Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/24/2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Paul Brown Stadium
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The Detroit Lions travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, December 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The Lions have an ATS record of 7-6-1 while their over/under record is 9-5-0. The Bengals have an over/under record of 6-8-0 and they are 7-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 9-5-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 7-6-1 against the spread
Important Cincinnati Bengals Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bengals are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Cincinnati Bengals are 7-7-0 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
12/16/17 T Rick Wagner Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/16/17 G T.J. Lang Foot left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/16/17 RB Theo Riddick Wrist injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/16/17 WR TJ Jones Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
12/16/17 C Travis Swanson Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Cincinnati
11/27/17 S Tavon Wilson Shoulder IR
10/12/17 DT Haloti Ngata Elbow IR
10/06/17 G Zac Kerin Knee IR
09/11/17 P Kasey Redfern Knee IR
09/05/17 DE Kerry Hyder Jr. Achilles IR
09/05/17 RB Mike James Concussion IR
Key Cincinnati Bengals Injuries
12/17/17 LB Jordan Evans Forearm injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/17/17 T Cedric Ogbuehi Shoulder left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/17/17 CB Dre Kirkpatrick Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/17/17 S George Iloka Shoulder left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/17/17 LB Nick Vigil Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/17/17 C T.J. Johnson Pectoral is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/17/17 LB Vontaze Burfict Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/17/17 HB Joe Mixon Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/15/17 LB Kevin Minter Hamstring IR
12/09/17 CB Adam Jones Groin IR
12/07/17 WR John Ross Shoulder IR
11/11/17 HB Jeremy Hill Ankle IR
11/08/17 T Jake Fisher Illness IR
10/12/17 TE Tyler Eifert Back IR
09/05/17 QB Jeff Driskel Thumb IR
08/30/17 HB Cedric Peerman Shoulder IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 7th in the NFL in points scored with 358. They have run 867 plays this season for 4,772 yards, which ranks them 13th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 5.5 yards per play, which is 12th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 263 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 1,083 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the NFL. They've run 318 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 90 times for 832 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3,920 yards this season. He has completed 332 passes on 501 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.3%. His quarterback rating is 99.1. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 11.8 yards per completion.
Detroit is 25th in the league in points allowed on defense with 339. They have surrendered a total of 5,072 yards on D, which is 27th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 319 passes on 497 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, placing them 25th and 26th in the National Football League. The Detroit pass defense has also given up a total of 3,517 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 371 attempts for 1,555 yards this year, putting them in 16th place in the league against the run. The Lions have committed 97 penalties for 843 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 32.3% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit is ranked 8th in the league in punt returns with 34. They've accumulated 486 punt return yards and average 14.3 yards per return, which is 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 88 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 443 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 17.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this year. They are 12th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,956. The Detroit Lions have attempted 31 field goals this season and made 27, which is 11th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 87.1%. Detroit Lions kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 35 for 36 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,722 yards on 62 punts, averaging 43.9 yards per punt. That places them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cincinnati Bengals have run for 1,078 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 313 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Bengals have been penalized on offense 99 times for 907 yards so far this year, which has them 12th in the NFL in penalties. They are 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 233. They have run 774 plays this year for 3,765 yards, which ranks them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Bengals average 4.9 yards per play, which is 24th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 217 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Andy Dalton has completed 247 throws while attempting 411 passes for a completion percentage of 60.1%. He has passed for 2,860 yards this year. He averages 11.6 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 87.
The Bengals rush defense has given up 441 attempts for 1,841 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 92 penalties for 785 yards on defense this year. That places them 15th in the league. They've allowed a score on 38% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the NFL. Cincinnati is 15th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 305. They have given up a total of 4,837 yards on D, which is 19th in the league. The Bengals are 5th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 292 throws on 479 attempts against the Cincinnati Bengals defense this season, ranking them 13th and 18th in the league. The Bengals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,996 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Cincinnati Bengals have tried 15 field goals this season and made 13, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 86.7%. Cincinnati kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 26 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,607 yards on 77 punts, averaging 46.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 8th in the NFL in punting average. Cincinnati is 2nd in the NFL in punt returns with 41. They've totaled 381 punt return yards and are averaging 9.3 yards per return, which is 9th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 40 yards. They have returned 30 kicks for 626 yards on special teams, placing them 13th in kick return yardage. The Bengals average 20.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 41 yards this season. They are 31st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,011.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Bengals NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions -3
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