Lions vs. Washington: NFL Betting Preview – November 15, 2020

Posted By Staff on November 14, 2020

The Washington Football Team (2-6) will attempt to prove oddsmakers wrong when they take on the Detroit Lions (3-5) on Sunday, November 15, 2020 as 4.5-point underdogs. The point total is set at 46.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of November 13, 2020, 4:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Lions vs. Washington betting odds

Injury Report

Lions: WR Kenny Golladay: Out (Hip), TE T.J. Hockenson: Questionable (Toe), WR Jamal Agnew: Questionable (Ribs), OLB Christian Jones: Questionable (Knee), ILB Jarrad Davis: Questionable (Knee), FS Jayron Kearse: Questionable (Ankle), DT Nick Williams: Questionable (Shoulder), OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Questionable (Foot), G Joe Dahl: Questionable (Back)

Washington: QB Kyle Allen: Out (Ankle), WR Dontrelle Inman: Out (Hamstring), K Dustin Hopkins: Questionable (Groin), WR Jeff Badet: Questionable (Hamstring), ILB Jared Norris: Out (Hamstring), OT Geron Christian Sr.: Out (Knee)

Total Facts

  • Detroit’s games have gone over 46.5 points seven times this season 87.5% of matchups).
  • Two of Washington’s games have gone over 46.5 points this year (25% of matchups).
  • The two teams combine to score 43.7 points per game, 2.8 fewer points than this matchup’s point total.
  • Combined, these teams surrender 53.5 points per game, 7.0 more points than this matchup’s total.
  • Detroit’s contests this year have an average point total of 54.6, 8.1 more points than this game’s over/under.
  • Washington’s matchups this season have a 42.6-point average over/under, 3.9 fewer points than this game’s total.
  • Detroit is the 19th-highest scoring team in the league this year. Washington has scored the 30th-most points.
  • Washington has surrendered the 11th-fewest points in NFL play this season, while Detroit has given up the 28th-fewest.

Lions Betting Insights

  • Detroit has a losing 3-5 record against the spread.
  • Most of Detroit’s games this year — five out of eight — have gone over the point total (62.5%).

Washington Betting Insights

  • Washington has compiled a losing 3-4-1 record against the spread this season.
  • Most of Washington’s games this year — four out of eight — have finished underthe point total (50%).

Detroit vs Washington: Head to Head

Lions vs Football Team: Last Meeting
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/24/2019 Lions Washington -4 39.5 -205 +175 364-230 DET 19-16 WAS

When the Lions Have the Ball

  • Detroit averages just 1.1 more points per game (24.6) than Washington surrenders (23.5).
  • Detroit is 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall in games when it puts up at least 24.6 points.
  • When Washington allows no more than 19.1 points, it has a 2-2 record against the spread and a 2-2 record overall.
  • Detroit racks up 359 yards per game, 44.8 more yards than the 314.2 Washington allows per contest. Detroit averages 5.6 yards per play while Washington gives up 5 per play.
  • In games that Detroit totals 359 or more yards, the team is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall.
  • When Washington keeps its opponents to 314.2 yards or less, it has a 3-1 record ATS and a 2-2 record overall.
  • This season, Detroit averages 101.1 yards per game on the ground, 27.5 fewer per game than Washington allows per contest (128.6).
  • Detroit has a 1-2 ATS record and a 1-2 overall record when the team runs for at least 101.1 yards.
  • This season, Washington is 2-0 against the spread and 2-0 overall when holding opponents to no more than 128.6 yards on the ground.
  • Detroit turns the ball over 1.1 times per game, only per game than the 1.1 Washington forces on average.
  • Detroit is 3-3 against the spread and 3-3 overall when it turns the ball over 1.1 or less times.
  • This season, Washington has a 1-0-1 record against the spread and a 1-1 record overall when it forces at least 1.1 turnovers.

When Washington Has the Ball

  • Washington racks up 19.1 points per game, 10.9 fewer than Detroit allows per outing (30).
  • Washington is 2-2 against the spread and 2-2 overall in games when it scores at least 19.1 points.
  • This season, Detroit has a 2-1 record against the spread and a 2-1 record overall in games when it holds opponents to 24.6 or fewer points.
  • Washington racks up 85.6 fewer yards per game (306.4), than Detroit gives up per matchup (392). On average, Washington gains 4.9 yards per play, while Detroit’s defense surrenders 6 per play.
  • In games that Detroit amassed 346.8 or more yards last season, the team went 2-5-1 against the spread and 1-6-1 overall.
  • Detroit has a 3-3 record ATS and a 3-3 record overall when holding its opponents to 392 yards or less.
  • This season, Washington racks up 92.2 yards per game on the ground, 55.9 fewer per game than Detroit allows per outing (148.1).
  • This year, Washington has a 1-2 ATS record and a 1-2 overall record in games the team rushes for at least 92.2 yards.
  • When Detroit holds its opponents to 148.1 rushing yards or less, it is 3-1 against the spread and 3-1 overall.
  • Washington turns the ball over 1.9 times per game, only 1.0 more turnover per game than the 0.9 Detroit forces on average.
  • Washington is 2-1-1 against the spread and 2-2 overall when it turns the ball over 1.9 or fewer times.
  • This season, Detroit has a 3-1 record against the spread and a 3-1 record overall when it forces at least 0.9 turnovers.

Lions Players to Watch

  • Matthew Stafford leads the team with 2,127 passing yards (265.9 yards per game) and has a 62.6% completion percentage this year (174-of-278) while throwing 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions in eight games.
  • Adrian Peterson has taken 93 carries for a team-leading 350 rushing yards (43.8 yards per game) while scoring two touchdowns in eight games.
  • D’Andre Swift has 250 yards on 54 carries (31.3 ypg), with four rushing touchdowns over the course of eight games. He also has 26 catches for 207 yards (25.9 ypg) and one touchdown.
  • This season, Danny Amendola has 25 catches (on 41 targets) to lead the team with 401 yards (50.1 per game) with zero touchdowns in eight games.
  • T.J. Hockenson’s statline this year shows 34 catches for 360 yards and five touchdowns over the course of eight games. He averages 45.0 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 49 times.
  • Kenny Golladay has caught 20 passes on 32 targets for 338 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 67.6 yards per game in five contests in 2020.
  • Romeo Okwara has 5.0 sacks to lead the team, and has also added 6.0 TFL and 24 tackles over eight games.
  • In eight games over the 2020 campaign, Jamie Collins Sr. has totaled 55 tackles, 4.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception and leads the team in tackles.
  • Duron Harmon has intercepted two passes to lead the team while adding 30 tackles and four passes defended eight over games.

Washington Players to Watch

  • Dwayne Haskins has thrown for 939 yards while completing 61% of his passes (89-of-146), with four touchdowns and three interceptions in four games this year (234.8 yards per game).
  • Antonio Gibson has racked up a team-high 391 rushing yards (48.9 yards per game) and scored five touchdowns in eight games. He has added 22 catches for 182 yards (22.8 receiving yards per game).
  • In eight games in 2020, J.D. McKissic has rushed for 168 yards on 35 carries (21.0 ypg), with zero rushing touchdowns. McKissic also helps out in the passing game, catching 34 passes to lead the team with 248 (31.0 ypg).
  • This season, Terry McLaurin has 50 catches (on 77 targets) to lead the team with 692 yards (86.5 per game) with three touchdowns in eight games.
  • Logan Thomas has caught 24 passes on 46 targets for 236 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 29.5 yards per game in eight contests in 2020.
  • Montez Sweat has notched a team-leading 5.0 sacks, while adding 6.0 TFL and 22 tackles over eight games.
  • In eight games over the course of the 2020 campaign, Jon Bostic has totaled 60 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and two sacks and leads the team in tackles.
  • This season, Kendall Fuller leads the team with four interceptions and has added 14 tackles and five passes defended six in games.

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