Detroit Lions vs Arizona Cardinals Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Detroit Lions vs Arizona Cardinals
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona -3
Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions go to State Farm Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Arizona Cardinals. Detroit opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 51.
The Detroit Lions head into this game 0-2 for this season. In their last game they played the Green Bay Packers and took the defeat by a score of 42-21. Matthew Stafford went 20/33 with 244 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He gave away 1 pick in the game. Adrian Peterson led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 25 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 41 yards via 7 carries which meant he was running for 5.9 yards per tote. T.J. Hockenson was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 62 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 15.5 yards per catch for the game. The Detroit Lions ran the ball a total of 21 times and generated 89 yards which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per carry. In all, they finished with a total of 58 plays for 307 yards. On the day, the Lions had a total of 19 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 70 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Detroit gave up 18 catches on 30 attempts for a total of 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. On the ground, the Lions gave up 259 yards on 35 attempts which gave them an average of 7.4 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 488 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Lions have earned 733 yards in total for the year. Offensively they hold an average of 113.5 yards on the ground which is 18th in the National Football League. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Detroit has earned 3 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting points on the board, the Detroit Lions are averaging 22.0 points per outing. When it comes to yards through the air, the Lions have conceded 443 yards which has them sitting in 9th in the league. For the year, they have allowed 425.5 yards per contest which ranks them 28th in football. The Lions sit in 30th in the National Football League in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 34.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 6.5 yards per tote and 204.0 rushing yards per contest for the year. Over the course of their 2 games played this year, have surrendered 221.5 yards per outing through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.6%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 408 yards on the ground through 2 games.
The Cardinals step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 for this season. In their last game they went up against the Washington Football Team and won 30-15. Kenyan Drake led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 86 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he was running for 4.3 yards per tote. DeAndre Hopkins was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 68 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 8.5 yards per catch for the game. Kyler Murray went 26/38 with 286 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick on the day. The Arizona Cardinals rushed the ball a total of 32 times and added 160 yards giving them an average of 5.0 yards per rush. Overall, the Cardinals got 22 1st downs and they had 11 infractions for 97 yards. In all, they finished with a total of 73 plays which added up to 432 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Arizona conceded 19 catches on 33 attempts totaling 183 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. For the game, they gave up a total of 300 yards and earned 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Cardinals conceded 117 yards on 23 runs which means they had an average of 5.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
Regarding their scoring prowess, the Cardinals are ranked 12th in the league maintaining an average of 27.0 points per contest. For the season so far, the Cardinals have a total of 502 passing yards in addition to an average of 251.0 passing yards per game, which is ranked 13th in the league. They average 170.0 run yards per game and have rushed for 340 yards for the year. The Arizona Cardinals maintain an average of 421.0 yards per contest which has them sitting 6th in the NFL. Regarding passing yards, the Cardinals are allowing 442 yards which has them sitting in 8th in the league. Over the course of this year, they have relinquished 341.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 7th in the National Football League. The Cardinals are ranked 2nd in the league in relation to team defense, conceding 17.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.0 yards per rush on the ground and 120.0 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of their 2 games played this year, have yielded 221.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 57.6%. During this campaign, they have conceded 240 running yards through 2 games.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Lions +3
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