Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/10/2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Raymond James Stadium
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The Detroit Lions travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43. The Lions have an ATS record of 5-6-1 while their over/under record is 9-3-0. The Buccaneers have an over/under record of 7-5-0 and they are 3-8-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 9-3-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 5-6-1 against the spread
Important Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-8-1 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
12/03/17 RB Ameer Abdullah Neck is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/03/17 DE Cornelius Washington Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/03/17 RB Dwayne Washington Hip is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/03/17 CB Jamal Agnew Knee is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/03/17 C Travis Swanson Knee is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/03/17 QB Matthew Stafford Hand left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/03/17 T Rick Wagner Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
12/03/17 G T.J. Lang Foot injured last game, is "?" Sunday vs Tampa Bay
11/27/17 S Tavon Wilson Shoulder IR
10/12/17 DT Haloti Ngata Elbow IR
10/06/17 G Zac Kerin Knee IR
09/26/17 G Joe Dahl Leg 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 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
12/03/17 S T.J. Ward Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/03/17 CB Vernon Hargreaves Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/03/17 C Joe Hawley Illness is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/03/17 CB Josh Robinson Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/03/17 DE Robert Ayers Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/03/17 DT Clinton McDonald Back is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
12/03/17 RB Doug Martin Concussion is "?" Sunday vs Detroit
11/29/17 C Ali Marpet Undisclosed IR
11/29/17 T Demar Dotson Undisclosed IR
10/25/17 DE Noah Spence Shoulder IR
10/09/17 K Nick Folk Knee IR
09/05/17 DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Knee IR
09/01/17 DT DaVonte Lambert Wrist IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 5th in the NFL in points scored with 314. They have run 748 plays this season for 4,045 yards, which ranks them 15th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 5.4 yards per play, which is 14th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 224 1st downs this year, placing them 22nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 939 yards as a team, which ranks 31st in the NFL. They've run 280 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 74 times for 669 yards so far this season, which has them 24th in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3,302 yards this season. He has completed 271 passes on 424 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.9%. His quarterback rating is 98.2. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 12.2 yards per completion.
Detroit is 27th in the league in points allowed on defense with 308. They have surrendered a total of 4,323 yards on D, which is 26th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 262 passes on 413 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, placing them 22nd and 19th in the National Football League. The Detroit pass defense has also given up a total of 2,944 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 328 attempts for 1,379 yards this year, putting them in 19th place in the league against the run. The Lions have committed 77 penalties for 681 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 17th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit is ranked 11th in the league in punt returns with 27. They've accumulated 424 punt return yards and average 15.7 yards per return, which is 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 88 yards. They have returned 18 kicks for 339 yards on special teams, ranking 28th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 18.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this year. They are 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,028. The Detroit Lions have attempted 28 field goals this season and made 24, which is 10th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85.7%. Detroit Lions kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,333 yards on 53 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That places them 26th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have run for 1,057 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in the league. They've run 291 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 76 times for 590 yards so far this year, which has them 21st in the NFL in penalties. They are 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 243. They have run 772 plays this year for 4,196 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 15th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 254 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Fitzpatrick has completed 96 throws while attempting 163 passes for a completion percentage of 58.9%. He has passed for 1,103 yards this year. He averages 11.5 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 86.
The Buccaneers rush defense has given up 330 attempts for 1,419 yards this season, putting them in 23rd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 82 penalties for 684 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in the league. They've allowed a score on 38.1% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the NFL. Tampa Bay is 22nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 288. They have given up a total of 4,627 yards on D, which is 31st in the league. The Buccaneers are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has allowed 7.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 31st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 280 throws on 418 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, ranking them 30th and 20th in the league. The Buccaneers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,208 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tried 27 field goals this season and made 20, which is 18th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 74.1%. Tampa Bay kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 19 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,368 yards on 56 punts, averaging 42.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NFL in punting average. Tampa Bay is 29th in the NFL in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 162 punt return yards and are averaging 9 yards per return, which is 12th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 44 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 261 yards on special teams, placing them 32nd in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 21.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 50 yards this season. They are 21st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 4,773.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions -3
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