Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions Prediction, 12/26/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions
Date: Saturday, December 26, 2020
Location: Ford Field in Detroit, MI
TV: NFL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit +9.5
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-5) travel to Ford Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Detroit Lions (5-9). The spread on this game has Tampa Bay as 9.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 35.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into this game 9-5 for this season. The last time they took the field they went up against the Atlanta Falcons and notched a win by a score of 31-27. Tom Brady went 31/45 with 390 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Leonard Fournette led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he added 2 TD's for the game. He ran for 49 yards on 14 carries which meant he averaged 3.5 yards per tote. Mike Evans led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 110 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 18.3 yards per reception in the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushed the ball a total of 18 times and earned a total of 51 yards which earned them an average of 2.8 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they ran 66 plays which added up to 416 yards. In the game, the Buccaneers totaled 27 first downs and they totaled 1 penalty for 10 yards. When discussing the defense, Tampa Bay gave up 34 catches on 49 tries totaling 332 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. On the ground, the Buccaneers gave up 37 yards on 13 attempts which is an average of 2.8 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they gave up 369 yards but didn't force any takeaways.
The Buccaneers have tallied 5,072 total yards this year. As a team they average 93.9 yards in the run game which has them sitting 29th in the league. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Tampa Bay has amassed 32 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns on the ground. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an average of 28.6 PPG. The Buccaneers are sitting in 12th in the National Football League concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 22.9 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.4 yards per run and 77.8 rushing yards per game this season. In total, they have given up 1,089 running yards through 14 games. Regarding passing yards, the Buccaneers have allowed 3,574 yards which puts them in 25th in the NFL. Over the course of their 14 games played this season, they have relinquished 255.3 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.4%. For the season, they are surrendering 333.1 yards per outing putting them at 6th in the National Football League.
The Lions head into this game 5-9 for this season. In their last outing they faced the Tennessee Titans and took the loss by a score of 46-25. D'Andre Swift paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 11 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns in the game. He rushed for a total of 67 yards via 15 carries which gave him an average of 4.5 yards per carry. Marvin Jones Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 112 yards on 10 receptions. He notched an average of 11.2 yards per reception in the game. Matthew Stafford went 22/32 with 252 yards passing and added 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. The Detroit Lions ended up running the ball 27 times and earned a total of 123 yards which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry. For the contest, the Lions racked up 27 first downs and they had 3 infractions for 33 yards. In the game, they ran 65 plays for 430 yards. When discussing the defense, Detroit allowed 21 completions on 27 throws totaling 268 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. On the day, they gave up 463 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers. On the ground, the Lions allowed 195 yards on 38 tries which is an average of 5.1 yards per attempt allowed.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Lions rank 19th out of all teams in football maintaining an average of 23.9 points per game. During this campaign so far, the Lions have compiled 3,703 yards through the air together with an average of 264.5 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 7th in the NFL. They are averaging 92.6 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 1,297 yards for the season. The Detroit Lions are averaging 357.1 yards per contest which ranks them 19th out of all teams in the NFL. The Lions rank 32nd in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 31.1 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.5 yards per running attempt and 137.3 rushing yards per game this season. Overall, they have given up 1,922 yards via the ground game in 14 games. In terms of passing yards, the Lions have allowed 3,698 yards which has them ranked 27th in football. During their 14 games played this year, they are allowing 264.1 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 68.2%. In total, they are allowing 401.4 yards per game which ranks them 30th in the National Football League.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Lions NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Lions +9.5
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