Sunday, October 16, 2016
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The Los Angeles Rams travel to Ford Field to play the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 43.5. The Rams are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-3-0. The Lions have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread.
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Case Keenum finished with 271 yards through the air for Los Angeles last week. He completed 21 passes out of 31 attempts for a 68% completion percentage. The Rams were led in rushing by Todd Gurley, who finished with 72 yards on 23 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Kenny Britt was the team leader in receiving with a total of 75 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game Los Angeles got a total of 23 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 345 yards for the game. The Rams ran for 102 yards on 29 attempts.
Matthew Stafford finished with 180 yards passing for Detroit last week. He went 19 for 25, resulting in a 76% completion percentage. The Lions were led on the ground by Theo Riddick, who finished with 49 yards on 11 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Anquan Boldin led the team in receiving with 48 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Detroit had 21 first downs total. 6 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 56 total plays for 244 yards for the contest. The Lions ran for 80 yards on 27 carries as a team.
Los Angeles scores 16 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 30 attempts for a 60% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 202 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 30th in the league. The Rams run for an average of 82 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 3 yards per carry. That ranks them 29th in the league. They also run 59 plays per contest and average 4.8 yards per play for an average of 284 yards per game, ranking their offense 32nd overall this season. The Rams average 16 first downs per game which ranks them 31st in the NFL. They accumulate 74.6 penalty yards per game via 8.4 penalties, which ranks 6th in the league.
Los Angeles allows 242 passing yards per game, ranking 14th, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 14th. They give up 24 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Rams allow 122 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 4.4 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the NFL. Los Angeles allows 365 total yards per game including 5.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 18th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 6.8 penalties for 61.8 yards per game, ranking them 15th among NFL teams.
Detroit averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 14th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 25 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. They throw for 260 yards through the air per game, ranking them 13th. The Lions run for an average of 90 yards per game on 23 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 23rd on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 350 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the league on offense. The Lions get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 10th. They average 77.6 penalty yards per game via 8.2 penalties, ranking them 5th in the NFL.
Detroit allows an average of 263 passing yards per game, which ranks 23rd in the league. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th. They give up 25 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 71% per game. The Lions allow 115 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Detroit allows 378 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 24th in the league. They force 8.6 penalties for 67.8 yards in each contest, ranking 30th.
Los Angeles Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 2-3-0 against the over/under this season
Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Detroit has an ATS record of 2-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/10/16 G Cody Wichmann Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/10/16 CB Trumaine Johnson Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Detroit
10/09/16 RB Benny Cunningham Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/09/16 DT Michael Brockers Hip "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/09/16 DE Robert Quinn Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/09/16 DE William Hayes Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/09/16 DT Louis Trinca-Pasat Knee out for season
10/11/16 TE Eric Ebron Knee out indefinitely
10/10/16 DT Haloti Ngata Shoulder injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
10/09/16 LB DeAndre Levy Quad "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
10/09/16 RB Dwayne Washington Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
10/09/16 DE Ezekiel Ansah Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Los Angeles
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
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