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

    On the offensive side of the ball, the Lions have been a top-five unit, ranking fifth-best in the NFL by compiling 27.1 points per game. They rank 23rd on defense (23.2 points allowed per game). From an offensive standpoint, the Buccaneers are generating 20.5 points per game (20th-ranked). They rank sixth in the NFL defensively (19.1 points allowed per game).

    Lions vs. Buccaneers Picks

    A majority of Splash Inc. users have picked the Buccaneers to win as underdogs against the Lions on Sunday (14.7% of users), while 67.1% think the Lions will cover as 6-point favorites.

    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 over/under has been set at 49.5 points. Here are a few betting trends and insights before you decide to wager on the matchup.

    Game Trends for Lions

    • The Lions went 12-5-0 ATS in the regular season, and are 0-1-0 in the playoffs.
    • The Lions have covered the spread twice when favored by 6 points or more this season (in four regular season and playoff opportunities).
    • Lions games hit the over 11 out of 17 times in the regular season, and zero of one in the postseason.

    Stats & Insights for Lions

    • The Lions own the 19th-ranked defense this season (336.1 yards allowed per game), and they’ve been more effective on offense, ranking third-best with 394.8 yards per game.
    • The Lions sport the 23rd-ranked defense this season (23.2 points allowed per game), and they’ve been better on offense, ranking fifth-best with 27.1 points per game.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, the Lions have been a top-five unit in terms of passing yards, ranking second-best in the NFL by totaling 258.9 per game. They rank 27th on defense (247.4 passing yards allowed per game).
    • The Lions have been shining on both offense and defense 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 percentage allowed (37.1%) on defense this season.
    • The Lions rank 27th in yards per play allowed this season (5.9), but they’ve been shining on the offensive side of the ball, ranking third-best in the NFL with 6.1 yards per play.
    • The Lions own the 16th-ranked turnover margin in the league at even, forcing 23 turnovers (18th in NFL) while turning it over 23 times (19th in NFL).

    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 / 63.0 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 / 38.0 YPG / 5 TD
    • Alex Anzalone: 129 TKL / 7.0 TFL / 3.0 SACK / 6 PD

    Game Trends for Buccaneers

    • The Buccaneers covered 11 times in 17 matchups with a spread in the regular season. The team is 1-0-0 ATS in the playoffs.
    • The Buccaneers have won each of their two games in the regular season and playoffs when playing as at least 6-point underdogs.
    • The Buccaneers and their opponent combined to hit the over six out of 17 times in the regular season. As for the playoffs, zero of one games have topped the over.

    Stats & Insights for Buccaneers

    • From an offensive perspective, the Buccaneers are putting up 313.0 total yards per game (23rd-ranked). They rank 23rd in the NFL defensively (344.2 total yards allowed per game).
    • The Buccaneers are putting up 20.5 points per game on offense this season (20th-ranked). Meanwhile, they are surrendering 19.1 points per game (sixth-ranked) on defense.
    • The Buccaneers rank 17th in passing yards per game (224.2), but they’ve been less effective on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-worst in the NFL with 248.9 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • While the Buccaneers’ run offense has been sputtering, ranking worst with 88.8 rushing yards per game, their defense ranks fifth-best with only 95.3 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • The Buccaneers rank 10th in the NFL with a 41.5% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 23rd with a 40.9% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
    • The Buccaneers rank 21st in the NFL with 5.3 yards per play on offense, and they rank 21st with 5.7 yards given up per play on the defensive side of the ball.
    • The Buccaneers have registered 26 forced turnovers (12th in NFL) and committed 18 turnovers (sixth in NFL) this season for a +8 turnover margin that 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 / 17.0 TFL / 4.5 SACK / 5 PD
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