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Buccaneers at Lions 12/15/19 - NFL Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Detroit Lions vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date & Time Sunday December 15, 2019, 1:00 PM (EST)
Location
Ford Fields Detroit, MI
Latest odds
TB -4 Total 47.5
TV Channel
FOX

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit Ford Field on Sunday to play the Detroit Lions in an NFC showdown. The Buccaneers improved to 6-7 with their third straight victory after defeating the Indianapolis Colts 38-35. The Bucs rallied behind the arm of Jameis Winston who threw for 456 yards with four touchdowns, although the Bucs QB also threw three interceptions.

Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston has 4,115 yards passing, 26 touchdowns and 23 interceptions. The leading rusher for the Buccaneers is Ronald Jones with 518 yards and five touchdowns. The leading receiver is Chris Godwin with 1,212 yards and nine touchdowns. On defense, Lavonte David leads Tampa Bay in tackles with 97.

Detroit fell to 3-9-1 following its 20-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions have lost six straight. The Lions were held scoreless until the final two minutes of the fourth quarter when trailing 20-0. Lions quarter David Blough was sacked five times. Detroit played without star quarterback Matthew Stafford for a fifth consecutive game. Blough finished with 205 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

David Blough has thrown for 485 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. Bo Scarbrough has rushed for 301 yards and one touchdown. Kenny Golladay is the leading receiver with 1,008 yards and 10 touchdowns. Tracy Walker is the leading tackler for the Lions with 82.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9
  • The OVER has cashed in 10 of the Buccaneers last 11
  • Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 versus an opponent with a losing record
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Lions last 5 at home
Free Pick:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers -4

Detroit has lost six straight and continues to have problems on offense as Matthew Stafford remains injured and third string quarterback David Blough is not able to fill Stafford’s big shoes. The Lions have failed to cover the number in 6 of the last 7 versus an NFC opponent. Tampa Bay arrives with an explosive offense behind Jameis Winston and expect to see more of the same on Sunday at Ford Field. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Buccaneers win and cover ATS 28-17.

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