Free Week 14 Prediction: Lions vs. Broncos NFL Odds
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NFL Handicapping Analysis: Week 14
(1-10-1) Detroit Lions vs. Denver Broncos (6-6)
Date: Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
NFL Week 14 ATS Betting Lines: Broncos -8 (Bet Now!)
NFL Week 14 Moneyline Odds: Lions +280| Broncos -360
NFL Week 14 NFL Betting Total: 42
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Did someone say win streak for the LIons? Detroit got their first victory of the season (finally) last week with a last second 29-27 victory over the Vikings at Ford Field. Is that win what the Lions need to starting stringing some of these together?
Denver has a couple duds over their last three games, which includes last Sunday’s 22-9 loss at Kansas City as well as a 30-13 home loss to the Eagles in week 10. The Broncos also have a 28-13 home win over the Chargers in that mix so this team is hard to get a read on.
Detroit got the victory last week but it was still very far from an impressive performance. The Lions blew a 20-6 lead earlier in the game and allowed two TDs in the 4th quarter, one of which resulted when Detroit coach Dan Campbell went for it on 4th down from his own 28 yard line.
Credit where credit is due though, Jared Goff led a 75-yard scoring drive to complete the comeback and ended up with 296 yards and 3 TDs. Amon-Ra St. Brown caught the 11-yard TD with 0:00 on the clock and had his best game as a pro with 10 catches for 86 yards.
Another good game from Goff might be a bit much to expect considering the Broncos held Patrick Mahomes to 15/29 passing with just 184 yards and an INT. The Chiefs also had just 84 yards rushing so it really wasn’t the Denver defense that failed them.
Looking at the stat sheet Denver really should have won last week’s visit to Kansas City, considering they held the Chiefs to just 269 total yards. The Broncos also ran for 154 yards, with rookie Javonte Williams going for 100+ yards for the second time in the last month.
Denver had three turnovers last week which was a big part of their demise vs. the Chiefs. The Broncos offense should be able to get going vs. a Lions defense that allowed a 340 yard passing day to Kirk Cousins last week. Minnesota backup RB Alexander Mattison also had 90 yards rushing with a TD.
The big question is if Teddy Bridgewater can lead Denver to similar numbers as the Vikings offense put up last week? He was just 22/40 vs. the Chiefs, his third straight game with a completion percentage under 65%. Bridgewater has just 2 TD passes as well as 2 INT over that three game stretch.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Lions are 4-0 ATS last 4 overall
- Lions are 4-0 ATS last 4 road games
- UNDER is 5-0 in Lions last 5 overall
- UNDER is 8-2 in Lions last 10 overall
- Broncos are 11-5 ATS last 16 vs. team with a losing record
- Broncos are 4-10-1 ATS last 15 as a home favorite
- UNDER is 5-1 in Broncos last 6 overall
4* Free Week 14 NFL Betting Prediction: Broncos -7.5
Denver looks like they could run away with this one. Detroit has the monkey off their back with their first win, but that was also more of a Vikings loss than a Lions victory. Now the Lions have to travel and they’re likely still without leading rusher D’Andre Swift.
Denver is no longer in danger of looking past Detroit since the Lions won last week.
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