Making sports betting picks is one of my specialties, and today at Cappers Info, I’m making my Saturday Football Tipster pick based upon the football trends and NFL odds for the Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions game on Saturday, December 22nd at Ford Field at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Atlanta Falcons (12-2, 8-5-1 ATS) -3.5
Detroit Lions (4-10, 5-9 ATS) +3.5
What a predictable matchup this is going to ultimately be! I just know that the Lions have nothing left to play for this year, and anything less than literally 20 targets headed to WR Calvin Johnson would shock the heck out of me. Normally speaking, I’d be one to say that a team that has a single-minded game plan is in a lot of trouble, but with the all-time single season receiving record just 181 yards away, there is no doubt that this could ultimately be the answer to getting just a slew of points up on the board.
The Lions have no defense whatsoever. Don’t believe me? They just gave up 38 freaking points to the Arizona Cardinals. This unit has given up on the campaign, and I have zero doubt that the dead minimum the Falcons put up on the board in this one is 27points. (And it wouldn’t shock me if it were 47 points.) Atlanta pitched a shutout last week, but it gave up 30 the week before to the Carolina Panthers.
In the end, this is simple math for me. The Falcons need to score 30. The Lions need to score 21. Just as we saw the Atlanta defense bounce back last week after getting embarrassed by the Panthers to shut out the New York Giants, we will see the offense for the Lions bounce back after getting embarrassed by the Cardinals to put a respectable number of points on the board. It’s just really difficult, in spite of the relatively high number, to not see this one getting there when push comes to shove.
Falcons @ Lions Tips: Over 50.5