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New York Jets vs Detroit Lions 12/18/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Detroit Lions (6-7) vs. New York Jets (7-6)
December 18, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: New York Jets +1/ Detroit Lions -1; Over/Under: 44.5
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The Detroit Lions and New York Jets meet Sunday in week 15 NFL action at MetLife Stadium. The Detroit Lions have won 5 of their last 6 games. The New York Jets have lost 4 of their last 6 games.

The Detroit Lions have lost 3 of their last 5 road games. Jared Goff is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 3,352 yards, 22 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds have combined for 1,325 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns, while Kalif Raymond has 34 receptions. The Detroit Lions ground game is averaging 127.5 yards per contest, and Jamaal Williams leads the way with 806 yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensively, Detroit is allowing 26.7 points and 403.2 yards per game. Alex Anzalone leads the Detroit Lions with 100 tackles, Aidan Hutchinson has 7 sacks and Kerby Joseph has 3 interceptions.

The New York Jets have won 3 of their last 4 home games. Mike White is completing 62 percent of his passes for 952 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis have combined for 1,308 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Tyler Conklin has 45 receptions. The New York Jets ground game is averaging 112.1 yards per contest, and Breece Hall leads the way with 463 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, New York is allowing 18.7 points and 301.2 yards per game. C.J. Mosley leads the New York Jets with 125 tackles, Quinnen Williams has 11 sacks and Lamarcus Joyner has 3 interceptions.

The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Jets are 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Lions last 5 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Jets last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Jets will have the edge at home, and they’re probably the tougher team here. However, the weather is expected to be in the 40s with no snow, which is good weather for a visiting team that wants to throw the ball around the yard. While early reports indicate Mike White should be good to go, he hasn’t been a difference maker his last two tries and that’s concerning a bit. The Jets will have to score points to beat the Lions. The Lions have scored 31 or more points in 4 of their last 5 games. I have to side with the visitors.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Detroit Lions -1

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