New York Jets at Detroit Lions Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/19/2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Ford Field is the venue for the game between the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 5.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 38. The Lions were 8-9-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 6-11-0. The Jets were 6-10-0 ATS and their over/under record was 7-9-0.
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Valuable New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Jets were 6-10-0 against the spread last year
Important 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
Key New York Jets Injuries
08/07/17 WR Quincy Enunwa Neck IR (08/07)
07/30/17 WR Devin Smith ACL IR (06/13)
07/30/17 WR Jalin Marshall Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
07/30/17 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-2
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
08/14/17 DE Kerry Hyder Achilles out indefinitely
07/19/17 DE Armonty Bryant Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets ran for 1,802 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 12th in the league. They ran 418 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Jets were penalized on offense 93 times for 837 yards last season, which had them 29th in the NFL in penalties. They were 30th in the National Football League in points scored with 275. They ran 1,003 plays last year for 5,268 yards, which ranked them 26th in the NFL in total offense. The Jets averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 20th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 291 1st downs last season, ranking them 27th overall as an offensive unit. Josh McCown completed 90 throws while attempting 165 passes for a completion percentage of 54.5% last year. He passed for 1,100 yards. He averaged 12.2 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 72.3 and his QBR was 35.1.
The Jets rush defense gave up 428 attempts for 1,581 yards last season, putting them in 11th place in the NFL against the run. They had 74 penalties for 651 yards on defense last year. That placed them 1st in the league. They allowed a score on 37.7% of possessions on defense, which was 20th in the NFL. New York was 28th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 409. They gave up a total of 5,479 yards on D, which was 11th in the league. The Jets were 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 24th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 347 throws on 545 attempts against the New York Jets defense last season, ranking them 12th and 8th in the league. The New York pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,898 yards in the air, which was 17th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions were 20th in the NFL in points scored with 346 last season. They ran 981 plays last year for 5,421 yards, which ranked them 21st in the league in total offense. The Lions averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 17th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 329 1st downs last year, placing them 15th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit ran for 1,310 yards as a team, which ranked 30th in the NFL. They ran 350 times last year, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions were penalized on offense 100 times for 861 yards last season, which had them 24th in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford threw for 4,327 yards last season. He completed 388 passes on 594 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His QBR last year was 70.5 while is quarterback rating was 93.3. He averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.2 yards per completion.
Detroit was 13th in the league in points allowed on defense with 358 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,676 yards on D, which was 18th in the NFL. The Lions were ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense gave up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 27th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 399 passes on 549 attempts against the Detroit defense last season, placing them 29th and 12th in the National Football League. The Detroit Lions pass defense also gave up a total of 3,975 yards through the air, which was 19th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 389 attempts for 1,701 yards last year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The Lions committed 122 penalties for 979 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 25th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 39.4% of possessions on defense, which was 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions -5.5
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