Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers Week 2 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/16/2018
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Levi's Stadium is the venue for the game between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 48.
The 49ers are 0-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-1-0. The Lions are 0-1-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-0-0.
Valuable Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 1-0-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 0-1-0 against the spread
Important San Francisco 49ers Betting Trends
The San Francisco 49ers are 0-1-0 against the over/under
The San Francisco 49ers are 0-1-0 against the spread
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
09/11/18 QB Matthew Stafford Chest is probable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/10/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Shoulder left last game, is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
09/10/18 RB LeGarrette Blount Knee left last game, is questionable Sunday vs San Francisco
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 San Francisco 49ers Injuries
09/11/18 WR Marquise Goodwin Quad is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Detroit
09/09/18 LB Brock Coyle Neck injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/09/18 OL Erik Magnuson Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/09/18 G Joshua Garnett Foot left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/09/18 LB Malcolm Smith Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/09/18 OL Mike Person Foot injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/08/18 LB Dekoda Watson Hamstring IR
09/04/18 RB Jerick McKinnon ACL IR
09/04/18 S Marcell Harris Achilles IR
08/03/18 WR Victor Bolden Jr. Suspension 4- game suspension (elgible to return 10/7 vs Arizona)
07/03/18 LB Reuben Foster Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs Kansas City)
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 39 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 15 times, averaging 2.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 3 times for 15 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the NFL in penalties. They are 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 17. They have run 67 plays this year for 339 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5.1 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 20 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford has completed 27 throws while attempting 46 passes for a completion percentage of 58.7%. He has passed for 286 yards this year. He averages 10.6 yards per completion and 6.2 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 47.9.
The Lions rush defense has given up 36 attempts for 169 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 7 penalties for 49 yards on defense this year. That places them 24th in the league. They've allowed a score on 50% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the NFL. Detroit is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 48. They have given up a total of 349 yards on D, which is 27th in the league. The Lions are 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense has allowed 7.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 22nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 16 throws on 21 attempts against the Detroit Lions defense this season, ranking them 27th and 28th in the league. The Detroit pass defense has also surrendered a total of 180 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The San Francisco 49ers are 20th in the NFL in points scored with 16. They have run 61 plays this season for 327 yards, which ranks them 12th in the league in total offense. The 49ers average 5.4 yards per play, which is 16th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 20 1st downs this year, placing them 11th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground San Francisco has run for 90 yards as a team, which ranks 21st in the NFL. They've run 25 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The 49ers have been penalized on offense 3 times for 21 yards so far this season, which has them 4th in the league in penalties. Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for 261 yards this season. He has completed 15 passes on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 45.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 45.1. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 17.4 yards per completion.
San Francisco is 25th in the league in points allowed on defense with 24. They have surrendered a total of 343 yards on D, which is 24th in the NFL. The 49ers are ranked 20th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense has given up 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 26th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 20 passes on 36 attempts against the San Francisco defense this season, placing them 19th and 13th in the National Football League. The 49ers pass defense has also given up a total of 227 yards through the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 32 attempts for 116 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in the league against the run. The San Francisco 49ers have committed 7 penalties for 52 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the NFL. They've given up a score on 25% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lions/49ers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the 49ers -3.5
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