Detroit Lions vs New York Giants Prediction, 11/20/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 11
Game: Detroit Lions vs New York Giants
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Giants (-4)
The Detroit Lions (3-6) are en route to MetLife Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the New York Giants (7-2). New York opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The total has been set at 45.
The Detroit Lions head into this game 3-6 this year. The last time they stepped on the gridiron, the Lions took the field against the Bears and notched a win by a score of 31-30. Jared Goff connected on 19/26 with 236 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rate of 113.6 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. Amon-Ra St. Brown left with an average of 11.9 yds per catch by earning 119 yards on 10 receptions. Jamaal Williams led the offense in rushing for the Lions with 16 carries for 59 yds (3.7 yds per carry). In all, they tallied 59 plays which converted into 323 yards. The Detroit Lions ran the football 31 different times and compiled 95 yards, which earned them an average of 3.1 yds per carry. In the running game, the Lions conceded 258 yds on 35 attempts, which is an average of 7.4 yds per rush surrendered. Detroit gave up 12 completions on 20 tries for 150 yds, and a completion rate of 60.0%.
The Lions have racked up 3,341 total yards over the course of this year. Detroit has amassed 112 1st downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 53 infractions for 436 yards. In terms of getting in the endzone, Detroit has compiled 15 touchdowns through the air and 11 touchdowns via the ground. They have given the ball to the opposition 12 times (7 interceptions and 5 fumbles lost). As a team they're averaging 129.8 yards in the run game ranking them 11th in the league. In terms of scoring points, the Detroit Lions are averaging 24.3 points per contest.
Concerning passing yards, the Lions have given up 2,298 yards which puts them in 24th in the league. They have given up 255.3 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.3%. In total, they are conceding 416.2 yards/game which puts them 32nd in the NFL. They have yielded 15 touchdowns by air as well as 15 touchdowns running the ball. The opposition is running for an average of 5.3 yards per rush and 160.9 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have given up 1,448 rushing yards through 9 outings. The Lions rank 32nd in the National Football League concerning team defense, conceding 29.3 PPG.
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The Giants head into this game 7-2 for this year. When they last stepped on the football field, the Giants walked away with a victory by a final of 24-16 when they played the Texans. Daniel Jones (2 TDs) finished the contest with 197 yds on 13/17 through the air while his QB rating was 153.3. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 11.6 yds. Saquon Barkley ran the football 35 times for 152 yds, walking away from the contest with 4.3 yards per carry for New York. Tanner Hudson was one of the featured targets for the Giants, grabbing 3 balls for 24 yards (8.0 yds per catch). New York ran for 4.1 yards per carry, finishing with a total of 191 yards on 47 attempts. The Giants finished the game with 367 yards on 67 plays (5.5 yds per play). The Giants passing defense allowed a completion rate of 59.5%, surrendering 286 yds on 22 out of 37 through the air. New York allowed 19 running attempts for 101 yds (5.3 yards per carry).
The New York Giants are averaging 325.8 yards/game which ranks them 23rd out of all teams in the league. They have an average of 164.8 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,483 yards overall. The New York offense has totaled 451 yds of penalties on 59 violations, which ranks 12th in the league in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 3 picks while letting opponents recover 5 fumbles and they have obtained 79 first downs. For the season to this point, the Giants have thrown for 1,449 yards via the pass along with an average of 161.0 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 29th in the league. Regarding putting points on the board, the Giants rank 22nd out of all teams in the league averaging 20.8 points per game.
They have allowed the opposition 10 touchdowns through the air and 217.0 yards per contest, ranking them 17th in the league. New York has given up a total of 1,199 yards on the ground (133.2 yards per outing) as well as 5 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have earned 12 turnovers (10 fumbles and 2 interceptions) on the season. The Giants defense has taken part in 541 plays, ranking them 4th in the league. This year, they have given up 173 points in total. The Giants are giving up 19.2 PPG, which has them ranked 9th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Lions/Giants NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Lions +4
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