Detroit Lions vs Tennessee Titans Prediction, 12/20/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 15
Game: Detroit Lions vs Tennessee Titans
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Location: Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee -10
Nissan Stadium is the venue where Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans (9-4) will take on the Detroit Lions (5-8) on Sunday. Detroit opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 54.5.
The Detroit Lions come into this matchup with a record of 5-8 for this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Green Bay Packers and were defeated 31-24. Matthew Stafford went 24/34 with 244 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He ended the game with no interceptions. D'Andre Swift paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 5 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for a total of 24 yards by way of 7 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.4 yards per run. Danny Amendola was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 66 yards on 6 catches. He earned an average of 11.0 yards per catch for the game. The Detroit Lions ended up rushing 15 times and generated 51 yards giving them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 59 plays which gave them a total of 293 yards. On the day, the Lions got 27 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 30 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Detroit gave up 26 catches on 33 throws for a total of 290 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.0%. In the running game, the Lions gave up 120 yards on 31 tries which is an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 410 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Lions have earned 4,570 yards in total over the course of this year. As a team they average 90.3 yards rushing ranking this team at 30th in the league. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Detroit has amassed 23 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding scoring points, the Detroit Lions have an average of 23.8 PPG. When it comes to passing yards, the Lions have given up 3,430 yards which has them sitting in 27th in the league. In total, they have yielded 396.7 yards/outing which has them sitting 29th in the league. The Lions are ranked 29th in the NFL when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 29.9 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per attempt on the ground and 132.8 yards on the ground per game for the season. In their 13 games played, they have surrendered 263.8 yards per contest via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 67.6%. During this campaign, they have given up 1,727 rushing yards through 13 games.
The Titans step onto the field holding a record of 9-4 this year. In their last outing they faced the Jacksonville Jaguars and earned the win by a score of 31-10. Derrick Henry paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 47 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the game. He ran for a total of 215 yards by way of 26 carries which meant he was running for 8.3 yards per tote. A.J. Brown was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 112 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 16.0 yards per reception for the game. Ryan Tannehill went 19/24 with 212 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Tennessee Titans ran the football 40 times and totaled 249 yards which earned them an average of 6.2 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Titans racked up a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 78 yards. Overall, they ran 65 plays for a total of 454 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tennessee gave up 31 catches on 54 tries for a total of 263 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. In the game, they conceded a total of 354 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Titans gave up 91 yards on 15 attempts which gave them an average of 6.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
For the season thus far, the Titans have thrown for a total of 3,077 passing yards together with an average of 236.7 throwing yards per game, which ranks 19th in football. The Tennessee Titans maintain an average of 394.5 yards per contest which is good for 3rd out of all teams in the NFL. They have an average of 157.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 2,051 yards for this season. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Titans are ranking 4th in football holding an average of 30.0 PPG. In terms of yards through the air, the Titans have allowed 3,557 yards which puts them in 29th in the NFL. Overall, they have surrendered 387.5 yards per game which ranks them 26th in the league. The Titans rank 21st in the league concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 25.8 points per game. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 113.8 rushing yards per contest this season. Over the course of their 13 games, they have relinquished 273.6 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 65.7%. In total, they have conceded 1,480 rushing yards through 13 games.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Titans -10
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