Free NFL Prediction: Broncos vs Lions Odds
Week 3 NFL betting sees the Denver Broncos taking on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday September 27th at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Denver Broncos (2-0) at Detroit Lions (0-2)
Date: Sunday September 27th
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
ATS Betting Lines: OFF
NFL Betting Total: OFF
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Denver and Detroit get set for the national spotlight on Sunday Night Football from the Motor City.
The Broncos got a dramatic victory last Thursday after trailing 24-17 late in the game.
The Lions have started 0-2 for the first time since 2010 as they were dropped by Minnesota 26-16.
Kick off is set for 8:30 PM EST on NBC.
The Broncos have had two drama filled wins to start their 2015 season off.
In Week 1 they overcame a poor performance from QB Peyton Manning and used a late pick six from their defense to seal the win.
Last week, they saw Kansas City take a 24-17 lead with just 6 minutes to play, but vintage Peyton Manning came out. Manning responded with a game tying touchdown drive to put the game even at 24-24 and it looked like overtime was destined.
However, Kansas City tried running the ball and a fumble recovery quickly flipped the script as the Broncos ran it into the endzone to cap off a 31-24 crazy win.
Manning threw for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game, but completed just 26 of 45 pass attempts. While that is a good game for some other QBs, Manning has typically been known for his accuracy.
The run game is also a giant concern for Denver as CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman are both averaging way under 4 yards per carry. Both are splitting time now and neither has taken the reigns on the #1 spot.
The Lions have looked a mess in both games thus far and if they don’t turn things around quick, the hole they’ve already started digging could get too deep.
The Lions suffered their 2nd straight setback to start the season after falling to Minnesota 26-16.
The last time they dropped to 0-2 to start the year was 2010 where they lost 4 straight and finished 6-10.
Just about every aspect of their game is a major concern, but the biggest problem lies within the rushing attack.
Detroit gained just 38 yards on the ground in their loss to Minnesota and only 18 of those came from their backs.
The Lions have essentially been forced to go to a one dimensional style offense as Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson have major pressure on them.
Stafford targeted Johnson 17 times on Sunday and the duo completed 10 of them for 83 yards.
As they look for some serious positives to come about, the Lions are 7-1 in their last 8 home games.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Broncos are 20-8 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
- Broncos are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 3.
- Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Lions are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 3.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Lions ATS
The Broncos run game is a major concern. With the Lions desperate for a win and the national spotlight on them at home, this should add up for a Lions’ first win of the season.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Detroit 27- Denver 21
Stafford and Johnson hook up for a couple TDs as the Lions win outright here on Sunday Night Football.
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