Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions 12/15/2019 Odds, Predictions and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions 12/15/2019 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) are on a full charge versus the Detroit Lions (3-9-1). The top sports betting website is keeping tabs on this matchup as bettors place wagers. Who will emerge as the probable winner? Let’s refer to the stats and see how each team measures up.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions 12/15/2019
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers last brought their strength to bear against the Indianapolis Colts. They successfully repulsed their opponent with a 38-35 final score. QB Jameis Winston was the star of the night. He was going for 33/45 with an awesome 456 air yards. His best contribution was 4 thrown TDs and 3 picks. Ronald Jones II was in charge of the ground game, carrying the ball 11 times for 36 yards. Chris Godwin caught the ball 7 times, contributing 91 yards.
The Buccaneers were in their ace game mode. They initiated a large number of first-downs at 29. They also used the rush attack for 28 out of 78 plays. It’s surprising that the Buccaneers were able to pull ahead with a mixed-offense tactic. They owe it to the prowess of their QB. Their defense was average. They limited their opponent to only 53% throw completion rate, but they had to concede 22 runs.
In the tale of the yards, the contest is skewed in favor of the Buccaneers. The team accumulated a whopping 542 as opposed to their opponent’s 309. The huge discrepancy in yardage gain allowed the Buccaneers to do as they pleased on the field. This is a good example of how territory is important in terms of scoring opportunities.
Players to watch:
J. Winston QB (13 GP 314 CMP 512 ATT 61.3 CMP% 4115 YDS 8 AVG 333.8 YDS/G 71 LNG 26 TD 23 INT 41 SACK 256 SYL 55.7 QBR 84.9 RTG), R. Jones II RB (13 GP 136 ATT 518 YDS 3.8 AVG 25 LNG 3 BIG 5 TDS 39.8 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 26 FD), P. Barber RB (13 GP 133 ATT 430 YDS 3.2 AVG 17 LNG 0 BIG 6 TDS 33.1 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 22 FD), C. Godwin WR (13 GP 81 REC 113 TGTS 1212 YDS 15 AVG 9 TD 71 LNG 22 BIG 93.2 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 515 YAC 59 FD), M. Evans WR (13 GP 67 REC 118 TGTS 1157 YDS 17.3 AVG 8 TD 67 LNG 17 BIG 89 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 276 YAC 54 FD).
The Lions were obliterated by the Minnesota Vikings in their previous matchup. It was a painful 20-7 endgame score for the Lions. QB David Blough did his best to keep the Lions afloat, going for 24/40 with 205 air yards. He managed to score a thrown TD and 2 interceptions. Bo Scarbrough was in charge of ground tactics. He carried the ball 19 times across 65 yards. Kenny Golladay received the most number of balls, going for 6 receptions at 58 yards.
The Lions had a really bad game. They had bad stats in both offense and defense. In terms of offense, they only initiated 18 first downs. They ran the ball for 22 out of 67 plays. Their accuracy was way off. Even though they got a decent number of rush attempts, these were not efficiently converted into points.
Their defense was very poor. The Lions allowed the enemy an 80% throw completion rate. But the worst part was the rush defense. The Lions weren’t able to put up a decent defensive line, allowing the opponent 39 rush attacks. The Lions better shape up if they want to at least notch a win before this year ends.
Players to watch:
M. Stafford QB (8 GP 187 CMP 291 ATT 64.3 CMP% 2499 YDS 8.6 AVG 320.6 YDS/G 66 LNG 19 TD 5 INT 18 SACK 137 SYL 73.1 QBR 106 RTG), K. Johnson RB (6 GP 92 ATT 308 YDS 3.3 AVG 14 LNG 0 BIG 2 TDS 51.3 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 16 FD), B. Scarbrough RB (4 GP 72 ATT 301 YDS 4.2 AVG 30 LNG 2 BIG 1 TDS 75.3 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 13 FD), K. Golladay WR (13 GP 53 REC 93 TGTS 1008 YDS 19 AVG 10 TD 75 LNG 19 BIG 77.5 YDS/G 1 FUM 1 LST 262 YAC 42 FD), M. Jones Jr. WR (13 GP 62 REC 91 TGTS 779 YDS 12.6 AVG 9 TD 47 LNG 12 BIG 59.9 YDS/G 0 FUM 0 LST 120 YAC 41 FD).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Buccaneers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Detroit is 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Detroit Lions Betting Picks
The best online sportsbook has declared a Tampa Bay victory via a 28.8 versus 20.7 score. Tampa Bay’s score will cover the spread, with a total going over.