Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/10/2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
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The Detroit Lions head to Oakland Coliseum to play the Oakland Raiders on Friday, August 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 36. The Lions were 8-7-1 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 10-6-0. The Raiders were 5-9-2 against the spread and their over/under mark was 5-11-0.
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Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Detroit Lions were 8-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders were 5-11-0 against the over/under last season
The Oakland Raiders were 5-9-2 against the spread last year
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
08/03/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Knee is "?" Monday vs NY Jets
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
08/03/18 T Donald Penn Foot PUP
08/03/18 DT Eddie Vanderdoes Knee is "?" Monday vs LA Rams
08/03/18 CB Gareon Conley Hip is "?" Monday vs LA Rams
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions were 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 410 last year. They ran 980 plays for 5,404 yards, which ranked them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 10th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 296 1st downs last season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit ran for 1,221 yards as a unit, which ranked 32nd in the league. They ran 363 times, averaging 3.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions were penalized on offense 104 times for 968 yards last year, which had them 18th in the NFL in penalties. Matthew Stafford passed for 4,446 yards last year. He completed 371 throws while attempting 565 passes for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 99.3. He averaged 12 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Detroit was 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 376. They gave up a total of 5,692 yards on D, which was 27th in the league. The Lions were 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense allowed 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 22nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 366 throws on 570 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense last season, ranking them 27th and 28th in the league. The Detroit pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,892 yards in the air, which was 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 432 attempts for 1,800 yards last season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. The Lions had 110 penalties for 971 yards on defense last year. That placed them 24th in the league. They allowed a score on 32.3% of possessions on defense, which was 11th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit was 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 37 last year. They totaled 517 punt return yards and averaged 14 yards per return, which was 1st in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 88 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 583 yards on special teams, placing them 26th in kick return yardage. The Lions averaged 18.2 yards per kick return and had a long of 35 yards last season. They were 11th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,791. The Detroit Lions tried 35 field goals last season and made 30, which was 13th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 85.7%. Detroit Lions kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,189 yards on 73 punts, averaging 43.7 yards per punt. That ranked them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders ran for 1,554 yards as a team last year, which ranked 25th in the NFL. They ran 370 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders were penalized on offense 114 times for 1,009 yards last season, which had them 9th in the league in penalties. They were 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 301. They ran 952 plays last season for 5,185 yards, which ranked them 17th in the league in total offense. The Raiders averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 12th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 287 1st downs last year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. Derek Carr averaged 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion last season. He completed 323 passes on 515 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 86.4. He threw for 3,496 yards.
The Raiders rush defense allowed 433 attempts for 1,743 yards last year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. Oakland committed 102 penalties for 944 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which was 32nd in the league. They were 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 373. They surrendered a total of 5,601 yards on D, which was 23rd in the NFL. The Raiders were ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 27th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 361 passes on 530 attempts against the Oakland defense last season, placing them 24th and 11th in the National Football League. The Oakland Raiders pass defense also gave up a total of 3,858 yards through the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oakland Raiders attempted 21 field goals last season and made 16, which was 29th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 76.2%. Oakland kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 last year. Their punters totaled 3,271 yards on 69 punts, averaging 47.4 yards per punt. That placed them 5th in the NFL in punting average. Oakland was ranked 27th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 155 punt return yards and averaged 5.7 yards per return, which was 30th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 19 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 738 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Raiders averaged 21.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 49 yards last year. They were 25th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,208.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Raiders -3
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