Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/13/2017
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Lucas Oil Stadium
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Lucas Oil Stadium is the venue for the game between the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Indianapolis as 1 point favorites. The total has been set at 38. The Colts were 7-8-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 9-7-0. The Lions were 8-9-0 ATS and their over/under record was 6-11-0.
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Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions were 6-11-0 against the over/under last season
The Detroit Lions were 8-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Indianapolis Colts Betting Trends
The Indianapolis Colts were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Indianapolis Colts were 7-8-1 against the spread last year
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
07/19/17 DE Armonty Bryant Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
Key Indianapolis Colts Injuries
07/30/17 S Clayton Geathers Neck PUP
07/29/17 QB Andrew Luck Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. LA Rams
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions ran for 1,310 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 30th in the league. They ran 350 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions were penalized on offense 100 times for 861 yards last season, which had them 24th in the NFL in penalties. They were 20th in the National Football League in points scored with 346. They ran 981 plays last year for 5,421 yards, which ranked them 21st in the NFL in total offense. The Lions averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 17th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 329 1st downs last season, ranking them 15th overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford completed 388 throws while attempting 594 passes for a completion percentage of 65.3% last year. He passed for 4,327 yards. He averaged 11.2 yards per completion and 7.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 93.3 and his QBR was 70.5.
The Lions rush defense gave up 389 attempts for 1,701 yards last season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. They had 122 penalties for 979 yards on defense last year. That placed them 25th in the league. They allowed a score on 39.4% of possessions on defense, which was 25th in the NFL. Detroit was 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 358. They gave up a total of 5,676 yards on D, which was 18th in the league. The Lions were 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 399 throws on 549 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense last season, ranking them 29th and 12th in the league. The Detroit pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,975 yards in the air, which was 19th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Indianapolis Colts were 8th in the NFL in points scored with 411 last season. They ran 1,037 plays last year for 5,830 yards, which ranked them 10th in the league in total offense. The Colts averaged 5.6 yards per play, which was 13th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 351 1st downs last year, placing them 6th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Indianapolis ran for 1,628 yards as a team, which ranked 23rd in the NFL. They ran 409 times last year, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Colts were penalized on offense 103 times for 883 yards last season, which had them 21st in the league in penalties.
Indianapolis was 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 392 last year. They surrendered a total of 6,126 yards on D, which was 30th in the NFL. The Colts were ranked 30th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense gave up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 25th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 378 passes on 582 attempts against the Indianapolis defense last season, placing them 23rd and 19th in the National Football League. The Indianapolis Colts pass defense also gave up a total of 4,200 yards through the air, which was 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 409 attempts for 1,926 yards last year, putting them in 25th place in the league against the run. The Colts committed 125 penalties for 1,155 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 31st in the NFL. They gave up a score on 41.5% of possessions on defense, which was 30th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Colts -1
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