The Falcons host the Lions in Week 16, but Atlanta is just 1-5 this season when playing at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Detroit, on the other hand, is winless on the road but pulled off a huge upset over a 10-win Cardinals team in Week 15.
Even with a 2-11-1 record, the Lions are not a team to look past. The Falcons opened as 5.5-point favorites in Week 16, per the oddsmakers at Tipico Sportsbook. Can this two-win Detroit team secure its first road victory, or will Atlanta get its second home win of the season?
Against the Spread
- Falcons: -5.5, -117 (Wager $117 to win $100; cash out: $217)
- Falcons: -260 (Wager $260 to win $100; cash out: $360)
- Over: 42.5 points -112 (Wager $112 to win $100: cash out: $212)
- Under: 42.5 points -108 (Wager $108 to win $100; cash out: $208)
Where to put your money in Week 16
- Lions COVER +5.5: -103
The Lions are a team that has consistently played to the level of their opponent, good or bad. Three of their last four losses have come by three points or less, and this doesn’t include the tie against Pittsburgh. Obviously, you are what your record says you are in this league, but Detroit is a few plays away from being in the same position as the Falcons.
- Score UNDER 42.5: -108
In five of their last six games, the Lions have held their opponents to 16 points or less. The Falcons can score 16 but will likely struggle to do anything more. However, only three times this season has Detroit scored more than 19 points.
Both offenses are equally bad, so expect a low-scoring affair on Sunday.