Detroit Lions at Miami Dolphins Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2018
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Hard Rock Stadium
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The Miami Dolphins host the Detroit Lions at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 4 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 48.
The Dolphins have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 4-2-0 against the spread. The Lions have an ATS record of 4-1-0 while their over/under record is 4-1-0.
Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 4-1-0 against the spread
Important Miami Dolphins Betting Trends
The Miami Dolphins are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Miami Dolphins are 4-2-0 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
10/15/18 CB Jamal Agnew Knee IR
10/14/18 LB Eli Harold Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Miami
10/14/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Miami
10/14/18 RB Kerryon Johnson Ankle is probable Sunday vs Miami
10/14/18 TE Michael Roberts Knee is questionable Sunday vs Miami
10/14/18 G T.J. Lang Concussion is questionable Sunday vs Miami
10/14/18 S Tavon Wilson Back is questionable Sunday vs Miami
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 Miami Dolphins Injuries
10/14/18 DE Jonathan Woodard Concussion injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/14/18 TE A.J. Derby Foot is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/14/18 CB Bobby McCain Knee is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/14/18 DE Cameron Wake Knee is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/14/18 QB Ryan Tannehill Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/03/18 C Daniel Kilgore Arm IR
09/24/18 DE William Hayes Knee is out for season
09/15/18 G Josh Sitton Shoulder IR
09/06/18 TE MarQueis Gray Achilles IR
09/04/18 C Jake Brendel Calf IR
09/04/18 LB Mike Hull Knee IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 486 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. They've run 114 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 35 times for 319 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the league in penalties. They are 7th in the NFL in points scored with 125. They have run 320 plays this season for 1,826 yards, which ranks them 13th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 5.7 yards per play, which is 10th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 106 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11 yards per completion. He has completed 126 passes on 191 attempts for a completion percentage of 66%. His quarterback rating is 93.8. He has thrown for 1,385 yards this season.
The Lions rush defense has allowed 138 attempts for 729 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. Detroit has committed 35 penalties for 305 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 44.4% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the league. They are 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 137. They have surrendered a total of 1,839 yards on D, which is 27th in the NFL. The Lions are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has given up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 97 passes on 152 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 1,110 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Detroit Lions have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 13th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75.0%. Detroit Lions kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 852 yards on 19 punts, averaging 44.8 yards per punt. That places them 25th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is ranked 10th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 39 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 16 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 197 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 28.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 45 yards this year. They are 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,121.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Miami Dolphins are 28th in the National Football League in points scored with 130. They have run 335 plays this year for 1,982 yards, which ranks them 25th in the NFL in total offense. The Dolphins average 5.9 yards per play, which is 22nd in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 100 1st downs this season, ranking them 25th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Miami has run for 641 yards as a unit, which ranks 29th in the league. They've run 145 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Dolphins have been penalized on offense 44 times for 376 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the NFL in penalties. Brock Osweiler has passed for 415 yards this year. He's completed 32 throws while attempting 49 passes for a completion percentage of 65.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 102. He averages 13 yards per completion and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Miami is 29th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 145. They have given up a total of 2,380 yards on D, which is 16th in the league. The Dolphins are 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 23rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 137 throws on 214 attempts against the Miami defense this season, ranking them 16th and 9th in the league. The Dolphins pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,671 yards in the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 177 attempts for 709 yards this season, putting them in 14th place in the NFL against the run. The Miami Dolphins have had 38 penalties for 298 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in the league. They've allowed a score on 34.3% of possessions on defense, which is 23rd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Miami is 9th in the NFL in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 157 punt return yards and are averaging 15.7 yards per return, which is 20th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 71 yards. They have returned 12 kicks for 394 yards on special teams, placing them 7th in kick return yardage. The Dolphins average 32.8 yards per kick return and have a long of 102 yards this season. They are 22nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,631. The Miami Dolphins have tried 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 23rd in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 100.0%. Miami kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 14 for 15 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,457 yards on 32 punts, averaging 45.5 yards per punt. That ranks them 19th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Dolphins NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lions +4
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