Detroit Lions at Arizona Cardinals Week 14 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Detroit Lions travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 40.5.
The Lions have an ATS record of 6-6-0 while their over/under record is 6-6-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 5-7-0 and they are 6-5-1 against the spread.
Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 6-6-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 6-5-1 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
12/03/18 LB Devon Kennard Hip is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
12/02/18 WR Brandon Powell Undisclosed is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
12/02/18 RB Kerryon Johnson Knee is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
12/02/18 TE Michael Roberts Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
12/02/18 FB Nick Bellore Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Arizona
11/26/18 WR Marvin Jones Jr. Knee IR
11/14/18 G T.J. Lang Neck IR
10/15/18 CB Jamal Agnew Knee IR
09/04/18 S Marcus Cromartie Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 FB Nick Bawden Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Steve Longa Knee IR
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
12/03/18 WR Christian Kirk Foot IR
12/03/18 OL Mike Iupati Knee IR
12/02/18 WR Chad Williams Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
12/02/18 OL D.J. Humphries Knee is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
12/02/18 LB Deone Bucannon Chest is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
11/27/18 K Phil Dawson Hip IR
11/26/18 LB Josh Bynes Thumb IR
11/14/18 OL Justin Pugh Knee IR
11/05/18 OL John Wetzel Neck IR
09/03/18 DE Arthur Moats Knee IR
09/03/18 RB D.J. Foster Knee IR
09/03/18 LB Jeremy Cash Knee IR
08/07/18 C A.Q. Shipley ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 7th in the NFL in points scored with 254. They have run 768 plays this season for 4,080 yards, which ranks them 13th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 5.3 yards per play, which is 10th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 253 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 1,217 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. They've run 286 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 73 times for 614 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3,086 yards this season. He has completed 292 passes on 439 attempts for a completion percentage of 66.5%. His quarterback rating is 90. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 10.6 yards per completion.
Detroit is 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 316. They have surrendered a total of 4,254 yards on D, which is 27th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense has given up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 244 passes on 361 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, placing them 27th and 28th in the National Football League. The Detroit pass defense has also given up a total of 2,817 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 304 attempts for 1,437 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The Lions have committed 67 penalties for 667 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.5% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit is ranked 10th in the league in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 108 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 16 yards. They have returned 17 kicks for 413 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 24.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 45 yards this year. They are 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 4,838. The Detroit Lions have attempted 26 field goals this season and made 23, which is 13th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88.5%. Detroit Lions kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 23 for 23 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,267 yards on 50 punts, averaging 45.3 yards per punt. That places them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals have run for 1,032 yards as a unit, which ranks 30th in the league. They've run 270 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 75 times for 554 yards so far this year, which has them 14th in the NFL in penalties. They are 25th in the National Football League in points scored with 175. They have run 655 plays this year for 2,872 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals average 4.4 yards per play, which is 30th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 172 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Rosen has completed 148 throws while attempting 273 passes for a completion percentage of 54.2%. He has passed for 1,670 yards this year. He averages 11.3 yards per completion and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 68.2.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 377 attempts for 1,691 yards this season, putting them in 6th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 80 penalties for 596 yards on defense this year. That places them 32nd in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.6% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the NFL. Arizona is 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 310. They have given up a total of 4,336 yards on D, which is 6th in the league. The Cardinals are 5th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 14th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 274 throws on 402 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 18th and 25th in the league. The Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,645 yards in the air, which is 14th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Cardinals have tried 10 field goals this season and made 7, which is 10th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 70.0%. Arizona kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,441 yards on 71 punts, averaging 48.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 6th in the NFL in punting average. Arizona is 4th in the NFL in punt returns with 22. They've totaled 171 punt return yards and are averaging 7.8 yards per return, which is 22nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 44 yards. They have returned 23 kicks for 501 yards on special teams, placing them 24th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 21.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this season. They are 24th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 3,774.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lions -2.5
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