Cowboys vs Lions Picks, Predictions, Week 11 Odds 11/17/2019
Game: Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit +2.5
Jeff Driskel and the Detroit Lions host the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Dallas opens this game as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51.5. The Cowboys are 5-4-0 ATS and 6-3-0 when betting on the total. The Lions are 6-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-5-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Dallas Cowboys played the Minnesota Vikings and were defeated 28-24. Running the show from under center for the Cowboys was Dak Prescott who went 28/46 with 397 yards passing and added 3 TD's. He threw 1 pick in the game. Ezekiel Elliott led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 6 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 47 yards on 20 carries which meant he averaged 2.4 yards per run. Amari Cooper led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 147 yards on 11 receptions. He had an average of 13.4 yards per catch for that contest. The Dallas Cowboys rushed the ball a total of 22 times and added 50 yards earning them an average of 2.3 yards per carry. For the contest, the Cowboys had a total of 24 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 39 yards. Overall, they ran 70 plays for a total of 443 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Dallas allowed 23 completions on 32 throws for a total of 211 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. In the running game, the Cowboys allowed 153 yards on 36 runs which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed 364 yards but didn't force any takeaways. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the contest between the Bears and Rams.
Cowboys Worsen Their Mark to 5-4 After Loss
The Cowboys head into this matchup 5-4 for 2019. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the NFC East and I wouldn't expect things to change too much in this game. For total yardage, they rank 1st in the NFC and 2nd in the NFL with 3,937 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Cowboys currently have a total of 18 passing touchdowns and 11 rushing TDs. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 28 points per game, which has them at 6th in the NFL. As a team, they are averaging 138 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd among NFC teams.
The Cowboys have one of the top tier defenses in the league, giving up 18.9 points per game ranking them 4th in the NFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Cowboys have conceded 1,978 yards. Opponents are completing 66.0% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.8 yards per try. They have allowed 9 passing touchdowns and 8 rushing TDs. In terms of yards on the ground, Dallas is giving up 103.4 yards per game ranking them 2nd among NFC East teams and 14th in the league. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry which has them at 9th in the NFC and 16th among NFL teams overall. In total, they have conceded 1,244 yards rushing through 9 contests.
In their last game, the Detroit Lions went up against the Chicago Bears and ended up taking the loss by a score of 20-13. Jeff Driskel led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 11 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He racked up a total of 37 yards by way of 5 carries which meant he averaged 7.4 yards per carry. Marvin Jones Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 77 yards on 5 catches. He averaged 15.4 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Lions was Jeff Driskel who went 27/46 with 269 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with 1 pick during the game. The Detroit Lions ran the ball 27 times and added 98 yards which earned them an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 75 plays which gave them a total of 357 yards. In the game, the Lions earned a total of 21 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 76 yards. In terms of defense, Detroit gave up 16 completions on 23 attempts totaling 145 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. On the ground, the Lions gave up 81 yards on 24 runs which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they allowed 226 yards but didn't force any takeaways. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Josh Schonwald on the Bengals vs Raiders game.
Lions are Now 3-5-1 After Loss
The Lions step onto the field holding a record of 3-5-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Lions have one of the middle tier offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Lions currently sit at 3rd in the NFC North and 14th out of all the teams in the league averaging 24.1 points per contest. Detroit is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 96 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 20th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 866 rushing yards through 9 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Lions average 387 yards per game overall ranking them 6th in the NFL and 3rd in the conference.
The Lions are conceding 26.3 points per game ranking them 4th in the division and 24th in the league. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road groups in the NFL. They are giving up 272 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Lions are ranked 14th among NFC teams. They have allowed 19 passing TDs for this year. In regard to points allowed, they have given up 237 points in total. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 130 yards per game which puts them at 26th in the league and 4th in the NFC North. For this year, they have given up a total of 1,167 yards rushing and 9 rushing TDs.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Lions +2.5 and over 51.5 total points
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