The Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions will kick off their 2022 preseason schedule when they collide on Friday. Both teams struggled at times last season and finished below .500. Atlanta put up a 7-10 record and finished third in the NFC South, while Detroit was last in the NFC North and went 3-13-1. Kickoff at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. is set for 6 p.m. ET. Detroit is a 1-point favorite in the latest Falcons vs. Lions odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 35.
Before you make any Falcons vs. Lions picks of your own, you NEED to hear what NFL expert R.J. White has to say.
Over the past seven years White, a CBS Sports fantasy and gambling editor, has gone 329-250-21 (56.8 percent) in the world's most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. He also is SportsLine's No. 1 NFL expert, going 445-378-24 on his against-the-spread NFL picks from 2017-21, returning $2,542 to $100 players.
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Now, White has locked in another confident pick against the spread pick for Falcons vs. Lions. We can tell you he's leaning Under the total, but he knows a crucial X-factor makes one side of the spread a MUST-BACK! You ABSOLUTELY need to see what it is before locking in any picks of your own.
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