Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Detroit Lions take on the New York Giants on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at MetLife Stadium. The opening line for this game has New York as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44. The Lions are 8-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-9-0. The Giants have an over/under record of 3-10-0 and they are 7-5-1 against the spread.
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Matthew Stafford finished with 223 yards through the air for Detroit last week. He completed 21 passes out of 35 attempts for a 60% completion percentage. The Lions were led in rushing by Dwayne Washington, who finished with 64 yards on 16 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 67 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Detroit got a total of 25 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 13 came through the air. They ran 66 total plays for 323 yards for the game. The Lions ran for 114 yards on 28 attempts.
Eli Manning finished with 193 yards passing for New York last week. He went 17 for 28, resulting in a 61% completion percentage. The Giants were led on the ground by Rashad Jennings, who finished with 45 yards on 15 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Odell Beckham Jr. led the team in receiving with 94 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. New York had 12 first downs total. 4 came from running the ball and 7 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 260 yards for the contest. The Giants ran for 93 yards on 33 carries as a team.
Detroit scores 23 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 36 attempts for a 67% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 252 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 14th in the league. The Lions run for an average of 84 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the league. They also run 61 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 336 yards per game, ranking their offense 21st overall this season. The Lions average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 16th in the NFL. They accumulate 58 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 25th in the league.
Detroit allows 253 passing yards per game, ranking 20th, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 10th. They give up 26 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 74%. The Lions allow 98 rushing yards per game on 23 carries for an average of 4.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 11th in the NFL. Detroit allows 350 total yards per game including 5.8 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.6 penalties for 62.4 yards per game, ranking them 24th among NFL teams.
New York averages 20 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 25th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 37 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. They throw for 244 yards through the air per game, ranking them 16th. The Giants run for an average of 79 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 31st on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 322 yards per game, ranking them 27th in the league on offense. The Giants get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 30th. They average 55.3 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, ranking them 31st in the NFL.
New York allows an average of 257 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in the league. Their defense overall allows 19 points per contest, which has them ranked 7th. They give up 24 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 59% per game. The Giants allow 93 rushing yards per contest on 26 carries for a 3.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the NFL. New York allows 349 total yards per game for an average of 5.1 yards per play, which ranks 14th in the league. They force 7.4 penalties for 60.8 yards in each contest, ranking 13th.
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-9-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 8-5-0 this season
New York Betting Trends
New York is 3-10-0 against the over/under this season
New York has an ATS record of 7-5-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/12/16 QB Matthew Stafford Finger injured last game, probable Sunday vs. NY Giants
12/11/16 RB Theo Riddick Wrist "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
12/11/16 C Travis Swanson Concussion "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
12/08/16 DE Armonty Bryant Knee IR
12/07/16 TE Brandon Pettigrew Knee IR
12/07/16 CB Quandre Diggs Shoulder IR
11/02/16 TE Cole Wick Knee 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 Timothy Wright ACL IR
12/12/16 RB Shane Vereen Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/11/16 G Justin Pugh Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/11/16 LB Mark Herzlich Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/11/16 S Nat Berhe Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/11/16 DE Owa Odighizuwa Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
12/07/16 DE Jason Pierre-Paul Groin expected to miss 6-8 weeks
11/30/16 RB Orleans Darkwa Leg IR
11/09/16 S Darian Thompson Foot IR
10/21/16 K Josh Brown Disciplinary out for season
09/19/16 S Mykkele Thompson Knee IR
09/13/16 LB J.T. Thomas Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
Tony's Pick: Take New York -4.5
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