Arizona Cardinals vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 12/19/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 15
Game: Arizona Cardinals vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, December 19, 2021
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+14)
The Detroit Lions (1-11-1) will go up against the Arizona Cardinals (10-3) at Ford Field on Sunday. Detroit is 14-point dogs. The total has been set at 41.5.
The Arizona Cardinals head into this game 10-3 for this season. In their last game, the Cardinals stepped onto the field against the Rams and ended up losing by a score of 30-23. Kyler Murray finished 32/49 with 383 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 72.1 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. A.J. Green held an average of 14.6 yds per reception by earning 102 yds on 7 receptions. James Conner was the rushing leader for the Cardinals with 13 carries for 31 yards (2.4 yards per carry). In all, they tallied 75 plays which gave them 447 yds. The Arizona Cardinals ran the ball 22 different times and recorded 103 yards, which came out to an average of 4.7 yards per carry. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Cardinals conceded 89 yds on 21 attempts, which is an average of 4.2 yds per run surrendered. Arizona conceded 23 completions on 30 tries for 267 yards, and a completion rate of 76.7%.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Arizona Cardinals have an average of 28.2 PPG. As a team they have an average of 122.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 12th in the National Football League. The Cardinals have racked up 4,872 yards in total this year. Arizona has accrued 164 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 83 infractions for 731 yds. They have turned the ball over 13 different times (10 interceptions and 3 fumbles). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Arizona has earned 22 passing touchdowns and 21 touchdowns via the ground.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Cardinals have conceded 2,728 yards which has them sitting in 5th in the NFL. They have allowed 209.8 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.2%. For the season, they are conceding 321.6 yards per outing ranking them 5th in the league. They have yielded 19 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground game. They are giving up an average of 4.7 yards per tote and 111.8 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,453 yards on the ground through 13 games. The Cardinals rank 4th in the league regarding team defense, giving up 19.5 PPG.
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The Lions head into this game 1-11-1 for this season. For their last game, the Lions went home defeated by a final of 38-10 when they faced the Broncos. Jared Goff (1 touchdown) ended the contest with 215 yds on 24/39 through the air while his QB rating was 74.2. He had 1 interception and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.51 yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown was a featured target for the Lions, grabbing 8 footballs for 73 yds (9.1 yds per catch). Craig Reynolds carried the ball 11 times for 83 yds, ending the game with 7.5 yds per attempt for Detroit. The Lions ended up finishing with 316 yards on 62 plays (5.1 yds per play). Detroit rushed the ball for 5.6 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 118 yards on 21 attempts. Detroit surrendered 39 rush attempts for 184 yds (4.7 yards per carry). The Lions secondary conceded a completion rate of 72.0%, surrendering 174 yards on 18 for 25 passing.
The Detroit Lions maintain an average of 311.3 yards per outing ranking them 26th out of all teams in the NFL. They maintain an average of 110.5 rushing yards per game and have run for 1,436 yards for the season. The Detroit offense has compiled 700 penalty yds on 87 infractions, which is good for 11th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have tossed 10 interceptions while letting opponents recover 8 fumbles and they have been able to record 144 first downs. During the season to this point, the Lions have thrown for a total of 2,611 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 200.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th in the NFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Lions are 30th in football with 16.4 PPG.
The Lions are surrendering 27.2 PPG, which has them in 29th of all teams in the league. Detroit has conceded a total of 1,757 yards on the ground (135.2 yards/game) as well as 15 touchdowns by ground this season. They have allowed 22 touchdowns via the pass as well as 244.0 yards per outing, which has them sitting 17th out of all teams. The Lions defense has participated in 837 plays, which ranks 22nd in the league. Overall, they have conceded 354 points in total. They have tallied 14 turnovers (6 fumbles recovered and 8 interceptions) on the year.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions +14
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