Free NFL Picks Today: New York Jets vs Detroit Lions 12/18/22

Free NFL Picks Today: New York Jets vs Detroit Lions 12/18/22
Sun 18th December 2022

The New York Jets (7-6, 3-3 Home) host the Detroit Lions (6-7, 2-3 Away) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. We don’t want you to miss any of the action so check out our free NFL picks today for the game between the New York Jets and Detroit Lions on Sunday 18th December 2022.

The Jets are 1.5-point favorites, and the total is 44.5. Detroit is coming off a 34-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field last Sunday. Jared Goff threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns. C.J. Moore ran one time for 42 yards. DJ Chark Jr. caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.

New York lost 20-12 to the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium last Sunday. Mike White was 27 of 44 for 269 yards. Zonovan Knight carried 17 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. Garrett Wilson hauled in six receptions for 78 yards.


The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since September 2018, a 48-17 win for the Jets.


The Lions are averaging 26.9 points per game for the season, fifth in the NFL, and they are facing a Jets defense that has surrendered 18.7 PPG (6th). Meanwhile, New York has scored 20.3 points a game this season, 22nd in the league, and Detroit is allowing 26.7 PPG (31st).

The Lions rank ninth in the league in passing yards per game (258.3) and 11th in rushing (127.5). They will face a tough test through the air, as the Jets are fifth in the league in passing yards allowed per game (208.5).

Against the run, New York is 13th (111.9). New York is 15th in the league in passing yards per game (242.5) and 20th in rushing (112.1). Detroit’s defense has been most vulnerable through the air, as the Lions are 30th in the league in passing yards allowed per game (276.9).

Against the run, the Lions are 26th (139.9).Detroit has found the end zone on an NFL-best 75% of trips to the red zone this season, averaging 3.7 trips a game (10th).


Through 13 games, Jared Goff has thrown for 22 touchdowns (7 INT) and 257.8 yards per game to lead Detroit in passing. In five away games this season, he has two TDs (4 INT) and an average of 227.0 yards passing.

Jamaal Williams leads the team in rushing with an average of 62.0 yards a game over 13 games. He has 14 touchdowns on the ground. Amon-Ra St. Brown is the Lions’ leading receiver with 74.8 yards a game and six TDs.

He is averaging 6.8 receptions on 9.1 targets per game. Zach Wilson has four passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 182.7 yards per game through seven games to lead New York. In three home games this season, he has thrown for three TDs (3 INT) and an average of 239.7 yards.

Breece Hall has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 66.1 yards a game through seven games. He also has been valuable as a receiver, racking up 31.1 yards a game through the air.

He has five total touchdowns, four rushing and one receiving. Garrett Wilson has been the primary target in the Jets’ aerial attack. He has four touchdowns and a 66.8 yard per game average through 13 appearances. Garrett Wilson is averaging 7.8 targets per game (4.8 receptions).

SportsTips’ NFL Pick:

Detroit Lions (+105)

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