San Francisco 49ers vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 9/12/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 1
Game: San Francisco 49ers vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+7.5)
The San Francisco 49ers (6-10-0 last year) are on their way to Ford Field on Sunday where they will take on the Detroit Lions (5-11-0 last season). San Francisco is 7.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 45.5.
The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up their year with a 6-10-0 record. In their last game, the 49ers faced off with the Seahawks and took a loss by a score of 26-23. Jeff Wilson led the offense in rushing for the 49ers with 20 carries for 76 yards (3.8 yds per carry). George Kittle held an average of 9.7 yards per catch by accumulating 68 yards on 7 receptions. C.J. Beathard went 25/37 with 273 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 98.1 and finished the game without throwing a pick. When it came to stopping the run, the 49ers conceded 121 yds on 27 attempts, which is an average of 4.5 yds per rush surrendered. San Francisco relinquished 20 pass completions on 36 attempts for a total of 159 yds, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. In the game, they tallied 64 plays for 328 yds. The San Francisco 49ers ran the football 24 times and accounted for 86 yards, which came out to an average of 3.6 yards per carry.
Concerning putting points on the board, the San Francisco 49ers had an average of 23.5 points per contest. Offensively they averaged 118.1 yards in the run game, ranking them 15th in the National Football League. The 49ers earned 5,922 yards in total last year. San Francisco compiled 25 touchdowns via the pass and 19 rushing touchdowns. San Francisco accrued 217 1st downs as a team, and they were called for 85 penalties for 731 yds. They turned the ball over 31 times (17 interceptions and 14 fumbles).
The 49ers were ranked 17th in the National Football League when it comes to team defense, giving up 24.4 points per contest. They allowed teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush and 106.4 rushing yards per contest last season. Overall, they gave up 1,703 rushing yards through 16 outings. Regarding passing yards, the 49ers allowed 3,327 yards which had them ranked 4th in football. In their 16 games, they surrendered 207.9 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.5%. They conceded 25 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 12 running touchdowns. They allowed 314.4 yards per contest putting them at 5th in the National Football League.
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The Lions wrapped up their year having earned a 5-11-0 record. When they last played, the Lions walked away with a loss by a score of 37-35 when they played the Vikings. D'Andre Swift ran the football 12 times for 54 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.5 yards per attempt for Detroit. Marvin Jones was featured in the passing game for the Lions, snagging 8 balls for 180 yds (22.5 yds per catch). Matthew Stafford (3 TDs) walked away from the game with 293 yds on 20/31 through the air while his QB rating was 114.0. He had 1 interception and his longest completion went for 43 yds. Detroit gave up 31 rush attempts for 125 yards (4.0 yds per carry). The Lions passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 70.0%, relinquishing 383 yds on 28 for 40 through the air. The Lions finished the game with 417 yds while they ran 54 plays (7.7 yds per play). Detroit rushed the ball for 5.9 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 129 yds on 22 carries.
The Detroit Lions maintained an average of 350.2 yards/contest which had them sitting 20th in football. They gave away 13 picks while letting opponents recover 8 fumbles and they obtained 220 first downs. They averaged 93.7 rushing yards per game and rushed for 1,499 yards overall. The Detroit offense accrued 860 yds of penalties on 95 infractions, which was 12th in football in terms of making mistakes. Throughout last year, the Lions had a total of 4,104 yards through the air in addition to averaging 256.5 passing yards per game, putting them at 10th in the league. Regarding the points being put on the board, the Lions were ranked 20th in football by scoring 23.6 points per game.
The Lions conceded 32.4 points per game, which had them in 32nd in football. Last season, they surrendered 519 points in total. Detroit allowed the opposition a total of 2,158 rushing yards (134.9 yards per outing) in addition to 27 touchdowns rushing last season. They yielded 38 touchdowns through the air as well as 284.9 yards/outing, which had them in 30th out of all teams. The Lions defense was on the field for 1,068 plays, which was 29th in football. They compiled 12 turnovers (5 fumbles and 7 interceptions) for the previous season.
Who will win tonight's 49ers/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the San Francisco -7.5
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