Sunday, September 11, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium
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The Detroit Lions take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Lucas Oil Stadium. The opening line for this game has Indianapolis as 4 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51. Last season the Lions were 7-9-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 9-7-0. The Colts had an over/under record of 8-8-0 and they were 8-8-0 against the spread.
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Detroit scored 22 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 18th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 26 passes on 40 attempts for a 65% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 263 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 9th in the league. The Lions ran for an average of 83 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranked them 32nd in the NFL. They also ran 64 plays per contest and averaged 5.4 yards per play for an average of 347 yards per game, ranking their offense 20th overall last season. The Lions averaged 21 first downs per game which ranked them 12th in the league. They accumulated 58.1 penalty yards per game via 6.5 penalties, which ranked 16th in the NFL.
Detroit allowed 237 passing yards per game, ranking 15th in the league, and they allowed 25 points per contest on defense, which ranked 23rd. They gave up 23 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 70%. The Lions allowed 113 rushing yards per game on 27 carries for a 4.2 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 19th in the NFL. Detroit allowed 350 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.2 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 6 penalties for 49.1 yards per game, ranking them 6th among all teams in the league.
Indianapolis averaged 21 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 24th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 22 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 56% percent completion percentage. They threw for 232 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 22nd. The Colts ran for an average of 90 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 29th on the ground. They also ran 66 plays per game and averaged 4.9 yards per play for a total of 321 yards per game, ranking them 29th in the league on offense. The Colts got an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranked 26th. They averaged 58.2 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, ranking them 19th in the NFL.
Indianapolis allowed an average of 257 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 24th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 26 points per contest, which had them ranked 25th. They gave up 22 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Colts allowed 122 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 25th in the NFL. Indianapolis allowed 379 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranked 26th in the league. They forced 1.6 turnovers per contest and 8.3 penalties for 73 yards in each contest, ranking 30th.
Matthew Stafford finished his last game of last season with 298 yards through the air for Detroit. He completed 28 passes out of 39 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. Ameer Abdullah led the Lions in rushing with 44 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 10 rushing attempts for the game. Calvin Johnson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 137 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. As a team in that game Detroit totaled 349 yards by way of 64 plays. They rushed the ball 21 times for a total of 67 yards on the game and the Lions totaled 22 first downs by getting 4 rushing, 18 passing and 0 by penalty.
Josh Freeman finished his last game of last season with 149 yards through the air for Indianapolis. He completed 15 passes out of 28 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. Frank Gore led the Colts in rushing with 76 yards. He averaged 4 yards per carry on his 19 rushing attempts for the game. Coby Fleener was the team leader in receiving with a total of 88 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Indianapolis totaled 327 yards by way of 71 plays. They rushed the ball 32 times for a total of 127 yards on the game and the Colts totaled 20 first downs by getting 8 rushing, 11 passing and 1 by penalty.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit was 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
Detroit had an ATS record of 7-9-0 last season
Indianapolis Betting Trends
Indianapolis was 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
Indianapolis had an ATS record of 8-8-0 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 RB Ameer Abdullah Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Indianapolis
09/07/16 LB DeAndre Levy Undisclosed "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
09/07/16 TE Orson Charles Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. Indianapolis
09/02/16 TE Andrew Quarless Suspension expected to miss first 2 games
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 Eric Ebron Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Indianapolis
08/31/16 TE Timothy Wright ACL IR
08/26/16 WR Corey Fuller Foot PUP
09/07/16 S Clayton Geathers Foot doubtful Sunday vs. Detroit
09/07/16 TE Dwayne Allen Hip "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/07/16 CB Patrick Robinson Groin "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/05/16 DT Henry Anderson Knee doubtful Sunday vs. Detroit
09/02/16 DT Arthur Jones Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/02/16 CB Darius Butler Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/02/16 DE Kendall Langford Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/02/16 LB Sio Moore Hamstring doubtful Sunday vs. Detroit
08/28/16 T Jack Mewhort Knee expected to miss 2-4 weeks
08/22/16 CB Vontae Davis Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Indianapolis
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