Connect with us

NFL Football

Lions Host Bucs In Day After Christmas NFL Week 16 Betting, Odds and Picks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions NFL Week 16 Betting Odds and Picks

Much of the blame for Detroit’s plight belongs to Matt Patricia.  To illuminate Patricia was never respected.  He will go down as one of the worst coaches in NFL history.  Sharing the blame with Patricia is former general manager Bob Quinn.  Now that the Dumbo Duo is gone, Darrell Bevell is left holding the bag.  Bevell won his first game as interim coach.  But the Lions have reverted to losing their last two games.  Bevell is paying the price for the poor leadership of Patricia and Quinn.  Super Bowl best bet Tampa Bay visits Saturday.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions Betting Information

Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TV Coverage: NFL Network

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Buccaneers -9½ (-105) 53½ (-115) -430
Lions +9½ (-115) 53½ (-106) +337
Place Bets

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, Tampa Bay has higher sportsbook stakes than Detroit.  By contrast, the Lions have nothing to play for.  And are in the red for the season.

Brady Bunch Heads to Post Season

Tampa Bay is coming off a 31-27 win at the Falcons as 6-point chalks.  And then the game went over the total of 49.5.  The Bucs are 9-5 straight up, 7-7 against the spread, and 8-6 over the total.  Overall Tampa Bay ranks 17th for total offense and 7th for scoring.  Defensively the Bucs are 6th in the NFL and 12th for points allowed.

Tom Brady threw a game-winning 46-yard touchdown to Antonio Brown with 6:19 left in Atlanta.  In sum, the GOAT finished with 390 yards passing and 2 touchdowns.  Brady had quite a duel with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw for 356 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Accordingly, Brady has a 97.5 QB rating on the season with 3886 yards, 32 touchdown passes, and 11 interceptions.  So far, he has met the hype of Tampa Bay being a Betting on Super Bowl favorite.

Lions Continue Super Bowl Hibernation

Detroit was routed Sunday at Tennessee 46-25 as 9.5-point dogs.  So too did the game go over the total of 54.5.  The Lions are 5-9 straight up, 6-8 against the spread, and 9-5 over the total.  Concurrently Detroit ranks 19th for total offense and 19th for scoring.  Defensively the Lions are 30th in the NFL and 32nd for points allowed.  Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill threw for 273 yards and 3 touchdowns.  While rushing for 2 more TDs.  Tennessee demonstrated their merits with the Super Bowl betting odds.

Of course, Patricia and Quinn were an undeniable clown show. They insulted Detroit fans with their boasts about doing things the “Patriot Way.”  In the end, they were sent packing back to New England.  Likely to serve as the Bill Belichick errand boys they always were.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions Against the Spread

The Lions have covered just 12 of their last 29 games.  As a dog, Detroit is 10-12 on the board.  And in NFC games Detroit has paid in just nine of their last 22.  Overall, the Lions have gone over the total in 18 of their last 29 games.  In NFC games Detroit is 13-9 over the total. As a dog, the Lions are 14-8 over the total.

Overall, the Buccaneers have paid in just 12 of their last 29 games.  As chalk Tampa Bay is 7-9-1 vs. the odds.  Against NFC teams The Bucs are 8-13 with the board.  Tampa Bay has gone over the total in 19 of their last 29 games.  While in NFC games the Bucs are 15-6 to the over.  As chalk, the Buccaneers are 11-6 over the number.

Detroit covered 10 of their last 13 games with the Buccaneers.  Just three of the last eight games in this series went under.  And then the Bucs have paid in three of their last four at Detroit.  Three of the last four in this series at Detroit cleared the total.

It is true that Detroit remains a Super Bowl betting longshot.  Tampa Bay is completely transformed.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Tampa Bay is in far better form.  Thus, they rate the NFL gambling advantage.

Buccaneers at Lions CashBet Best Bet: 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Promotions

CashBet Sportsbook Promotions

CashBet Sportsbook Promotions

HeadLines

More in NFL Football