New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 10/4/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit +6
Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions (1-2) host the New Orleans Saints (1-2) at Ford Field on Sunday, October 4, 2020. The odds on this game have New Orleans as 6-point favorites. The total has been set at 50.5.
The New Orleans Saints come into this matchup with a record of 1-2 for this season. In their last game they took on the Green Bay Packers and lost 37-30. Drew Brees went 29/36 with 288 yards through the air and completed 3 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Alvin Kamara paced the team in rushing for that game. He broke a long run for 49 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 58 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he was running for 9.7 yards per run. Kamara was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 139 yards on 13 catches. He notched an average of 10.7 yards per catch for that game. The New Orleans Saints ended up rushing 20 times and racked up a total of 122 yards which had them averaging 6.1 yards per carry. In all, they ran 58 plays which gave them a total of 397 yards. On the day, the Saints racked up a total of 21 first downs and they had a total of 8 infractions for 83 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, New Orleans allowed 21 completions on 32 tries totaling 273 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. Against the run, the Saints allowed 98 yards on 26 runs which is an average of 3.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 371 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways.
The Saints have earned 1,092 total yards for the season. As a team they're maintaining an average of 105.3 yards rushing ranking them 23rd in the league. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, New Orleans has earned 6 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the New Orleans Saints are averaging 29.3 points per game. The Saints sit in 27th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 31.3 points per game. They are giving up 3.4 yards per running attempt and 100 yards on the ground per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 300 rushing yards through 3 games. When it comes to yards via the pass, the Saints have given up 756 yards which has them sitting in 20th in the league. In their 3 games played this year, they have allowed 252.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 67.9%. Overall, they have relinquished 352 yards/game which ranks them 10th in the NFL.
The Lions step onto the field holding a record of 1-2 for this year. In their last game they took on the Arizona Cardinals and earned the victory by a score of 26-23. Adrian Peterson paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 27 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for a total of 75 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 3.4 yards per carry. Kenny Golladay was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 57 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 9.5 yards per catch in the game. Matthew Stafford went 22/31 with 270 yards through the air and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. The Detroit Lions ran the football 27 times and earned 90 yards giving them an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, the Lions had a total of 22 1st downs and they had 7 infractions for 46 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 62 plays which gave them a total of 322 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Detroit conceded 23 completions on 35 throws for a total of 268 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. In the game, they allowed 377 yards and forced 3 takeaways. On the ground, the Lions conceded 109 yards on 27 attempts which means they had an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed.
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Lions sit 23rd in the league by scoring 23.3 points per game. For the year thus far, the Lions have a total of 738 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 246.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 16th in the NFL. They are averaging 105.7 rushing yards per game and have run for 317 yards for the season. The Detroit Lions maintain an average of 351.7 yards/game which is good for 19th in the NFL. The Lions are sitting in 26th in the National Football League in relation to their opponents scoring, allowing 30.7 points per contest. The opposition is running for an average of 5.7 yards per rushing attempt and 172.3 rushing yards per game over the course of this season. Overall, they have given up 517 rushing yards through 3 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Lions have given up 711 yards which ranks them 13th in football. Over the course of their 3 games played this year, they have given up 237 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 60.4%. Over the course of this year, they are conceding 409.3 yards per outing which puts them 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Saints -6
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