Free Week 14 NFL Prediction: Lions vs Buccaneers NFL Odds
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NFL Week 14 Handicapping
(6-6) Detroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-8)
Date: Sunday December 10th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida
Week 14 ATS Betting Lines: Lions -1
NFL Week 14 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 14 NFL Betting Total: OFF
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There is not other way to put it. This is a must win for Detroit.
As long as they stay at or above .500 they have a shot at the playoffs.
Tampa got Jameis Winston back last week but it was not enough to dump Green Bay in a classic Battle of the Bays.
They are playing out the string and you have to wonder about the future of the current team leadership.
Any chance the Lions have of having a successful season hinges on the healthy of Matthew Stafford. He has an injured hand and left the loss against Baltimore early.
That gave Jake Rudock his first taste of real game action and the results were predictable. He threw a pick and did not inspire much confidence.
Stafford is as valuable to the Lions as any of the top QBs are to their teams and if he can’t get they might as well write off the season.
Rudock was not the only one seeing action for the first time against the Ravens. RB Tion Green rushed for 51 yards are on 11 carries. A solid debut for an unheralded player/
The receivers are not good enough on their own to help the offense without Stafford. The Lions are in a tough spot.
The defense just gave up 44 points to an anemic Ravens offense and has been sliding for the last few weeks. A little more consistency and they might be in a much better position overall. There is not much hope they will steal this one.
They are opportunistic in taking the ball away though and Tampa makes more than its share of mistakes. That might be the only way they get this one if Stafford is out.
I can see the Lions dialing up the pressure in this matchup. You want to force Jameis to be uncomfortable and it is not like the Lions have a lot of natural rushers that will will one on one matchups. Anthony Zettel leads in sacks with 6.5. Don’t be sad if you didn’t know that, I had to look it up.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
I suppose the Bucs could have known it was not going to be the season they planned when the first game was postponed due to the hurricane. They might have won the week after easily against Chicago but since there have been few highlights.
Statistically it looks like Winston has taken a step forward but it is hard to evaluate amidst the losing. Garbage time numbers count just the same towards the quarterback rating. Last week was his first game back after missing three.
The running game is non-existent even with Doug Martin back in the fold. What was supposed to provide balance has held the team back.
Mike Evans will probably get his 1000 yards but he has also been down this season. Where are all the high degree of difficulty plays and touchdowns.
The Tampa defense is not very good. Even though the Packers do not pose much of a passing threat they still gave up over 100 yards on the ground to Jamal Williams last week.
Gerald McCoy looks like one of those players who everyone knows is really good but never puts up the numbers to prove it.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in Lions last 5 games overall.
Over is 4-0 in Lions last 4 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Over is 5-0 in Lions last 5 vs. NFC.
Buccaneers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC.
Buccaneers are 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Under is 7-1 in Buccaneers last 8 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: No line currently listed.
There will be no line for this one until we know more about the status of Matthew Stafford.
NFL Free Week 14 Score Prediction: Lions 24 – Buccaneers 17
I am going to assume that Stafford plays and is not overly influenced by the injury. He may have to throw a lot but that is the best way for them to win.
This one will come down to the fact that Detroit will make fewer mistakes. That will enable them to win the game and stay in the race for the playoffs.
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