Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 10/30/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 8
Game: Miami Dolphins vs Detroit Lions
Date: Sunday, October 30, 2022
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Lions (+3)
The Miami Dolphins (4-3) are en route to Ford Field on Sunday where they will meet the Detroit Lions (1-5). Detroit opens as 3-point underdogs. The total is set at 49.
The Miami Dolphins step onto the field holding a record of 4-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Dolphins faced the Steelers and went home with a win by a final score of 16-10. Tua Tagovailoa finished 21/35 with 261 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 92.7 and finished the contest with no picks. Raheem Mostert was the best rusher for the Dolphins with 16 carries for 79 yds (4.9 yds per attempt). Jaylen Waddle held an average of 22.0 yds per catch by recording 88 yards on 4 receptions. The Miami Dolphins ran the football 27 times and accumulated 111 yards, which is an average of 4.1 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they had 62 plays which totaled 372 yards. Miami allowed 32 completions on 44 attempts for 246 yds, and a completion percentage of 72.7%. On the ground, the Dolphins gave up 95 yards on 23 attempts, which averages out to 4.1 yards per run surrendered.
When it comes to scoring points, the Miami Dolphins hold an average of 21.0 points per contest. As a unit they have an average of 85.4 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 29th in the league. The Dolphins have earned 2,569 total yards for the season. Miami has compiled 94 1st downs, and they have been called for 48 penalties for 361 yards. They have turned the ball over 9 times (7 picks and 2 fumbles lost). When it comes to notching touchdowns, Miami has totaled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns.
The Dolphins rank 23rd in the league in relation to the opposition scoring, allowing 23.6 points per contest. They are giving up 4.2 yards per run and 103.3 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have given up 723 running yards through 7 games. Regarding yards via the pass, the Dolphins have surrendered 1,786 yards which puts them in 27th in the league. They have given up 255.1 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 68.7%. In total, they have surrendered 358.4 yards/game which has them sitting 21st in the NFL. They have granted 11 touchdowns via the pass as well as 8 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Lions come into this game with a record of 1-5 for this season. In their last contest, the Lions took a loss by a final score of 24-6 when they played the Cowboys. Jared Goff ended the contest with 228 yards on 21/26 passing while his QB rating was 71.2. He threw 2 picks and his Y/A was 8.8 yards. Jamaal Williams ran the ball 15 times for 79 yds, walking away from the contest with 5.3 yards per attempt for Detroit. Kalif Raymond was featured in the passing game for the Lions, bringing in 5 balls for 75 yds (15.0 yards per catch). Detroit rushed the ball for 4.7 yards per attempt, totaling 117 yds on 25 attempts. The Lions finished the contest with a total of 312 yards on 56 plays (5.6 yds per play). The Lions pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 76.0%, surrendering 191 yds on 19 for 25 passing. Detroit conceded 32 rushing attempts for 139 yards (4.3 yds per rush).
The Detroit Lions have an average of 395.2 yards/game which has them ranked 4th in the league. They average 145.7 run yards per game and have rushed for 874 yards in total. The Detroit offense has compiled 329 yards of penalties on 38 infractions, which is 21st in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 6 interceptions while allowing opponents to recover 5 fumbles and they have been able to earn 77 1st downs. During this campaign thus far, the Lions have compiled 1,497 passing yards as well as an average of 249.5 throwing yards per contest, putting them at 9th in football. Concerning how much they score, the Lions are ranked 9th out of all teams in the league holding an average of 24.3 PPG.
They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air and 249.3 yards per game, which has them in 22nd in the NFL. Detroit has conceded a total of 977 yards on the ground (162.8 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have tallied 5 turnovers (3 fumbles and 2 picks) on the year. The Lions defense has been on the field for 389 plays, which is good for 7th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 194 total points. The Lions are surrendering 32.3 points per contest, which has them sitting 32nd of all teams in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Dolphins/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dolphins -3
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