New York Giants at Detroit Lions Preseason NFL Parlay 8/17/2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Ford Field is the venue for the game between the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions on Friday, August 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 37. The Lions were 8-7-1 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 10-6-0. The Giants were 7-9-0 ATS and their over/under record was 6-10-0.
Valuable New York Giants Betting Trends
The New York Giants were 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Giants were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Important 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
Key New York Giants Injuries
08/03/18 RB Paul Perkins Pectoral is out for season
07/25/18 DB Sam Beal Shoulder is out for season
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
08/03/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Knee is "?" Monday vs NY Jets
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Giants ran for 1,549 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 26th in the league. They ran 394 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Giants were penalized on offense 91 times for 895 yards last season, which had them 30th in the NFL in penalties. They were 31st in the National Football League in points scored with 246. They ran 1,036 plays last year for 5,028 yards, which ranked them 21st in the NFL in total offense. The Giants averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 24th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 271 1st downs last season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Eli Manning completed 352 throws while attempting 571 passes for a completion percentage of 61.6% last year. He passed for 3,468 yards. He averaged 9.9 yards per completion and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 80.4.
The Giants rush defense gave up 464 attempts for 1,933 yards last season, putting them in 27th place in the NFL against the run. They had 115 penalties for 923 yards on defense last year. That placed them 19th in the league. They allowed a score on 35.5% of possessions on defense, which was 19th in the NFL. New York was 27th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 388. They gave up a total of 5,971 yards on D, which was 31st in the league. The Giants were 31st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 28th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 347 throws on 561 attempts against the New York Giants defense last season, ranking them 20th and 24th in the league. The New York pass defense also surrendered a total of 4,038 yards in the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Giants tried 25 field goals last season and made 18, which was 28th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 72.0%. New York Giants kickers made 87% of their extra points, going 20 for 23 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,187 yards on 97 punts, averaging 43.2 yards per punt. That ranked them 31st in the NFL in punting average. New York was 28th in the NFL in punt returns with 27 last year. They totaled 148 punt return yards and averaged 5.5 yards per return, which was 31st in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 20 yards. They returned 31 kicks for 609 yards on special teams, placing them 23rd in kick return yardage. The Giants averaged 19.6 yards per kick return and had a long of 30 yards last season. They were 29th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,986.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions were 7th in the NFL in points scored with 410 last season. They ran 980 plays last year for 5,404 yards, which ranked them 13th in the league in total offense. The Lions averaged 5.5 yards per play, which was 10th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 296 1st downs last year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Detroit ran for 1,221 yards as a team, which ranked 32nd in the NFL. They ran 363 times last year, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions were penalized on offense 104 times for 968 yards last season, which had them 18th in the league in penalties. Matthew Stafford threw for 4,446 yards last season. He completed 371 passes on 565 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 99.3. He averaged 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 12 yards per completion.
Detroit was 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 376 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,692 yards on D, which was 27th in the NFL. The Lions were ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense gave up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 366 passes on 570 attempts against the Detroit defense last season, placing them 27th and 28th in the National Football League. The Detroit Lions pass defense also gave up a total of 3,892 yards through the air, which was 27th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 432 attempts for 1,800 yards last year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. The Lions committed 110 penalties for 971 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 24th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 32.3% of possessions on defense, which was 11th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Detroit was ranked 10th in the league in punt returns last season with 37. They accumulated 517 punt return yards and averaged 14 yards per return, which was 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 88 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 583 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Lions averaged 18.2 yards per kick return and had a long of 35 yards last year. They were 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,791. The Detroit Lions attempted 35 field goals last season and made 30, which was 13th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 85.7%. Detroit kickers made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 last year. Their punters totaled 3,189 yards on 73 punts, averaging 43.7 yards per punt. That placed them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Lions -3 and over 37 total points
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