Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons Prediction, 10/25/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 7
Game: Detroit Lions vs Atlanta Falcons
Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta -4.5
Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (2-3) travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Atlanta Falcons (1-5). The spread on this contest has Atlanta as 4.5-point favorites. The total is set at 54.5.
The Detroit Lions head into this game 2-3 for this season. The last time they took the field they took on the Jacksonville Jaguars and ended up getting the victory by a score of 34-16. Matthew Stafford went 19/31 with 223 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception on the day. D'Andre Swift led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 54 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for 116 yards on 14 carries which gave him an average of 8.3 yards per carry. Kenny Golladay was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 105 yards on 4 catches. He earned an average of 26.3 yards per catch during the game. The Detroit Lions rushed the ball a total of 39 times and racked up a total of 180 yards giving them an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 70 plays for 403 yards. For the contest, the Lions had a total of 25 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 60 yards. In terms of defense, Detroit allowed 25 catches on 44 throws totaling 231 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. Against the run, the Lions allowed 44 yards on 16 tries which gave them an average of 2.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded a total of 275 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Detroit Lions have an average of 26.6 points per game. As a team they are averaging 117.4 yards in the run game which ranks them 15th in the league. The Lions have racked up 1,739 total yards this season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Detroit has earned 9 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards through the air, the Lions have allowed 1,170 yards which puts them in 4th in football. For the year, they are allowing 379.0 yards/game which ranks them 21st in the league. The Lions sit in 22nd in the league regarding the opposition scoring, allowing 28.6 points per game. They are allowing 4.9 yards per rushing attempt and 145.0 yards on the ground per contest for the season. In their 5 games, they have conceded 234.0 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 61.8%. For the season, they have given up 725 yards on the ground through 5 games.
The Falcons step onto the field holding a record of 1-5 this season. The last time they took the field they played the Minnesota Vikings and ended up getting the win by a score of 40-23. Todd Gurley II led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 9 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 47 yards on 20 carries which meant he averaged 2.4 yards per tote. Julio Jones was the receiving yardage leader by earning 137 yards on 8 catches. He averaged 17.1 yards per catch in the game. Matt Ryan went 30/40 with 371 yards through the air and tossed 4 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Atlanta Falcons ran the ball a total of 36 times and added 99 yards earning them an average of 2.8 yards per run. Overall, the Falcons totaled 24 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 25 yards. In all, they ran 78 plays for 466 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Atlanta allowed 24 catches on 35 throws for a total of 333 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. For the game, they conceded 365 yards and forced 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Falcons allowed 32 yards on 13 runs which gave them an average of 2.5 yards per run allowed.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Falcons have earned 1,747 passing yards along with an average of 291.2 passing yards per outing, which is ranked 2nd out of all NFL teams. The Atlanta Falcons hold an average of 403.2 yards/contest which has them sitting 4th out of all teams in the NFL. They maintain an average of 112.0 yards per game on the ground and have run for 672 yards for the season. When it comes to how much they score, the Falcons sit 13th out of all teams in the NFL holding an average of 27.0 PPG. When talking about yards through the air, the Falcons have allowed 2,012 yards which has them ranked 32nd in football. In total, they have allowed 432.5 yards/contest which ranks them 31st in football. The Falcons are ranked 28th in the NFL in relation to team defense, giving up 30.7 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 97.2 yards on the ground per game for the season. In their 6 games, they are allowing 335.3 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 71.7%. In total, they have given up 583 running yards through 6 games.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Falcons NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Falcons -4.5
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