Sunday, November 6, 2016
TCF Bank Stadium
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The Detroit Lions take on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 41. The Lions are 4-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-4-0. The Vikings have an over/under record of 2-5-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
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Matthew Stafford finished with 240 yards through the air for Detroit last week. He completed 27 passes out of 41 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Lions were led in rushing by Theo Riddick, who finished with 56 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Eric Ebron was the team leader in receiving with a total of 79 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Detroit got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 2 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 56 total plays for 289 yards for the game. The Lions ran for 58 yards on 14 attempts.
Sam Bradford finished with 228 yards passing for Minnesota last week. He went 23 for 37, resulting in a 62% completion percentage. The Vikings were led on the ground by Matt Asiata, who finished with 42 yards on 14 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Stefon Diggs led the team in receiving with 76 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Minnesota had 15 first downs total. 1 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 258 yards for the contest. The Vikings ran for 57 yards on 18 carries as a team.
Detroit scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 16th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 35 attempts for a 69% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 256 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 16th in the league. The Lions run for an average of 86 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. That ranks them 27th in the league. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 341 yards per game, ranking their offense 21st overall this season. The Lions average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 15th in the NFL. They accumulate 69.4 penalty yards per game via 7.5 penalties, which ranks 12th in the league.
Detroit allows 259 passing yards per game, ranking 19th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 21st. They give up 25 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 74%. The Lions allow 111 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 17th in the NFL. Detroit allows 370 total yards per game including 6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 23rd in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 58.8 yards per game, ranking them 28th among NFL teams.
Minnesota averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 25th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. They throw for 221 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th. The Vikings run for an average of 72 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 2.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for a total of 293 yards per game, ranking them 31st in the league on offense. The Vikings get an average of 17 first downs per game, which ranks 30th. They average 59.7 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, ranking them 25th in the NFL.
Minnesota allows an average of 205 passing yards per game, which ranks 4th in the league. Their defense overall allows 15 points per contest, which has them ranked 1st. They give up 21 completions on 37 attempts for a completion percentage of 57% per game. The Vikings allow 93 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the NFL. Minnesota allows 297 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 1st in the league. They force 5.6 penalties for 43.4 yards in each contest, ranking 2nd.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-4-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 4-4-0 this season
Minnesota Betting Trends
Minnesota is 2-5-0 against the over/under this season
Minnesota has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/30/16 T Corey Robinson Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/30/16 CB Darius Slay Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/30/16 RB Dwayne Washington Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/30/16 DT Haloti Ngata Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
10/13/16 LB DeAndre Levy Quad 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
10/31/16 G Alex Boone Head injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/31/16 S Andrew Sendejo Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/31/16 WR Jarius Wright Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/31/16 RB Jerick McKinnon Foot "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/31/16 C Zac Kerin Hand "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/31/16 CB Marcus Sherels Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/31/16 TE MyCole Pruitt Leg "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/11/16 OT Andre Smith Elbow IR
09/23/16 DT Sharrif Floyd Knee out indefinitely
09/21/16 T Matt Kalil Hip IR
09/19/16 RB Adrian Peterson Knee IR
08/31/16 T Mike Harris Undisclosed PUP
08/30/16 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee IR
08/11/16 QB Taylor Heinicke Foot out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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