NFL Week 6: Detroit Lions vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds, and Picks (Oct 15)
- 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 teams’ 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 La’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 Detroit’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 Friday’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. I’m going for a Lions win by at least a two score margin.