The Atlanta Falcons are one of the more surprising 2-0 teams heading into Week 3. However, after recording their first two victories at home, the Falcons take their show on the road to Ford Field against the Lions this coming Sunday. NFL Week 3 odds show the Falcons as a road underdogs.
Below, you can find Atlanta Falcons odds for the 2023 season. Included is a weekly outlook, odds for every game this season, futures, and more.
View Atlanta Falcons odds for the 2023 NFL season below. Falcons Week 3 odds are already available to bet on. Compare odds from the top NFL betting sites for their game against the Detroit Lions.
Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
The Falcons are up to a 3.5-point underdog for their Week 3 visit to the Lions. The game has an initial total of 45.5 points.
The Falcons squeaked to 2-0 with a razor-thin 25-24 win over the visiting Packers in Week 2, one in which rookie eighth overall pick Bijan Robinson recorded his first 100-yard game (124) on just 19 carries. Robinson added four receptions for 48 yards, while second-year quarterback Desmond Ridder displayed some impressive perseverance after a very slow start.
Atlanta gets a bump in caliber of opponent in the Lions, which will welcome in Arthur Smith’s squad smarting from blowing an opportunity to get to 2-0 at home. Some of Detroit’s past struggles defending the pass surfaced late, which could be good news for Ridder, Robinson and the likes of Kyle Pitts and Drake London.
However, the Falcons’ defense has a full day’s work ahead of it trying to slow down a quarterback now fully comfortable in his team’s offense in Jared Goff. Atlanta has done an effective job against young quarterbacks Bryce Young and Jordan Love thus far, but Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown, impressive rookie tight end Sam LaPorta and a host of other fleet-footed receivers should present more of a challenge.
On the ground, Atlanta may not have to concern itself with David Montgomery (thigh), but rookie Jahmyr Gibbs, a fitting counterpart to Robinson on the other side, poses quite the threat.
FALCONS SUPER BOWL ODDS
The Atlanta Falcons are a longshots to win Super Bowl 58. The Falcons have the second shortest odds behind the New Orleans Saints to win the NFC South.
Falcons NFC South odds
The Falcons have opened the season with +350 odds to win the NFC South.
Arthur Smith’s crew currently have odds to win the division.
Falcons prop bets
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Key signings: SAF Jessie Bates, LB Kaden Elliss, QB Taylor Heinicke, WR WR Scotty Miller, OLB Bud Dupree
Re-signings: LB Lorenzo Carter, G Chris Lindstrom, CB Cornell Armstrong, P Bradley Pinion, OL Kaleb McGary
Trades: TE Jonnu Smith, CB Jeff Okudah
Key losses: QB Marcus Mariota
Key draft picks: RB Bijan Robinson, OT Matthew Bergeron, EDGE Zach Harrison, CB Clark Phillips III, SAF DeMarco Hellams, G Jovaughn Gwynn
Here’s a look at the Falcons current roster.
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Falcons 2023 schedule
Here is the Falcons schedule for the 2023 – 2024 season. Included are betting odds for each game.
Here are what Falcons opening odds looked like for each game when they were released in May.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Odds|
|Week 1||Sunday, September 10||vs. Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||-2.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, September 17||vs. Green Bay Packers||1 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 3||Sunday, September 24||at Detroit Lions||1 p.m. ET||+5|
|Week 4||Sunday, October 1||at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)||9:30 a.m. ET||+4|
|Week 5||Sunday, October 8||vs. Houston Texans||1 p.m. ET||-3|
|Week 6||Sunday, October 15||vs. Washington Commanders||1 p.m. ET||-1|
|Week 7||Sunday, October 22||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||-1|
|Week 8||Sunday, October 29||at Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 9||Sunday, November 5||vs. Minnesota Vikings||1 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 10||Sunday, November 12||at Arizona Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||-1.5|
|Week 11||Bye Week||BYE||WEEK|
|Week 12||Sunday, November 26||vs. New Orleans Saints||1 p.m. ET||+1|
|Week 13||Sunday, December 3||at New York Jets||1 p.m. ET||+6.5|
|Week 14||Sunday, December 10||vs. Tampa Buccaneers||1 p.m. ET||+2.5|
|Week 15||TBD||at Carolina Panthers||TBD||+1|
|Week 16||Sunday, December 24||vs. Indianapolis Colts||1 p.m. ET||-2.5|
|Week 17||Thursday, December 31||at Chicago Bears||1 p.m. ET||+2|
|Week 18||TBD||at New Orleans Saints||TBD||+2.5|
How to bet on the Atlanta Falcons
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Falcons +185
- Packers -240
The Falcons are heavy underdogs in this matchup, paying out $285 total for a $100 bet ($185 in winnings). The Packers are considered heavy favorites in this matchup (indicated by -240), requiring a $240 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Falcons -2.5 (-110)
- Cardinals +2.5 (-110)
In this example, Atlanta is favored by 2.5 points, indicated by “-2.5.” If the Falcons win the game 41-35, the Falcons (-2.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Cardinals keep the game within three and lose 41-39, the Cardinals (+2.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Falcons’ Week 16 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs had a projected point total of 53.5 points. The Falcons came up just short, 17-14, resulting in just 31 combined points. Those who bet under the point total would have cashed out that week.
Atlanta opened the season with one of the worst scoring defenses in the NFL and a potent offense, resulting in point totals over league average. However, under the new direction of interim coach Raheem Morris, the Falcons sured up their defense, resulting in a midseason drop in their over/unders.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Falcons (-110) were heavily favored against the Bengals (+120) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Falcons to win would win $9.09.
However, say the Falcons fell to a big 24-6 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Bengals, who may be a -125 favorite at halftime. Taking the Falcons to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Atlanta (+130) at halftime and the Falcons pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $9.09 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Bengals (+190) in that game, but Atlanta jumps out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Atlanta (-230) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Falcons 2022 recap
Record: 7-10, tied for second in the NFC South
Record ATS: 9-8
Over/under record: 7-10