2013 NFL Week 12 Odds, Point Spread & Total: Buccaneers vs. Lions Print
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Thursday, 21 November 2013 17:00
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Buccaneers vs. Lions Odds

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DETROIT, MI (The Spread) – The Detroit Lions hope to stay on top of the NFC North on Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1PM ET on FOX.

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Detroit is 6-4 overall, 3-1 at home and 5-5 against the spread. Tampa Bay is 2-8 overall, 0-4 on the road and 4-6 against the spread. The road team has won seven of the last 10 in this series.

Trends show that the Bucs are 1-8 against the spread in their last 9 meetings with Detroit and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in Detroit. However, the underdog is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 games of this series.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Lions are favored at home, as they have odds of -9.5 points against Tampa Bay. The over/under total for the game has been set at 48.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Lions favored by 10 points. The spread held there most of the week before falling to 9.5. The over/under total opened at 48 points and worked up to 49 before falling back to 48.5.

Detroit is coming off a 37-27 loss at Pittsburgh last week. The Lions have failed to win more than two consecutive games this season. The offense is posting 414.3 yards per game this year, while the defense is giving up 378.4 yards per game. Matthew Stafford has thrown for 3,198 yards and 21 touchdowns this year to lead the offense while Calvin Johnson has caught 59 passes for 1,083 yards and 11 touchdowns. DeAndre Levy has led the defense with 81 tackles, six tackles for loss and five interceptions.

Tampa Bay has won two straight, coming off a 41-28 win at home over the Falcons last week. Tampa Bay is now averaging 310.8 yards per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 341.7 yards per game. Mike Glennon has thrown for 1,535 yards and 11 touchdowns this season while Bobby Rainey has given the team a boost in last week’s start. He has 208 rushing yards and three touchdowns in very limited playing time. The defense is being led by Lavonte David, who has 87 tackles and 11 tackles for loss.

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In terms of Injuries, Detroit receiver Nate Burleson (arm) and defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (ankle) are both questionable. Tampa Bay linebacker Mason Foster (shoulder) and Johnathan Banks (shoulder) are both questionable as well.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Bucs, as Tampa Bay is getting 55% of the wagers with odds of +9.5 points at Detroit on Sunday.

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