New England Patriots at Detroit Lions Week 3 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/23/2018
Sunday, September 23, 2018
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The Detroit Lions host the New England Patriots at Ford Field on Sunday, September 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has New England as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 50.
The Lions have an over/under record of 2-0-0 and they are 1-1-0 against the spread. The Patriots have an ATS record of 1-1-0 while their over/under record is 1-1-0.
Valuable New England Patriots Betting Trends
The New England Patriots are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The New England Patriots are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 2-0-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 1-1-0 against the spread
Key New England Patriots Injuries
09/16/18 DB Keion Crossen Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/16/18 OL Marcus Cannon Calf is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/16/18 S Patrick Chung Concussion injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/16/18 DL Trey Flowers Concussion left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
09/12/18 RB Jeremy Hill Knee IR
09/07/18 DB Duke Dawson Hamstring IR
09/04/18 WR Braxton Berrios Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 LB Christian Sam Undisclosed IR
09/04/18 T Isaiah Wynn Achilles IR
09/04/18 TE Ryan Izzo Ankle IR
09/04/18 OL Ulrick John Foot IR
07/04/18 WR Julian Edelman Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/04 vs Indianapolis)
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
09/16/18 CB Darius Slay Head injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs New England
09/16/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs New England
09/16/18 G T.J. Lang Back is questionable Sunday vs New England
09/16/18 RB Theo Riddick Ankle injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs New England
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New England Patriots have run for 204 yards as a team, which ranks 10th in the NFL. They've run 55 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Patriots have been penalized on offense 8 times for 61 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. They are 2nd in the NFL in points scored with 47. They have run 133 plays this season for 691 yards, which ranks them 1st in the league in total offense. The Patriots average 5.2 yards per play, which is 3rd in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 41 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Tom Brady averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 10.2 yards per completion. He has completed 50 passes on 74 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating is 104.1. He has thrown for 511 yards this season.
The Patriots rush defense has allowed 58 attempts for 271 yards this year, putting them in 20th place in the league against the run. New England has committed 13 penalties for 115 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 27th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 34.6% of possessions on defense, which is 6th in the league. They are 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 51. They have surrendered a total of 806 yards on D, which is 29th in the NFL. The Patriots are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 20th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 46 passes on 79 attempts against the New England Patriots defense this season, placing them 28th and 30th in the National Football League. The New England pass defense has also given up a total of 535 yards through the air, which is 30th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions are 7th in the National Football League in points scored with 44. They have run 140 plays this year for 766 yards, which ranks them 13th in the NFL in total offense. The Lions average 5.5 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 45 1st downs this season, ranking them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit has run for 137 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 33 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 13 times for 120 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the NFL in penalties. Matthew Stafford has passed for 633 yards this year. He's completed 61 throws while attempting 99 passes for a completion percentage of 61.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 76.7. He averages 10.4 yards per completion and 6.4 yards per pass attempt.
Detroit is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 78. They have given up a total of 695 yards on D, which is 27th in the league. The Lions are 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 22nd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 34 throws on 47 attempts against the Detroit defense this season, ranking them 27th and 28th in the league. The Lions pass defense has also surrendered a total of 336 yards in the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 64 attempts for 359 yards this season, putting them in 18th place in the NFL against the run. The Detroit Lions have had 16 penalties for 135 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.
Who will win tonight's Patriots/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Patriots -7
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