Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/1/2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
U.S. Bank Stadium
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The Minnesota Vikings host the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The Vikings have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 2-1-0 against the spread. The Lions have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0.
Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Minnesota Vikings Betting Trends
The Minnesota Vikings are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Vikings are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
09/24/17 DE Anthony Zettel Knee left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/24/17 LB Jarrad Davis Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/24/17 G Joe Dahl Leg "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/24/17 C Travis Swanson Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/24/17 S Tavon Wilson Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Minnesota
09/22/17 RB Dwayne Washington Quad out indefinitely
09/13/17 T Corey Robinson Foot 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
09/04/17 P Sam Martin Foot PUP
08/28/17 T Taylor Decker Shoulder PUP
07/19/17 DE Armonty Bryant Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/8 vs. Carolina)
Key Minnesota Vikings Injuries
09/24/17 G Danny Isidora Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/24/17 QB Sam Bradford Knee "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/05/17 DE Datone Jones Shoulder IR
09/05/17 WR Michael Floyd Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/09 vs Chicago)
09/05/17 QB Teddy Bridgewater Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 291 yards as a team, which ranks 17th in the NFL. They've run 78 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 25 times for 248 yards so far this season, which has them 9th in the league in penalties. They are 7th in the NFL in points scored with 85. They have run 191 plays this season for 948 yards, which ranks them 16th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 5 yards per play, which is 20th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 52 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 9.8 yards per completion. He has completed 69 passes on 107 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.5%. His quarterback rating is 100.1. He has thrown for 678 yards this season.
The Lions rush defense has allowed 64 attempts for 258 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. Detroit has committed 21 penalties for 173 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 13th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 30.6% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the league. They are 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 63. They have surrendered a total of 1,006 yards on D, which is 19th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 16th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 73 passes on 115 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, placing them 26th and 29th in the National Football League. The Detroit pass defense has also given up a total of 748 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Detroit Lions have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 11th in the National Football League. Detroit Lions kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this year. Their punters have totaled 637 yards on 15 punts, averaging 42.5 yards per punt. That places them 30th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is ranked 13th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 159 punt return yards and average 22.7 yards per return, which is 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 88 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 75 yards on special teams, ranking 25th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 15 yards per kick return and have a long of 18 yards this year. They are 14th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,203.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Vikings are 12th in the National Football League in points scored with 72. They have run 193 plays this year for 1,201 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the NFL in total offense. The Vikings average 6.2 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 62 1st downs this season, ranking them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 345 yards as a unit, which ranks 11th in the league. They've run 87 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Vikings have been penalized on offense 21 times for 234 yards so far this year, which has them 19th in the NFL in penalties. Case Keenum has passed for 536 yards this year. He's completed 45 throws while attempting 70 passes for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.8. He averages 11.9 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 62. They have given up a total of 1,021 yards on D, which is 22nd in the league. The Vikings are 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has allowed 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 26th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 78 throws on 112 attempts against the Minnesota defense this season, ranking them 29th and 24th in the league. The Vikings pass defense has also surrendered a total of 833 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 62 attempts for 188 yards this season, putting them in 5th place in the NFL against the run. The Minnesota Vikings have had 23 penalties for 161 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in the league. They've allowed a score on 46.7% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Minnesota is 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 23 punt return yards and are averaging 7.7 yards per return, which is 16th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 13 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 180 yards on special teams, placing them 4th in kick return yardage. The Vikings average 25.7 yards per kick return and have a long of 39 yards this season. They are 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,430. The Minnesota Vikings have tried 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 12th in the league. Minnesota kickers have made 75% of their extra points, going 6 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 472 yards on 11 punts, averaging 42.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Vikings NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lions
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