Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions Early Spread and Betting Trends December 26, 2020

Written by on December 22, 2020

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-5) are 9.0-point favorites on Saturday, December 26, 2020 against the Detroit Lions (5-9). The point total is set at 54.0 for the outing.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 26, 2020
  • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NFL Network
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Stadium: Ford Field
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Betting Information

Buccaneers vs Lions Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Buccaneers -9.0 -110 -110 54.0 -110 -110 N/A N/A

Buccaneers Betting Insights

  • Tampa Bay has a 7-7 record against the spread.
  • The Buccaneers are just 0-1 ATS when playing as at least 9.0-point favorites.
  • Most of Tampa Bay’s games this year — eight out of 14 — have gone over the point total (57.1%).
  • The Buccaneers average points scored this season (28.6) and the Lions points allowed (31.1) are within 2.5 points of each other.
  • In games where Tampa Bay score at least 28.6 points this season, they are 6-0 overall and 4-2 against the spread.
  • When the Detroit defense allows 31.1 points or fewer this year, the Lions have put together a 5-3 overall record and a 6-2 record against the spread.
Bet on the Buccaneers to win the Super Bowl.

Lions Betting Insights

  • Detroit’s games have hit the over in nine out of 14 outings this season (64.3%).
  • Detroit has a losing 6-8 record against the spread.
  • The Lions average points scored this season (23.9) and the Buccaneers points allowed (22.9) are within one point of each other.
  • Detroit is 4-4 overall and 5-3 against the spread when they score at least 23.9 points this season.
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 overall and 5-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 22.9 points.
Bet on the Lions to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Buccaneers vs Lions
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Buccaneers (-9) Under (54) Buccaneers 32 Lions 22

Total Facts

  • The Buccaneers’ average point total in matchups this year is 51.6, 2.4 points less than the total in this game.
  • Lions games this season have averaged a total of 55 points, 1.0 more than the point total in this matchup.
  • In 35.7% of their games this season (five of 14 chances), the Buccaneers and their opponents have put up more than this matchup’s point total of 54.0 points.
  • In nine of 14 outings (64.3%) this season, Detroit and its opponents have combined to score more than 54.0 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 1.5 less points per game (52.5) than this matchup’s over/under of 54.0 points.
  • The Buccaneers and the Lions have seen their opponents average a combined 54 points per game, the same as the point total set in this outing.
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Buccaneers vs Lions: Last 5 Meetings

Detroit has an edge against Tampa Bay over the past five meetings between these two squads, putting together a 3-2 record in those games. In those games against the Lions, the Buccaneers have a 1-0 record against the spread. Detroit has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, totaling 123 points while Tampa Bay scored 120.

Buccaneers vs Lions: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
12/15/2019 Buccaneers Lions -6 46 -240 +205 495-295 TB 38-17 TB
12/10/2017 N/A Buccaneers N/A N/A N/A N/A 434-400 DET 24-21 DET
12/7/2014 N/A Lions N/A N/A N/A N/A 407-233 DET 34-17 DET
11/24/2013 N/A Lions N/A N/A N/A N/A 390-229 DET 24-21 TB
9/11/2011 N/A Buccaneers N/A N/A N/A N/A 27-20 DET

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • Tampa Bay has gone 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall in their last three outcomes.
  • The under has been the norm for Tampa Bay. They have failed to reach the total two times in their last three contests.
  • The Buccaneers average total over the last three games is 4.3 points fewer than the 54.0 total listed for this matchup.
  • Detroit has been playing well lately, going 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 straight up over their last three games.
  • Detroit has gone over the total two times in their last three games.
  • The Lions total over the last three games is 9.3 points greater than the 54.0 total given for this matchup.

Injury Report

Buccaneers: C A.Q. Shipley: Out (Neck), OT Donovan Smith: Out (Illness), WR Cyril Grayson: Out (Undisclosed), TE O.J. Howard: Out (Achilles), SS Justin Evans: Out (Foot), RB T.J. Logan: Out (Knee), NT Vita Vea: Out (Ankle), RB Ronald Jones II: Out (Illness), CB Carlton Davis: Questionable (Groin), WR John Franklin: Out (Knee)

Lions: DE Everson Griffen: Out (Illness), CB Desmond Trufant: Out (Hamstring), DT Danny Shelton: Out (Knee), DE Trey Flowers: Out (Wrist), CB Darryl Roberts: Questionable (Hip), OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai: Questionable (Concussion), CB Tony McRae: Out (Knee), WR Kenny Golladay: Questionable (Hip), C Frank Ragnow: Questionable (Fractured Throat), DE Da’Shawn Hand: Out (Ankle), OT Tyrell Crosby: Questionable (Ankle), FB Nick Bawden: Out (Torn Acl), CB Mike Ford: Questionable (Concussion), DE Julian Okwara: Questionable (Leg), CB Jeff Okudah: Out (Groin), DT Jashon Cornell: Out (Left Achilles)

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