You can find this Divisional round NFL matchup between the Buccaneers and Lions on NBC at 3:00 (1/21/24). This game will be played at Ford Field in Detroit (MI). d
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS VS DETROIT LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Detroit Lions -6.5
This game will be played at Ford Field at 3:00 ET on Sunday, January 21st.
WHY BET THE DETROIT LIONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 26-17 in favor of the Lions.
- Our projections have Baker Mayfield finishing with 243.571 passing yards on 21.949/35.674 passing.
- The Lions are projected to finish with 358 yards of offense compared to the 296 yards for the Buccaneers.
Will Tampa Bay Make it Happen on the Road?
During this season, the Buccaneers have an overall record of 9-8, which has them 1st in the NFC-South. Their performance includes 6-6 as underdogs and 4-2 when they are favored. With a scoring margin of +2.6, the Buccaneers’ have achieved an ATS record of 12-6 so far.
Coming into the Divisional round the Buccaneers offense is 19th in the league at 21.1 points per contest. Tampa Bay currently sits 19th in passing attempts and has an average of 6.7 yards per attempt (9). They are also ranked 16th in the league with 228.8 passing yards per game.
With 90.4 rushing yards per game, the Buccaneers hold the 31st spot in the NFL. This average is coming on an average of 26 rushing attempts (20th).
On the defensive front, the Buccaneers currently hold the 5th position in tackles for loss and rank 7th in sacks. Opponents are averaging 18.6 points and 340.4 yards per game against them.
Can the Lions Please their Home Crowd?
This week will be the Lions’ 14th game against an NFC opponent. Their overall record is 12-5 while going 9-4 against other teams in the NFC. In the standings, Detroit is 1st in the division and 3rd in the NFC. The Lions’ current scoring margin stands at +3.7, which has them coming in with a 12-6 ATS record.
The Detroit offense is currently positioned 5th in the league, scoring an average of 26.9 points per contest. In terms of the passing game, Lions have an average 258.7 passing yards per game, placing them 3rd in the league rankings. At present, 61.3% of their first downs have come through the passing game.
Per attempt, the Lions are averaging 4.5 yards while carrying the ball an average of 29.2 times per contest. In terms of yardage, they are 6th in the league.
When it comes to turnovers, the Detroit defense has forced 23 takeaways, putting them 8th in the NFL. Overall, they are allowing 23.2 points per game and yielding 341.1 yards.