Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars Prediction, 10/18/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Detroit Lions vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Jacksonville +1.5
TIAA Bank Field is the venue where Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) will take on the Detroit Lions (1-3) on Sunday. Jacksonville opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The total opens at 52.5.
The Detroit Lions head into this game 1-3 for this season. In their last game they took on the New Orleans Saints and were defeated 35-29. Matthew Stafford went 17/31 with 206 yards passing and completed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Adrian Peterson paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 10 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for a total of 36 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 3.3 yards per tote. Kenny Golladay led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 62 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 15.5 yards per catch for that contest. The Detroit Lions ran the football 22 times and totaled 90 yards earning them an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. Overall, they totaled 56 plays for 281 yards. In the game, the Lions got 18 1st downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 49 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Detroit allowed 19 completions on 25 throws for a total of 228 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. In the running game, the Lions allowed 164 yards on 42 carries which is an average of 3.9 yards per attempt allowed. For this contest, they gave up 392 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Lions have earned 1,336 total yards over the course of this year. As a team they maintain an average of 101.8 yards on the ground which is 24th in the NFL. In terms of getting in the endzone, Detroit has totaled 8 touchdowns via the pass and 3 rushing touchdowns. Regarding scoring points, the Detroit Lions have an average of 24.8 points per outing. When talking about passing yardage, the Lions have conceded 939 yards which puts them in 4th in the league. In total, they have allowed 405.0 yards/game ranking them 28th in the National Football League. The Lions are ranked 29th in the National Football League concerning team defense, giving up 31.8 points per game. They are allowing an average of 5.2 yards per run and 170.3 rushing yards per game this season. In their 4 games played, they are allowing 234.8 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.5%. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 681 yards via the ground game in 4 games.
The Jaguars come into this matchup with a record of 1-4 this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Houston Texans and were beaten 30-14. James Robinson paced the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 48 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 3.7 yards per tote. Laviska Shenault Jr led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 79 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 11.3 yards per catch for the game. Gardner Minshew II went 31/49 with 301 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Jacksonville Jaguars ended up running the ball 20 times and generated 75 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per run. For the game, the Jaguars had a total of 22 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 35 yards. For the game, they totaled 73 plays for 364 yards. In terms of defense, Jacksonville allowed 25 completions on 35 attempts for a total of 357 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 486 yards and earned 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Jaguars allowed 129 yards on 22 tries which means they had an average of 5.9 yards per run allowed.
For the season to this point, the Jaguars currently sit at 1,340 yards through the air together with an average of 268.0 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 10th in football. The Jacksonville Jaguars hold an average of 366.4 yards/game which ranks them 18th out of all teams in the league. They maintain an average of 98.4 run yards per game and have run for 492 yards for the year. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Jaguars sit 26th in the NFL with 21.8 points per contest. The Jaguars rank 24th in the league in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 29.4 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.6 yards per rush and 136.6 rushing yards per game for the season. In total, they have allowed 683 yards via the ground game in 5 games. When it comes to passing yardage, the Jaguars have surrendered 1,401 yards which ranks them 29th in the NFL. Over the course of their 5 games, they are giving up 280.2 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 75.8%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 416.8 yards per contest putting them at 29th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Jaguars NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Jaguars +1.5
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