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Falcons vs. Lions odds: Atlanta favored by around 4 points

The Atlanta Falcons are currently favored from anywhere between 3.5 and 4.5 points for Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions. What are some of the recent betting trends with both teams?

Scott Cunningham

The Atlanta Falcons are slight favorites for Saturday's game against the Detroit Lions. Though the odds opened up in favor of the Falcons by three points, the line has increased to anywhere from 3.5 to 4.5 points according to OddsShark.com. The over-under for the game right now is at 50.5 on some sites and 51 on others.

Recent trends for both teams have the Falcons going 2-3-1 against the spread in their last six games and under in four of their last five games. In addition, its gone under in four of the last five times they have played the Lions and in the last five games played in Detroit.

As for the Lions, they are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall, 2-4 in their last six at home and 2-6 in their last eight against the Falcons. The total has been over in six of the Lions' last eight games overall and four of their last six at home.

The Falcons play the Lions at Ford Field on Saturday. The game is set for an 8:30 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPN.

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