Sunday, October 30, 2016
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The Detroit Lions travel to NRG Stadium to play the Houston Texans on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Houston as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45. The Lions are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Texans have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 3-3-1 against the spread.
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Matthew Stafford finished with 266 yards through the air for Detroit last week. He completed 18 passes out of 29 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. The Lions were led in rushing by Justin Forsett, who finished with 33 yards on 8 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Marvin Jones was the team leader in receiving with a total of 94 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Detroit got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 344 yards for the game. The Lions ran for 94 yards on 19 attempts.
Brock Osweiler finished with 131 yards passing for Houston last week. He went 22 for 41, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Texans were led on the ground by Alfred Blue, who finished with 63 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. DeAndre Hopkins led the team in receiving with 36 yards and 5 catches. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. Houston had 14 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 271 yards for the contest. The Texans ran for 140 yards on 25 carries as a team.
Detroit scores 24 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 12th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 34 attempts for a 68% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 261 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 10th in the league. The Lions run for an average of 89 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 24th in the league. They also run 60 plays per contest and average 5.9 yards per play for an average of 351 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall this season. The Lions average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 11th in the NFL. They accumulate 68.6 penalty yards per game via 7.4 penalties, which ranks 10th in the league.
Detroit allows 276 passing yards per game, ranking 23rd, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 21st. They give up 26 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 74%. The Lions allow 112 rushing yards per game on 24 carries for an average of 4.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 19th in the NFL. Detroit allows 388 total yards per game including 6.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 26th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.9 penalties for 60.1 yards per game, ranking them 29th among NFL teams.
Houston averages 17 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 31st in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. They throw for 204 yards through the air per game, ranking them 30th. The Texans run for an average of 115 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 12th on the ground. They also run 67 plays per game and average 4.8 yards per play for a total of 320 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the league on offense. The Texans get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 28th. They average 43.4 penalty yards per game via 5.1 penalties, ranking them 30th in the NFL.
Houston allows an average of 185 passing yards per game, which ranks 2nd in the league. Their defense overall allows 22 points per contest, which has them ranked 14th. They give up 17 completions on 29 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Texans allow 135 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 29th in the NFL. Houston allows 320 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play, which ranks 8th in the league. They force 7.1 penalties for 62.4 yards in each contest, ranking 17th.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-3-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 4-3-0 this season
Houston Betting Trends
Houston is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Houston has an ATS record of 3-3-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/23/16 T Corey Robinson Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/23/16 CB Darius Slay Hamstring injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/23/16 RB Dwayne Washington Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/23/16 RB Theo Riddick Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Houston
10/13/16 LB DeAndre Levy Quad out indefinitely
10/12/16 DT Haloti Ngata Shoulder expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/11/16 TE Eric Ebron Knee out indefinitely
10/05/16 DE Wallace Gilberry Abdominal IR
09/21/16 RB Ameer Abdullah Foot IR
09/02/16 LS Jimmy Landes Shoulder IR
09/02/16 LB Jon Bostic Foot IR
08/31/16 TE Brandon Pettigrew Knee PUP
08/31/16 TE Timothy Wright ACL IR
08/26/16 WR Corey Fuller Foot PUP
10/25/16 T Derek Newton Knee out for season
10/25/16 RB Jonathan Grimes Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/25/16 RB Lamar Miller Shoulder injured last game, probable Sunday vs. Detroit
10/24/16 LB Brian Peters Quad "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/24/16 S Corey Moore Head injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/24/16 S Quintin Demps Calf "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/17/16 S K.J. Dillon ACL IR
10/17/16 CB Kevin Johnson Foot IR
10/05/16 DT Devon Still Undisclosed IR
09/30/16 DE J.J. Watt Back IR
08/31/16 K Ka'imi Fairbairn Quad IR
08/31/16 S Kurtis Drummond Leg IR
08/31/16 G Nick Martin Ankle IR
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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