Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 12/15/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 1:00 PM (Ford Field)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.5 . Total 47.5

TV: FOX

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Detroit to face off against the Lions.  The Buccaneers are (6-7), coming off a 38-35 win over the Indianapolis Colts.  The Lions are (3-9-1), after falling to the Minnesota Vikings, 20-7.

In the Buccaneers win over the Colts, Tampa Bay was led on offense by Jameis Winston.  Winston completed 33 of 45 passes for 456 yds, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.  The Buccaneers trailed 35-21, before scoring 17 unanswered points.  Chris Godwin added 7 receptions for 91 yds.  Tampa Bay smoked Indianapolis in total yds, 542 to 309.  Tampa Bay had 4 turnovers compared to Indianapolis' 1.  Mike Evans left the game after a 61 yd touchdown reception in the win.

In the Lions loss to the Vikings, Detroit was led on offense by Kenny Golladay.  Golladay recorded 6 receptions and 58 yds and a touchdown.  The Lions did not put points on the scoreboard until 2:09 was left in the game.  The Lions had trouble cracking the Vikings defense in the loss, as the Vikings out gained the Lions, 354 to 231.  The Lions had 2 turnovers in the game.

Recent Betting Trends:

Buccaneers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.

Buccaneers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs the NFC.

The over is 8-0 in Buccaneers last 8 vs the NFC.

Lions are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs the NFC.

Lions are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

The over is 5-0 in Lions last 5 home games.

The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 matchups.  Mike Evans looks to be out after an injury in the last game, but that shouldn't stop the Buccaneers from putting up points.  The Lions rank 30th in pass coverage, while the Buccaneers rank 2nd in offensive passing yds per game.  Tampa Bay is also averaging over 29 points per game.  The downfall is the Tampa bay defense is giving up just as many points per game that they are scoring on average.  Detroit will be able to put their fair share of points in this game, but will end up falling at home due to the Lions being without one of their play makers.  Detroit will be without Marvin Jones for this contest.  Final score prediction, Buccaneers will win and cover, 31-24. 

Chris’s Pick TB -3.5

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