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    The Detroit Lions (12-5) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-8) take the field in the NFC Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs at Ford Field on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

    The Lions sport the 19th-ranked defense this season (336.1 yards allowed per game), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with 394.8 yards per game. The Buccaneers rank 23rd with 313 total yards per contest on offense, and they rank 23rd with 344.2 total yards allowed per contest on defense.

    Lions vs. Buccaneers Picks

    Game Info: Lions vs. Buccaneers

    • Game Day: Sunday, January 21, 2024
    • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Ford Field

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    Detroit is a 6-point favorite against Tampa Bay on Sunday and the total is set at 49.5 points. Here’s a few betting trends and insights if you are planning on making a wager on the game.

    Game Trends for Lions

    • The Lions put together a 12-5-0 record against the spread in the regular season, and their record in the playoffs is 0-1-0.
    • The Lions have covered the spread twice this season (2-2 ATS) when playing as at least 6-point favorites (regular season and playoffs).
    • The Lions and their opponents combined to hit the over 11 out of 17 times in the regular season, and zero of one in the playoffs.

    Stats & Insights for Lions

    • The Lions rank 19th in total defense this year (336.1 yards allowed per game), but they’ve been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking third-best in the NFL with 394.8 total yards per game.
    • The Lions rank 23rd in scoring defense this season (23.2 points allowed per game), but they’ve been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking fifth-best in the NFL with 27.1 points per game.
    • The Lions have the 27th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (247.4 allowed per game), and they’ve been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking second-best with 258.9 passing yards per game.
    • The Lions have been shining on both sides of the ball in the running game, ranking fifth-best in rushing offense (135.9 rushing yards per game) and second-best in rushing defense (88.8 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • The Lions rank 10th in third-down efficiency (41.5%) on offense and 10th in third-down conversion rate allowed (37.1%) on defense this year.
    • On offense, the Lions have been a top-five unit in terms of yards per play, ranking third-best in the NFL by compiling 6.1 yards per play. They rank 27th on defense (5.9 yards per play allowed).
    • With 23 forced turnovers (18th in NFL) against 23 turnovers committed (19th in NFL), the Lions’ even turnover margin ranks 16th in the league.

    Best Players for Lions

    • Jared Goff: 4,575 PASS YDS / 269.1 YPG / 67.3% / 30 TD / 12 INT
    • David Montgomery: 219 CAR / 1,015 YDS / 72.5 YPG / 13 TD / 16 REC / 117 YDS / 8.4 YPG / 0 TD
    • Jahmyr Gibbs: 182 CAR / 945 YDS / 63 YPG / 10 TD / 52 REC / 316 YDS / 21.1 YPG / 1 TD
    • Amon-Ra St. Brown: 119 REC / 1,515 YDS / 94.7 YPG / 10 TD
    • Sam LaPorta: 86 REC / 889 YDS / 52.3 YPG / 10 TD
    • Josh Reynolds: 40 REC / 608 YDS / 38 YPG / 5 TD
    • Alex Anzalone: 129 TKL / 7 TFL / 3 SACK / 6 PD

    Game Trends for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers covered 11 times in 17 chances against the spread in the regular season. The team is 1-0-0 ATS in the playoffs.
    • The Buccaneers have covered the spread when playing as at least 6-point underdogs in two of two chances in the regular season and playoffs.
    • In Buccaneers games during the regular season, combined scoring went over the point total six times. In the playoffs, zero of one games have topped the over.

    Stats & Insights for Buccaneers

    • In terms of total yards, the Buccaneers rank 23rd in the NFL (313 total yards per game) and 23rd defensively (344.2 total yards allowed per contest).
    • In terms of points scored the Buccaneers rank 20th in the NFL (20.5 points per game), and they are sixth defensively (19.1 points allowed per contest).
    • The Buccaneers rank 17th in passing yards per game (224.2), but they’ve been less productive on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst in the NFL with 248.9 passing yards conceded per contest.
    • Offensively, the Buccaneers are a bottom-five run offense, posting only 88.8 rushing yards per game (worst). On the bright side, they are excelling on defense, ceding just 95.3 rushing yards per contest (fifth-best).
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, the Buccaneers rank 10th in the NFL (41.5% third-down conversion percentage) and 23rd defensively (40.9% third-down rate allowed).
    • The Buccaneers rank 21st in the NFL with 5.3 yards per play on offense, and they rank 21st with 5.7 yards surrendered per play on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Buccaneers own a +8 turnover margin this season, which ranks ninth in the NFL.

    Best Players for Buccaneers

    • Baker Mayfield: 4,044 PASS YDS / 237.9 YPG / 64.3% / 28 TD / 10 INT
    • Rachaad White: 272 CAR / 990 YDS / 58.2 YPG / 6 TD / 64 REC / 549 YDS / 32.3 YPG / 3 TD
    • Chase Edmonds: 49 CAR / 176 YDS / 13.5 YPG / 0 TD / 14 REC / 81 YDS / 6.2 YPG / 0 TD
    • Mike Evans: 79 REC / 1,255 YDS / 73.8 YPG / 13 TD
    • Chris Godwin: 83 REC / 1,024 YDS / 60.2 YPG / 2 TD
    • Lavonte David: 134 TKL / 17 TFL / 4.5 SACK / 5 PD
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