Free NFL Pick of the Week: Falcons @ Lions Week 16 NFL Picks 12/22/12

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NFL betting fans are running to their online sportsbooks to place their Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions bets and predictions, and here at Cappers Info, we are making our Saturday football picks for this encounter.

Week 16 Football Picks: Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions
Date: Saturday, December 22nd, 8:30 ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
NFL Betting Lines: Atlanta -3.5
Falcons vs. Lions On TV: ESPN

Tricky oddsmakers! They have set a line in this one that is as square as could be, and we are going to take the utmost advantage of it. The truth of the matter is that the Lions would have probably been +1 or +2 had they beaten the Arizona Cardinals last week. Instead, what happened is that they came out, laid an ugly egg, and now, everyone thinks that they have given up. The Falcons played the game of their lives last week against the Giants, and they are just not going to have the energy for this one. Remember that over the course of their last three road games, the Dirty Birds were clipped by both the Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints, and they should have lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to boot. That’s just not good enough for us. WR Calvin Johnson will have a big time day, and the offense for Atlanta will end up taking the night off, and in the end, the Lions get back on track and finally beat one of these top level teams after losing to three in a row at home by a combined nine points.

Falcons @ Lions Pick: Detroit Lions +3.5
Atlanta @ Detroit Score Prediction: Detroit 27 – Atlanta 17

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Cappersinfo.com Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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