Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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The Detroit Lions travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome to take on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51. The Lions have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Saints have an over/under record of 3-1-0 and they are 2-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important New Orleans Saints Betting Trends
The New Orleans Saints are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The New Orleans Saints are 2-2-0 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
10/09/17 QB Matthew Stafford Leg probable Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/08/17 DT Haloti Ngata Elbow injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/08/17 WR Kenny Golladay Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New Orleans
10/06/17 G Zac Kerin Knee IR
10/05/17 LB Paul Worrilow Knee out indefinitely
09/26/17 G Joe Dahl Leg IR
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
Key New Orleans Saints Injuries
10/04/17 LB Alex Anzalone Arm IR
10/03/17 T Zach Strief Knee IR
10/01/17 T Terron Armstead Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
10/01/17 WR Willie Snead IV Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Detroit
09/27/17 DT David Parry Ankle IR
09/24/17 DE Mitchell Loewen Ankle IR
09/20/17 CB Sterling Moore Pectoral out indefinitely
09/08/17 LS Jon Dorenbos Illness out indefinitely
09/05/17 CB Delvin Breaux Fibula IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 9th in the NFL in points scored with 123. They have run 315 plays this season for 1,441 yards, which ranks them 28th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 4.6 yards per play, which is 30th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 90 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 438 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in the NFL. They've run 124 times, averaging 3.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 32 times for 318 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 1,116 yards this season. He has completed 111 passes on 173 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating is 97.4. He averages 6.5 yards per pass attempt and 10.1 yards per completion.
Detroit is 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 97. They have surrendered a total of 1,652 yards on D, which is 20th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 24th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 115 passes on 178 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, placing them 26th and 27th in the National Football League. The Detroit pass defense has also given up a total of 1,279 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 114 attempts for 373 yards this year, putting them in 7th place in the league against the run. The Lions have committed 34 penalties for 283 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 28.8% of possessions on defense, which is 5th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
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. 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.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New Orleans Saints have run for 376 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in the league. They've run 93 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Saints have been penalized on offense 20 times for 168 yards so far this year, which has them 32nd in the NFL in penalties. They are 20th in the National Football League in points scored with 93. They have run 249 plays this year for 1,482 yards, which ranks them 25th in the NFL in total offense. The Saints average 6 yards per play, which is 7th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 82 1st downs this season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Drew Brees has completed 105 throws while attempting 152 passes for a completion percentage of 69.1%. He has passed for 1,135 yards this year. He averages 10.8 yards per completion and 7.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 108.3.
The Saints rush defense has given up 98 attempts for 438 yards this season, putting them in 12th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 26 penalties for 211 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in the league. They've allowed a score on 42.1% of possessions on defense, which is 29th in the NFL. New Orleans is 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 78. They have given up a total of 1,499 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Saints are 31st in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Their pass defense has allowed 7.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 96 throws on 132 attempts against the New Orleans Saints defense this season, ranking them 10th and 2nd in the league. The Saints pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,061 yards in the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New Orleans Saints have tried 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 3rd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 80.0%. New Orleans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 7 for 7 this season. Their punters have accumulated 442 yards on 9 punts, averaging 49.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 4th in the NFL in punting average. New Orleans is 30th in the NFL in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 28 punt return yards and are averaging 9.3 yards per return, which is 12th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 16 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 171 yards on special teams, placing them 5th in kick return yardage. The Saints average 21.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 34 yards this season. They are 7th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,356.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Saints NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions +3
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