Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/30/2018
Sunday, September 30, 2018
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The Detroit Lions travel to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.
The Lions have an ATS record of 2-1-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Cowboys have an over/under record of 0-3-0 and they are 1-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Dallas Cowboys Betting Trends
The Dallas Cowboys are 0-3-0 against the over/under
The Dallas Cowboys are 1-2-0 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
09/23/18 T Andrew Donnal Knee is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/23/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/23/18 TE Michael Roberts Knee is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
09/04/18 S Marcus Cromartie Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 FB Nick Bawden Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Steve Longa Knee IR
09/04/18 RB Zach Zenner Back IR
Key Dallas Cowboys Injuries
09/24/18 LB Sean Lee Hamstring is OUT 2-4 weeks
09/23/18 DT Maliek Collins Knee is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/07/18 DE Datone Jones Knee is out indefinitely
09/07/18 G Parker Ehinger Knee IR
09/04/18 WR Cedrick Wilson Shoulder IR
09/04/18 S Jameill Showers Knee IR
09/04/18 G Marcus Martin Toe IR
09/04/18 WR Noah Brown Hamstring IR
08/23/18 C Travis Frederick Illness is out indefinitely
06/15/18 DL David Irving Suspension 4- game suspension (elgible to return 10/7 vs Houston)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 7th in the NFL in points scored with 70. They have run 210 plays this season for 1,180 yards, which ranks them 13th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 5.6 yards per play, which is 10th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 70 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 296 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. They've run 66 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 19 times for 190 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 895 yards this season. He has completed 88 passes on 135 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating is 83.4. He averages 6.6 yards per pass attempt and 10.2 yards per completion.
Detroit is 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 88. They have surrendered a total of 904 yards on D, which is 27th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has given up 5.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 48 passes on 73 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 456 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 83 attempts for 448 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The Lions have committed 21 penalties for 173 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 41.2% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Dallas Cowboys have run for 398 yards as a unit, which ranks 2nd in the league. They've run 66 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cowboys have been penalized on offense 23 times for 187 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. They are 14th in the National Football League in points scored with 41. They have run 165 plays this year for 833 yards, which ranks them 14th in the NFL in total offense. The Cowboys average 5 yards per play, which is 14th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 13th overall as an offensive unit. Dak Prescott has completed 54 throws while attempting 88 passes for a completion percentage of 61.4%. He has passed for 498 yards this year. He averages 9.2 yards per completion and 5.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 74.9.
The Cowboys rush defense has given up 88 attempts for 295 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 22 penalties for 171 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29.4% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL. Dallas is 13th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 53. They have given up a total of 843 yards on D, which is 8th in the league. The Cowboys are 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 7th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 66 throws on 96 attempts against the Dallas Cowboys defense this season, ranking them 31st and 22nd in the league. The Cowboys pass defense has also surrendered a total of 548 yards in the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Cowboys NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions +3.5
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