Giants vs Lions Predictions, Picks, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Ford Field is the site where Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions will play the New York Giants on Sunday. New York opens this matchup as 7.5-point dogs. The O/U opens at 48.5. The Giants are 2-5-0 ATS and 3-4-0 when betting on the total. The Lions are 4-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-1 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the New York Giants took on the Arizona Cardinals and ended up taking the loss by a score of 27-21. Running the show from under center for the Giants was Daniel Jones who went 22/35 with 223 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He gave away 1 interception in the game. Saquon Barkley paced the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 20 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 72 yards by way of 18 carries which gave him an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Golden Tate led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 80 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 13.3 yards per catch for that contest. The New York Giants ran the ball a total of 22 times and earned 107 yards which gave them an average of 4.9 yards per carry. In the game, they totaled 65 plays for 263 yards. For the contest, the Giants totaled 21 1st downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 75 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New York conceded 14 catches on 21 tries for a total of 89 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.0%. Overall, they allowed 245 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Against the run, the Giants conceded 156 yards on 38 carries which is an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Tony Sink on the Redskins vs Vikings game.
Giants are 2-5 After Loss
The Giants step onto the field holding a record of 2-5 this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league with an average of 19 points per contest, ranking them 25th in the league. As a team, they are averaging 106 yards on the ground per contest which is 3rd in the NFC. For total yardage, they currently sit at 11th among NFC teams and 17th in the league with 2,300 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Giants have compiled a total of 8 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs. They are a low scoring offensive team in the division and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game.
The Giants have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 26.7 points per contest putting them 13th in the NFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Giants have allowed 1,799 yards. Opponents are completing 69.0% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.7 yards per attempt. They have allowed 10 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs. In terms of rushing yards, New York is allowing 131.4 yards per contest which has them at 3rd among NFC East teams and 26th among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per rush ranking them 9th in the NFC and 18th in the league overall. Overall, they have allowed 739 rushing yards through 7 contests.
In their last game, the Detroit Lions took on the Minnesota Vikings and lost 42-30. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Lions was Matthew Stafford who went 30/45 with 364 yards passing and added 4 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. J.D. McKissic led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 29 yards by way of 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per run. Danny Amendola was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 105 yards on 8 receptions. He notched an average of 13.1 yards per reception for the game. Use Vegas handicappers' NFL season win totals number against them. The Detroit Lions rushed the ball a total of 20 times and added 81 yards earning them an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Overall, they ran 67 plays for 433 yards. On the day, the Lions totaled 26 1st downs and they totaled 8 penalties for 67 yards. In terms of defense, Detroit allowed 24 catches on 34 tries for a total of 337 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. In the running game, the Lions allowed 166 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For this contest, they allowed a total of 503 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
Lions Now 2-3-1 After Loss
The Lions head into this game 2-3-1. Detroit hasn't done much to make teams fear their rushing game by averaging 103 rushing yards per contest, putting them 18th in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 619 rushing yards through 6 games, 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 380 yards per game overall which has them at 8th in the NFL and 5th in the conference. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Lions sit in 3rd in the NFC North and 13th out of all the teams in the league averaging 24.8 points per contest.
The Lions are giving up 26.7 points per contest which puts them at 4th among NFC North teams and 26th in the league. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 160 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 139 yards per contest ranking them 28th in the league and 4th in the NFC North. This year, they have given up a total of 835 yards on the ground and 7 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are giving up 290 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Lions are currently ranked 15th in the conference. They have allowed 10 passing touchdowns for this year.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +7.5
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