Sunday, December 13, 2015
Edward Jones Dome
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The Detroit Lions take on the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Edward Jones Dome. The opening line for this game has St. Louis as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41.5.
Matthew Stafford finished his last game with 220 yards through the air for Detroit. He completed 23 passes out of 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Lions were led in rushing by Ameer Abdullah, who finished with 67 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Golden Tate led the team in receiving. He had a total of 63 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 8 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Detroit got a total of 17 first downs by way of 6 rushing, 11 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 63 total plays for 306 yards for the game. The Lions ran for 101 yards on 25 attempts.
Nick Foles finished his last game with 146 yards through the air for St. Louis. He completed 15 passes out of 35 attempts for a 43% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Todd Gurley, who finished with 41 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Kenny Britt led the team in receiving. He had a total of 41 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 21 yards per catch in the game. St. Louis got a total of 9 first downs by way of 3 rushing, 6 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 50 total plays for 212 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 66 yards on 15 attempts.
Detroit is scoring 21 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 26 passes on 40 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 265 yards per game through the air as well. The Lions are averaging 77 rushing yards per game on 22 attempts per contest for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. They also run 65 plays per contest and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 342 yards per game. The Lions are averaging 20 first downs per game and they accumulate 58.4 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties.
Detroit allows 243 passing yards per game and 26 points per contest on defense. They give up 23 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 70%. The Lions give up 109 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 3.9 average per carry. Detroit gives up 351 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.1 penalties per game that total 52.4 yards as a unit.
St. Louis averages 16 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 17 passes per game on 31 attempts for a 55% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 178 yards through the air per game thus far. The Rams rush for an average of 118 yards per contest on 25 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry for the season. They also run 58 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 296 yards per game. The Rams get an average of 15 first downs per game and they average 67.4 penalty yards per game via 8 penalties.
St. Louis allows an average of 240 passing yards and 21 points per contest. They give up 24 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 69% per game. The Rams give up 116 rushing yards per game on 29 carries for an average of 4 yards per carry. St. Louis gives up 356 total yards per game including an average of 5.4 per play. They create an average of 1.6 turnovers per game and 6.5 penalties for 62.3 yards each game.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 7-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 4-8-0 this season
St. Louis Betting Trends
St. Louis is 3-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
St. Louis has an ATS record of 4-7-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/06/15 DT Gabe Wright Ankle "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis
12/06/15 WR Lance Moore Ankle "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis
12/06/15 C Travis Swanson Ankle "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis
11/16/15 DB Josh Wilson Knee out indefinitely
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
12/08/15 CB Janoris Jenkins Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/08/15 TE Lance Kendricks Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/06/15 T Andrew Donnal Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/06/15 QB Case Keenum Concussion expected to start Sunday vs. Detroit
12/06/15 K Greg Zuerlein Groin "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/06/15 DE Robert Quinn Hip "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/06/15 CB Trumaine Johnson Thigh "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
11/16/15 T Jamon Brown Leg out for season
11/10/15 WR Stedman Bailey Head out for season
11/05/15 RB Trey Watts Suspension out for season
10/28/15 LB Alec Ogletree Ankle IR - designated to return
10/15/15 G Rodger Saffold Shoulder IR
08/16/15 CB E.J. Gaines Foot IR
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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