Detroit Lions at New York Jets - 12/18/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

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The Detroit Lions will play the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Detroit Lions are 6-7 this season after they defeated the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 34-23 in their last game. Detroit gained 464 total yards and forced two turnovers in the win. The Detroit offense is averaging 26.8 points per game with 248.8 passing yards per game and 127.5 rushing yards per game. Jared Goff has thrown for 3,352 yards, 22 touchdowns, and seven interceptions for the Lions this season. Jamaal Williams has rushed for 806 yards and 14 scores, while Amon-Ra St. Brown has caught 82 passes for 898 yards and six touchdowns for Detroit. The Detroit defense is giving up 26.7 points per game and 403.2 yards per game.

The New York Jets are 7-6 this season after they lost to the Buffalo Bills by a score of 20-12 in their last game. New York out gained Buffalo by a total of 309-232, but turned the ball over two times in the loss. The New York offense is averaging 20.3 points per game with 224.8 passing yards per game and 112.1 rushing yards per game. Zach Wilson has thrown for 1,279 yards, four touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Jets this season. Breece Hall has rushed for 463 yards and four touchdowns, while Garrett Wilson has caught 63 passes for 868 yards and four scores for New York. The New York defense is allowing 18.7 points per game and 301.2 yards per game.

Detroit is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-1 in Detroit’s last 5 games. New York is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss. The under is 6-2 in New York’s last 8 games. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Detroit is playing very good football right now and is making a very late push towards the playoffs, while New York has lost three of their last four games. New York has some quarterback injury issues, but they will be going up against one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Detroit’s offense has been humming recently, scoring 31 points or more in four of their last five games. This is a big game for both teams, but Detroit has all of the momentum coming into this game. I like the Lions here.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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