Detroit Lions vs Seattle Seahawks Prediction, 1/2/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 17
Game: Detroit Lions vs Seattle Seahawks
Date: Sunday, January 2, 2022
Location: Lumen Field in Seattle, WA
Odds/Point Spread: Seahawks (-7.5)
The Detroit Lions (2-12-1) are on their way to Lumen Field on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Seattle Seahawks (5-10). Detroit opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 42.5.
The Detroit Lions head into this matchup 2-12-1 for this year. In their last contest, the Lions took the field against the Falcons and took a loss by a final of 20-16. Jamaal Williams led the offense in rushing for the Lions with 19 carries for 77 yards (4.1 yds per attempt). Amon-Ra St. Brown left with an average of 10.1 yards per reception by accounting for 91 yds on 9 receptions. Tim Boyle finished 24/34 with 187 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 81.4 and ended the contest with 1 interception. In the running game, the Lions conceded 47 yards on 18 tries, which is an average of 2.6 yards per run allowed. Detroit conceded 18 completions on 24 tries for a total of 207 yds, and a completion rate of 75.0%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 68 plays which totaled 338 yards. The Detroit Lions ran the rock 33 times and compiled 130 yards, which is an average of 3.9 yards per carry.
When it comes to putting points on the board, the Detroit Lions are averaging 17.3 points per game. As a unit they are averaging 112.8 yards in the run game ranking them 16th in the league. The Lions have attained 4,723 total yards for the season. Detroit has tallied 169 first downs as a unit, and they have been flagged for 99 penalties for 779 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 20 times (11 interceptions and 9 fumbles lost). In terms of getting in the endzone, Detroit has earned 18 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
The Lions are ranked 25th in the league in terms of team defense, conceding 25.7 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per rush on the ground and 127.3 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have given up 1,909 yards via the running game in 15 outings. In terms of passing yards, the Lions have given up 3,672 yards which ranks them 24th in football. They are giving up 244.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 65.6%. During the season, they are granting 372.1 yards per contest which ranks them 27th in the NFL. They have surrendered 24 touchdowns via the pass as well as 16 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Seahawks head into this matchup 5-10 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Seahawks went home defeated by a final of 25-24 when they played the Bears. Russell Wilson (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 181 yds on 16/27 through the air while his quarterback rating was 104.1. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his Y/A was 6.7 yds. Gerald Everett was featured in the passing game for the Seahawks, bringing in 4 footballs for 68 yards (17.0 yds per catch). Rashaad Penny carried the football 17 times for 135 yards, ending the contest with 7.9 yards per carry for Seattle. The Seahawks finished with 331 yards while running 53 plays (6.2 yards per play). Seattle ran the football for 7.1 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 170 yds on 24 carries. Seattle conceded 30 running attempts for 88 yards (2.9 yds per rush). The Seahawks pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 68.6%, relinquishing 229 yards on 24 for 35 passing.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Seahawks are sitting 20th out of all teams in the NFL by tallying 20.4 PPG. For the season to this point, the Seahawks have thrown for a total of 2,971 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 198.1 passing yards per contest, which ranks 28th out of all NFL teams. They maintain an average of 107.1 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,607 yards for the season. The Seattle Seahawks have an average of 305.2 yards per game which is good for 30th in the league. The Seattle offense has 742 penalty yds on 88 violations, which is 21st in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 6 interceptions while losing 5 fumbles and they have obtained 143 1st downs.
Seattle has surrendered a total of 1,719 rushing yards (114.6 yards per contest) and 13 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have yielded 21 touchdowns through the air as well as 270.9 yards per game, which puts them in 31st in the NFL. Their defense has totaled 14 takeaways (6 fumbles recovered and 8 picks) this year. This season, they have surrendered 307 total points. The Seahawks defense has taken part in 1,070 plays, which is good for 32nd in the NFL. The Seahawks are allowing 20.5 PPG, ranking them 8th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seahawks -7.5
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