Cincinnati Bengals vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 10/17/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Cincinnati Bengals vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+3)
Ford Field is where the Detroit Lions (0-5) will meet the Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) on Sunday. Detroit opens this game as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 48.5.
The Cincinnati Bengals come into this matchup with a record of 3-2 this season. In their last game, the Bengals played the Packers and took a loss by a score of 25-22. Samaje Perine led the offense in rushing for the Bengals with 11 carries for 59 yds (5.4 yards per carry). Ja'Marr Chase had an average of 26.5 yards per catch by notching 159 yards on 6 catches. Joe Burrow went 26/38 with 281 yds passing and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 85.5 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. Against the run, the Bengals conceded 133 yds on 22 attempts, which is an average of 6.0 yards per run surrendered. Cincinnati relinquished 27 pass completions on 39 attempts for a total of 333 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.2%. Overall, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 367 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals ran the rock 24 times and accumulated 103 yds, earning them an average of 4.3 yards per carry.
The Bengals have earned 1,669 total yards this season. Cincinnati has recorded 57 first downs, and they have committed 25 infractions for 220 yds. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Cincinnati has amassed 11 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 7 times (6 interceptions and 1 fumble). Offensively they're averaging 99.0 yards rushing which ranks them 22nd in the league. Concerning scoring, the Cincinnati Bengals are averaging 22.8 points per game.
When talking about passing yards, the Bengals have allowed 1,251 yards which has them sitting in 16th in football. They have conceded 250.2 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 68.7%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 351.6 yards per outing which ranks them 11th in the NFL. They have conceded 6 touchdowns by air in addition to 4 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.1 yards per running attempt and 101.4 rushing yards per game for the year. In total, they have given up 507 rushing yards through 5 outings. The Bengals are ranked 8th in the league concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 20.0 points per game.
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The Lions step onto the field holding a record of 0-5 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Lions took a loss by a final score of 19-17 when they faced the Vikings. Jared Goff walked away from the contest with 203 yards on 21/35 passing while his quarterback rating was 64.3. He threw 1 interception and his longest completion went for 21 yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown was a featured target for the Lions, catching 7 balls for 65 yards (9.3 yards per reception). Jamaal Williams carried the football 13 times for 57 yds, finishing the game with 4.4 yds per attempt for Detroit. The Lions finished the game with 288 yds and they ran 63 plays (4.6 yds per play). Detroit rushed the ball for 4.5 yards per carry, totaling 108 yds on 24 attempts. Detroit surrendered 28 running attempts for 120 yds (4.3 yards per rush). The Lions passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 73.5%, relinquishing 264 yds on 25 out of 34 passing.
The Detroit Lions have an average of 339.0 yards per game which is good for 24th in the league. They hold an average of 103.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 515 yards for the year. The Detroit offense has racked up 214 penalty yds on 28 infractions, which ranks them 27th in the league in terms of helping out the other team. They have tossed 3 picks while allowing opponents to recover 4 fumbles and they have been able to record 68 1st downs. Over the course of the season so far, the Lions have thrown for 1,180 yards through the air not to mention holding an average of 236.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 23rd in the NFL. When it comes to how much they score, the Lions sit 25th out of all teams in the league averaging 19.6 PPG.
Detroit has yielded a total of 651 rushing yards (130.2 yards per outing) and 6 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have allowed the opposition 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 251.6 yards per contest, which puts them in 17th in the NFL. They have earned 6 takeaways (3 fumbles and 3 interceptions) on the year. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 138 points in total. The Lions defense has taken part in 294 plays, which is good for 4th in the league. The Lions are conceding 27.6 points per game, which puts them in 25th of all teams in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bengals/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +3
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