Seattle Seahawks at Detroit Lions Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/28/2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
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The Seattle Seahawks head to Ford Field to play the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49.
The Seahawks are 3-2-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Lions are 5-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-1-0.
Valuable Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Seattle Seahawks are 3-2-1 against the spread
Important Detroit Lions Betting Trends
The Detroit Lions are 5-1-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Lions are 5-1-0 against the spread
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
10/21/18 DE Dion Jordan Knee is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/21/18 WR Doug Baldwin Elbow is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/21/18 LB K.J. Wright Knee is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/21/18 TE Nick Vannett Back is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/21/18 DE Rasheem Green Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
10/03/18 TE Will Dissly Knee IR
10/02/18 S Earl Thomas Knee IR
10/02/18 LB Mychal Kendricks Suspension is out indefinitely
10/01/18 TE Ed Dickson Quad is out indefinitely
09/08/18 CB Dontae Johnson Hip IR
09/04/18 CB Byron Maxwell Hip IR
09/04/18 LB Erik Walden Hip IR
09/04/18 RB J.D. McKissic Foot IR
09/04/18 T Jamarco Jones Ankle IR
07/26/18 S Kam Chancellor Neck is out for season
Key Detroit Lions Injuries
10/21/18 DE Ezekiel Ansah Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
10/21/18 RB Theo Riddick Knee is questionable Sunday vs Seattle
10/15/18 CB Jamal Agnew Knee IR
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 Seattle Seahawks are 11th in the National Football League in points scored with 143. They have run 364 plays this year for 1,950 yards, which ranks them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Seahawks average 5.4 yards per play, which is 18th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 106 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle has run for 767 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in the league. They've run 180 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Seahawks have been penalized on offense 45 times for 320 yards so far this year, which has them 1st in the NFL in penalties. Russell Wilson has passed for 1,308 yards this year. He's completed 106 throws while attempting 165 passes for a completion percentage of 64.2%. His quarterback rating this season is 104.8. He averages 12.3 yards per completion and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Seattle is 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 117. They have given up a total of 1,960 yards on D, which is 11th in the league. The Seahawks are 4th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 130 throws on 197 attempts against the Seattle Seahawks defense this season, ranking them 10th and 18th in the league. The Seattle pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,236 yards in the air, which is 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 155 attempts for 724 yards this season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. The Seahawks have had 38 penalties for 291 yards on defense this year. That places them 11th in the league. They've allowed a score on 31.8% of possessions on defense, which is 14th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle is 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 13. They've totaled 86 punt return yards and are averaging 6.6 yards per return, which is 24th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 19 yards. They have returned 14 kicks for 288 yards on special teams, placing them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Seahawks average 20.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 42 yards this season. They are 10th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,449. The Seattle Seahawks have tried 11 field goals this season and made 8, which is 24th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 72.7%. Seattle Seahawks kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,434 yards on 31 punts, averaging 46.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Detroit Lions have run for 734 yards as a team, which ranks 32nd in the NFL. They've run 149 times, averaging 4.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Lions have been penalized on offense 41 times for 362 yards so far this season, which has them 18th in the league in penalties. They are 7th in the NFL in points scored with 157. They have run 378 plays this season for 2,283 yards, which ranks them 13th in the league in total offense. The Lions average 6 yards per play, which is 10th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 130 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. Matthew Stafford averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 11.1 yards per completion. He has completed 144 passes on 213 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.6%. His quarterback rating is 98.8. He has thrown for 1,602 yards this season.
The Lions rush defense has allowed 157 attempts for 836 yards this year, putting them in 18th place in the league against the run. Detroit has committed 39 penalties for 355 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 24th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 42.9% of possessions on defense, which is 11th in the league. They are 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 158. They have surrendered a total of 2,161 yards on D, which is 27th in the NFL. The Detroit Lions are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has given up 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 22nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 119 passes on 183 attempts against the Detroit defense this season, placing them 27th and 28th in the National Football League. The Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 1,325 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Detroit Lions have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 9, which is 13th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75.0%. Detroit kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 14 for 14 this year. Their punters have totaled 852 yards on 19 punts, averaging 44.8 yards per punt. That places them 25th in the NFL in punting average. Detroit is ranked 10th in the league in punt returns with 7. They've accumulated 39 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 1st in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 16 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 197 yards on special teams, ranking 26th in kick return yardage. The Lions average 28.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 45 yards this year. They are 11th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,121.
Who will win tonight's Seahawks/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions -2.5
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