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Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons 12/26/2021 Football Picks, Betting Preview and Predictions

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Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons 12-26-2021 Football Picks Betting Preview and Predictions

Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons 12/26/2021 – The Detroit Lions are already out of the playoffs and they can only hope for a better season next year. The Lions are at the bottom of the NFC North and they managed to win their second game last week. Detroit will take the road in this game to square off against the Atlanta Falcons from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons are currently third in the NFC South and they enter this game with a losing record. The Falcons must win consistently if they want to make it to the playoffs. The top NFL picks this week has the latest Moneyline updated for this exciting game.

Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons 12/26/2021

When: Sunday, December 26, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: FOX
Stream: NFL Game Pass
Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons 12/26/2021
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Lions +6.5 (-110)
44 o (-110)
+221
Falcons -6.5 (-110) 44 u (-110) -249
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Detroit Lions

The Lions won only two of their 13 games on the season and it’s too late to make it past opponents. Detroit surprisingly won their last game against Arizona Cardinals with a 30-12 final score. The Lions have Jared Goff covering 3007 yards with eight interceptions, and 17 TDs. The Lions will miss out of their leading rusher D’Andre Swift due to his injury. From the rushing end, Craig Reynolds is covering 195 yards while Alex Anzalone is the leading tackler with 78 tackles in total.

Players to watch: J. Goff QB (GP 13, CMP 311, ATT 464, CMP% 67, YDS 3007, AVG 6.5, YDS/G 238, LNG 63, TD 17, INT 8, SACK 34, SYL 272, RTG 90), D. Swift RB (GP 11, ATT 140, YDS 555, AVG 4, LNG 57, BIG 2, TD 4, YDS/G 50.5, FUM 0, LST 0, FD 25), A. St. Brown WR (GP 14, REC 65, TGTS 87, YDS 601, AVG 9.2, TD 2, LNG 37, BIG 5, YDS/G 42.9, FUM 0, LST 0, YAC 286, FD 30).

Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons declined to a 6-8 record and are now one game behind the New Orleans Saints. The Falcons lost terribly against the 49ers with a 31-13 final score. Quarterback Matt Ryan contributed 3340 yards with 18 TDs and 11 interceptions. From the rushing end, Cordarrelle Patterson takes the lead with 656 yards and five TDs. Kyle Pitts is the leading receiver with 847 yards and one TD reception. Foyesade Oluokun is the leader in tacking with 152 yards while Dante Fowler Jr is the leading quarterback with 4.5 sacks.

Players to watch: M. Ryan QB (GP 14, CMP 324, ATT 480, CMP% 67.5, YDS 3340, AVG 7, YDS/G 243.4, LNG 64, TD 18, INT 11, SACK 29, SYL 217, RTG 90.3), C. Patterson RB (GP 13, ATT 133, YDS 565, AVG 4.2, LNG 39, BIG 2, TD 5, YDS/G 43.5, FUM 1, LST 0, FD 25), K. Pitts TE (GP 14, REC 58, TGTS 95, YDS 847, AVG 14.6, TD 1, LNG 49, BIG 14, YDS/G 60.5, FUM 0, LST 0, YAC 229, FD 38).

Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons Betting Numbers

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Detroit Lions

Detroit are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Detroit’s last 12 games.
Lions are 2-15-1 SU in their last 18 games.
Detroit are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Atlanta.
Detroit are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Atlanta.

Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games.
Atlanta are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games against Detroit.
Atlanta are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home.

Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons Betting Picks

The Lions got lucky in their last game but the Falcons are technically a stronger team. The NFL weekend picks favor Atlanta to win this game and cover the spread with a predicted score of 32-27.