New York Jets at Detroit Lions Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/10/2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
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The Detroit Lions host the New York Jets at Ford Field on Monday, September 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 6.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The Lions had an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they were 8-7-1 against the spread last year. The Jets had an ATS record of 9-6-1 while their over/under record was 8-8-0.
Valuable New York Jets Betting Trends
The New York Jets were 8-8-0 against the over/under last season
The New York Jets were 9-6-1 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 Jets Injuries
08/31/18 WR Jermaine Kearse Abdominal is questionable Monday vs Detroit
08/15/18 T Ben Ijalana Shoulder IR
08/11/18 LB Kevin Pierre-Louis Suspension 1 game susupension (eligible to return 9/16 vs Miami)
08/03/18 WR Quincy Enunwa Thumb is questionable Monday vs Detroit
08/03/18 S Rontez Miles Knee PUP
07/29/18 RB Elijah McGuire Foot is out indefinitely
07/27/18 WR ArDarius Stewart Suspension 2-game suspension (elgible to return 9/20 vs Cleveland)
07/25/18 CB Rashard Robinson Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/7 vs Denver)
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
08/03/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Knee is questionable Monday vs NY Jets
Useful Offensive Statistics
The New York Jets ran for 1,702 yards as a team last year, which ranked 19th in the NFL. They ran 427 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Jets were penalized on offense 119 times for 1,035 yards last season, which had them 5th in the league in penalties. They were 24th in the NFL in points scored with 298. They ran 984 plays last season for 4,884 yards, which ranked them 28th in the league in total offense. The Jets averaged 5 yards per play, which was 19th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 269 1st downs last year, placing them 29th overall as an offensive unit. Sam Darnold is expected to start the season at quarterback for the Jets.
The Jets rush defense allowed 466 attempts for 1,887 yards last year, putting them in 24th place in the league against the run. New York committed 114 penalties for 981 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 25th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which was 15th in the league. They were 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 382. They surrendered a total of 5,636 yards on D, which was 25th in the NFL. The Jets were ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense gave up 6.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 21st in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 329 passes on 558 attempts against the New York Jets defense last season, placing them 11th and 21st in the National Football League. The New York pass defense also gave up a total of 3,749 yards through the air, which was 21st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The New York Jets attempted 30 field goals last season and made 25, which was 18th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 83.3%. New York Jets kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 last year. Their punters totaled 4,378 yards on 94 punts, averaging 46.6 yards per punt. That placed them 10th in the NFL in punting average. New York was ranked 7th in the league in punt returns last season with 38. They accumulated 171 punt return yards and averaged 4.5 yards per return, which was 32nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 25 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 683 yards on special teams, ranking 14th in kick return yardage. The Jets averaged 20.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last year. They were 28th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,057.
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 defense last season, ranking them 27th and 28th in the league. The Detroit Lions 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 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.
Who will win tonight's Jets/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Jets +6.5
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