Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 12/12/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 14
Game: Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-8)
Empower Field at Mile High is where the Denver Broncos (6-6) will play the Detroit Lions (1-10-1) on Sunday. Detroit opens this game as 8-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 42.
The Detroit Lions step onto the field holding a record of 1-10-1 this season. In their last contest, the Lions played against the Vikings and went home with a win by a final score of 29-27. Jared Goff finished 25/41 with 296 yards through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 97.2 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Jamaal Williams was the best rusher for the Lions with 17 totes for 71 yds (4.2 yards per carry). Amon-Ra St. Brown averaged 8.6 yards per reception by totaling 86 yards on 10 catches. The Detroit Lions ran the ball a total of 27 different times and tallied 100 yards, which is an average of 3.7 yards per carry. When all was said and done, they ran 71 plays which totaled 372 yds. Detroit conceded 30 pass completions on 41 tries for 326 yards, and a completion percentage of 73.2%. On the ground, the Lions conceded 100 yards on 27 tries, which calculates to 3.7 yards per run allowed.
When talking about scoring points, the Detroit Lions have an average of 16.9 points per contest. As a unit they're averaging 109.8 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 20th in the National Football League. The Lions have earned 3,731 total yards this season. Detroit has 135 first downs, and they have been hurt by 81 infractions for 647 yards. They have surrendered the ball 16 times (9 picks and 7 fumbles). With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Detroit has amassed 13 touchdowns through the air and 9 rushing touchdowns.
Concerning passing yardage, the Lions have conceded 2,998 yards which has them sitting in 21st in football. They have conceded 249.8 yards per contest through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.6%. For the year, they have given up 380.9 yards/contest ranking them 29th in the league. They have relinquished 20 touchdowns through the air as well as 12 touchdowns on the ground. They are giving up 4.2 yards per running attempt and 131.1 yards on the ground per contest this season. In total, they have conceded 1,573 running yards through 12 games. The Lions are sitting in 28th in the NFL concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 26.3 points per game.
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The Broncos come into this matchup with a record of 6-6 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Broncos went home defeated by a final of 22-9 when they played the Chiefs. Teddy Bridgewater (1 TD) ended the game with 257 yards on 22/40 through the air while his QB rate was 62.2. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.43 yds. Jerry Jeudy was the top contributor in the passing game for the Broncos, grabbing 4 balls for 77 yards (19.3 yards per catch). Javonte Williams carried the rock 23 times for 102 yards, ending the contest with 4.4 yds per attempt for Denver. The Broncos finished the contest with a total of 404 yds and they ran 72 plays (5.6 yards per play). Denver rushed for 5.0 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 154 yards on 31 carries. Denver conceded 24 run attempts for 89 yds (3.7 yds per rush). The Broncos pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 51.7%, relinquishing 178 yds on 15 for 29 passing.
The Denver Broncos have an average of 343.9 yards per outing ranking them 20th out of all teams in the league. They maintain an average of 118.0 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,416 yards overall. The Denver offense has 535 penalty yds on 63 violations, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 9 picks while losing 6 fumbles and they have been able to earn 137 1st downs. For the season so far, the Broncos currently have a total of 2,711 passing yards as well as an average of 225.9 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 18th out of all NFL teams. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Broncos rank 23rd in the league maintaining an average of 19.8 points per game.
The Broncos are allowing 18.2 points per game, which has them ranked 3rd of all teams in the league. Denver has allowed the opposition a total of 1,262 rushing yards (105.2 yards per outing) as well as 7 touchdowns rushing this year. They have allowed 15 touchdowns via the pass and 220.3 yards per game, which puts them in 10th in the NFL. The Broncos defense has participated in 719 plays, which has them ranked 3rd in the NFL. This year, they have conceded 218 total points. They have totaled 14 turnovers (3 fumbles recovered and 11 interceptions) on the campaign.
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Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -8
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