Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins Pick, Odds, Week 12 Prediction 11/24/2019
Game: Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: FedExField in Landover, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Washington +3
Dwayne Haskins and the Washington Redskins host the Detroit Lions at FedExField on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Detroit opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The total is set at 41. The Lions are 3-6-1 ATS and 7-3-0 when betting on the total. The Redskins are 4-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-9-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Detroit Lions played the Dallas Cowboys and lost 35-27. Running the show from under center for the Lions was Jeff Driskel who went 15/26 with 209 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Bo Scarbrough led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 23 yards and he notched 1 TD in the game. He ran for 55 yards via 14 carries which gave him an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Danny Amendola led the team in receiving yardage by earning 47 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 11.8 yards per reception in the game. The Detroit Lions ended up rushing 28 times and added 121 yards giving them an average of 4.3 yards per rush. In the game, they totaled 57 plays for 312 yards. For the game, the Lions racked up 19 1st downs and they had a total of 11 infractions for 89 yards. When discussing the defense, Detroit gave up 29 catches on 46 throws totaling 434 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 509 yards and earned 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Lions gave up 75 yards on 24 carries which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Tony Sink on the Jaguars vs Titans contest.
Lions Dip to 3-6-1 After Loss
The Lions step onto the field holding a record of 3-6-1 for 2019. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the league averaging 24 points per game, ranking them 11th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 99 yards on the ground per contest which is 10th among NFC teams. For total yards, they rank 6th among NFC teams and 10th in the league with 3,799 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Lions have compiled a total of 22 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing TDs. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring in the NFC North and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game.
The Lions have one of the middle tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 27.2 points per contest which has them at 13th in the conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Detroit is allowing 124.2 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the NFC North and 24th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rush putting them 12th in the conference and 21st in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 987 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Lions have conceded 2,886 yards. Opponents are completing 61.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.2 yards per attempt. They have allowed 22 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs.
In their last contest, the Washington Redskins faced the New York Jets and took the defeat by a score of 34-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Redskins was Dwayne Haskins who went 19/35 with 214 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception in the game. Adrian Peterson paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 8 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 25 yards on 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 2.8 yards per carry. Terry McLaurin led the team in receiving yardage by earning 69 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 23.0 yards per catch during the game. The Washington Redskins ended up running the ball 20 times and generated 54 yards giving them an average of 2.7 yards per run. For the game, the Redskins racked up 13 first downs and they had a total of 11 penalties for 66 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 61 plays for a total of 225 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Washington conceded 19 completions on 31 throws for a total of 285 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. In the game, they allowed 400 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Redskins conceded 115 yards on 33 carries which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per run allowed. Guy Bruhn has a free pick for the game between the Cowboys and Patriots.
Redskins Slide to 1-9 After Loss
The Redskins head into this matchup 1-9. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Redskins leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the league. When looking at their ability to score points, the Redskins are ranked 4th in the division and 32nd out of all the teams in the league averaging 12.5 points per contest. Washington is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 86 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 26th in the league. As a unit, they have a total of 859 yards rushing through 10 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Redskins average 256 yards per game overall which has them at 31st in the league and 16th among NFC teams.
The Redskins are giving up 25.3 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the division and 22nd in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the league. They are giving up 236 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Redskins are currently ranked 7th in the conference. They have allowed 19 passing TDs for this season. In terms of points allowed, they have given up 253 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are giving up 134 yards per contest ranking them 28th in the league and 4th in the division. This year, they have allowed a total of 1,339 rushing yards and 9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Redskins NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions -3
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