Monday, December 21, 2015
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The Detroit Lions take on the New Orleans Saints on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50.
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Matthew Stafford finished his last game with 245 yards through the air for Detroit. He completed 30 passes out of 46 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. Joique Bell led the Lions in rushing with 50 yards. He averaged 7 yards per carry on his 7 rushing attempts for the game. Golden Tate led the team in receiving with 9 receptions for 60 yards. He had an average of 7 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Detroit got a total of 22 first downs by way of 9 rushing, 13 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 70 total plays for 331 yards for the game. The Lions ran for 111 yards on 20 attempts.
Drew Brees finished his last game with 312 yards through the air for New Orleans. He completed 31 passes out of 41 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. Timothy Hightower led the Saints in rushing with 85 yards. He averaged 3 yards per carry on his 28 rushing attempts for the game. Willie Snead led the team in receiving with 7 receptions for 122 yards. He had an average of 17 yards per reception in the contest. New Orleans got a total of 26 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 16 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 78 total plays for 388 yards for the game. The Saints ran for 87 yards on 35 attempts.
Detroit is averaging 21 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 26 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage and average 262 yards in the passing department per game. The Lions carry the ball for an average of 79 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 341 yards per game. The Lions are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 57.4 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties.
Detroit gives up 26 points per contest and an average of 233 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 22 completed passes on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 69%. The Lions give up 116 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.1 average per carry. Detroit gives up 349 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties per game that total 52.1 yards as a unit.
New Orleans is putting 25 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 28 passes per game on 41 attempts for a 68% percent completion percentage and average 301 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Saints carry the ball for an average of 94 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. They also run 68 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 395 yards per game. The Saints get an average of 23 first downs per game and they average 76.8 penalty yards per game via 8.8 penalties.
New Orleans surrenders 31 points per game and 279 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 23 completed passes per game on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 68%. The Saints give up 136 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for an average of 5 yards per carry. New Orleans gives up 415 total yards per game including an average of 6.5 per play. They create an average of 1.3 turnovers per game and 7.1 penalties for 54.5 yards each game.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 7-6-0 against the over/under so far this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 4-9-0 this season
New Orleans Betting Trends
New Orleans is 7-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
New Orleans has an ATS record of 6-6-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/14/15 TE Brandon Pettigrew ACL out for season
12/13/15 DT Gabe Wright Ankle "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
12/13/15 WR Lance Moore Ankle "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
11/16/15 DB Josh Wilson Knee IR
11/16/15 CB Rashean Mathis Concussion IR
10/19/15 RB Zach Zenner Ribs IR
10/14/15 LB DeAndre Levy Hip IR
10/06/15 DT Tyrunn Walker Ankle IR
12/15/15 CB Damian Swann Concussion doubtful Monday vs. Detroit
12/13/15 G Jahri Evans Concussion "?" Monday vs. Detroit
12/13/15 NT John Jenkins Concussion "?" Monday vs. Detroit
12/10/15 RB Mark Ingram Shoulder IR
11/26/15 CB Keenan Lewis Leg IR
11/10/15 QB Luke McCown Back IR
11/04/15 RB Khiry Robinson Leg IR
09/18/15 LB Davis Tull Shoulder IR
09/14/15 S Rafael Bush Pectoral IR
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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