Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos

Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4:05 PM (Empower Field at Mile High )

DEN -6.5 O/U 37.5

TV: CBS

The Lions have not looked good at all on the year. The Lions are actually sitting on a 3-10-1 record on the year so far and their struggles have been a major issue all year. The Lions in their last game were completely embarrassed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by giving up 38 points and only managing to score 17 points of their own.

When it comes to scoring on the year the Lions have been able to get 22.1 points per game. The offense has averaged 282 yards a game in the air and 103 yards a game on the ground. When it comes to defense play the Lions have allowed 25.8 points per game. The Lions have allowed 289 yards a game in the air and 118 yards a game on the ground.

Denver has ended up with a 5-9 record on the year so far and those 5 wins have been battles for the most part. The most recent game for the Broncos, though, was rather embarrassing for  team from Denver in a snow game that saw the Broncos only score 3 points and give up 23 points to a Chiefs tem that has been looking to improve on the year.

This year the Broncos offense has been doing decent with 18.2 points a game being scored. The Broncos offense is averaging 217 yards a game in the air and 107 yards a game on the ground. When it comes to the defense the Broncos are giving up only 20.1 points a game. The Broncos defense is giving up 229 yards a game in the air and 115 yards a game on the ground.

  • Detroit are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Detroit's last 12 games.
  • Denver are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Denver's last 20 games.

The Broncos get to play at home and are facing a Lions team that has been playing horrible on the entire year. The Broncos have the home field advantage as well with the altitude causing the Lions some problems. What else helps the Broncos out is the fact that the Lions defense is horrible and that lets the Broncos offense look amazing, even with their recent struggles. The Broncos defense is also able to contain the Lions passing offense and that makes the difference and makes the Lions one dimensional. Final Score Prediction, Denver Broncos win and cover 21-10.

Ben’s Pick Denver Broncos -6.5

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