 40. They have surrendered a total of 668 yards on D, which is 23rd in the NFL. The Falcons are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Their pass defense has given up 5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 59 passes on 90 attempts against the Atlanta Falcons defense this season, placing them 32nd and 32nd in the National Football League. The Atlanta pass defense has also given up a total of 484 yards through the air, which is 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Atlanta Falcons have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 8th in the National Football League. Atlanta Falcons kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this year. Their punters have totaled 343 yards on 7 punts, averaging 49 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Atlanta is ranked 23rd in the league in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 24 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 13th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 15 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 42 yards on special teams, ranking 24th in kick return yardage. The Falcons average 14 yards per kick return and have a long of 16 yards this year. They are 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 844.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 59. They have run 125 plays this year for 624 yards, which ranks them 16th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5 yards per play, which is 16th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 31 1st downs this season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 220 yards as a unit, which ranks 12th in the league. They've run 59 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 16 times for 150 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the NFL in penalties. Matthew Stafford has passed for 414 yards this year. He's completed 44 throws while attempting 62 passes for a completion percentage of 71%. His quarterback rating this season is 114.6. He averages 9.4 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
Detroit is 9th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 33. They have given up a total of 578 yards on D, which is 9th in the league. The Lions are 10th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense has allowed 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 12th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 49 throws on 80 attempts against the Detroit defense this season, ranking them 25th and 29th in the league. The Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 471 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 36 attempts for 107 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. The Detroit Lions have had 13 penalties for 105 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 20.8% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit is 7th in the NFL in punt returns with 6. They've totaled 149 punt return yards and are averaging 24.8 yards per return, which is 1st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 88 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 64 yards on special teams, placing them 17th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 16 yards per kick return and have a long of 18 yards this season. They are 10th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 847. The Detroit Lions have tried 2 field goals this season and made 2, which is 28th in the league. Detroit kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 398 yards on 10 punts, averaging 39.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Falcons/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Falcons -3
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