NFL Week 6: Detroit Lions vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds, and Picks (Oct 15)

By Ā· October 13, 2023
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  • The Lions slayed the Panthers 24-42 in week 5.
  • The Buccaneers were on bye last weekend.
  • These teams have faced each other 60 times with the Lions leading 31-29-0.

The 4-1 Detroit Lions take on the 3-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers with both teams performing well this season. Both of these teamsā€™ only losses this season have come against bird themed teams, with the Seahawks beating the Lions in week 2 and the Eagles downing the Buccaneers in week 3.

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The Lions ran rampant in their 24-42 victory over the Panthers in week 5. QB Jared Goff threw 20/28 completions for 236 yards and 3 touchdowns whilst also adding a score himself on one of two runs. Rookie tight end Sam Laā€™Porta continued his fine start to the season with 3 receptions for 47 yards and 2 touchdowns and the youngster is quickly making a name for himself at the position. David Montgomery is also in fine form this year and the running back took 19 carries for 109 yards and a score. With Amon-Ra St. Brown practicing in full this week Detroitā€™s receiving corps should be back to full strength when they take on the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers come off their week 5 bye week with some good news. WR Mike Evans was able to use the week off to rest his hamstring and returned to limited practice on Thursday. Provided the 30-year-old comes through Fridayā€™s practice unscathed then he should be able to suit up on Sunday. QB Baker Mayfield has been terrific so far this season, throwing 87 completions, 7 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions from 128 attempts.


The markets have the Lions at -3 for this one but I think the manner of victory could be much more definitive here, especially if St. Brown is back in action. Iā€™m going for a Lions win by at least a two score margin.

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