Detroit Lions at New York Giants Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/18/2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
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MetLife Stadium is the venue for the game between the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants on Monday, September 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New York as 5 point favorites. The total has been set at 43.5. The Giants are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0. The Lions are 1-0-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-0-0.
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Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 1-0-0 against the spread
Important New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The New York Giants are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
09/11/17 WR Golden Tate Finger probable Monday vs. NY Giants
09/11/17 P Kasey Redfern Knee out indefinitely
09/10/17 T Corey Robinson Foot "?" Monday vs. NY Giants
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 New York Giants Injuries
09/11/17 WR Odell Beckham Jr. Ankle "?" Monday vs. Detroit
09/10/17 LB Keenan Robinson Concussion "?" Monday vs. Detroit
09/10/17 WR Tavarres King Ankle "?" Monday vs. Detroit
09/04/17 LB Mark Herzlich Neck IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 82 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in the league. They've run 27 times, averaging 3 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 10 times for 100 yards so far this year, which has them 5th in the NFL in penalties. They are 3rd in the National Football League in points scored with 35. They have run 69 plays this year for 367 yards, which ranks them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5.3 yards per play, which is 12th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 19 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford has completed 29 throws while attempting 41 passes for a completion percentage of 70.7%. He has passed for 292 yards this year. He averages 10.1 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 113.1.
The Lions rush defense has given up 18 attempts for 45 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 6 penalties for 55 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in the league. Detroit is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 23. They have given up a total of 309 yards on D, which is 18th in the league. The Lions are 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Their pass defense has allowed 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 13th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 27 throws on 48 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, ranking them 26th and 32nd in the league. The Detroit pass defense has also surrendered a total of 264 yards in the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit Lions kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 2 for 2 this season. Their punters have accumulated 189 yards on 5 punts, averaging 37.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 28th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 48 punt return yards and are averaging 16 yards per return, which is 3rd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 24 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 49 yards on special teams, placing them 8th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 16.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 18 yards this season. They are 4th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 471.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants are 28th in the NFL in points scored with 3. They have run 53 plays this season for 233 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Giants average 4.4 yards per play, which is 24th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 13 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground New York has run for 35 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the NFL. They've run 12 times, averaging 2.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Giants have been penalized on offense 6 times for 55 yards so far this season, which has them 16th in the league in penalties. Eli Manning has thrown for 220 yards this season. He has completed 29 passes on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 76.3%. His quarterback rating is 78.8. He averages 5.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 yards per completion.
New York is 15th in the league in points allowed on defense with 19. They have surrendered a total of 392 yards on D, which is 29th in the NFL. The Giants are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 24 passes on 39 attempts against the New York defense this season, placing them 20th and 25th in the National Football League. The Giants pass defense has also given up a total of 263 yards through the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 31 attempts for 129 yards this year, putting them in 26th place in the league against the run. The New York Giants have committed 5 penalties for 50 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
New York has returned 2 kicks for 42 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Giants average 21 yards per kick return and have a long of 23 yards this year. They are 23rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 298. Their punters have totaled 269 yards on 6 punts, averaging 44.8 yards per punt. That places them 14th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Giants -5
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