The Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off a surprising victory in the Wild Card Round against last season’s NFC champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, they face the Detroit Lions on the road, a team that only suffered two losses during the regular season.
The odds are in favor of the Lions, with a spread of -6.0 and a moneyline of -260. The Points Total is set at 48.5, with the odds favoring the Over at -115.
The game is set to take place at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Viewers can catch the action on NBC.
The Buccaneers surprised everyone with their dominant 32-9 win over the Eagles in the previous round. Quarterback Baker Mayfield had an outstanding performance, throwing for 337 yards and three touchdowns without any interceptions. The defense also played a crucial role in limiting the Eagles’ offense.
In contrast, the Lions are on a high after reaching the Divisional Round for the first time in 22 years. A win in this game would earn them a shot at the conference title, a feat they haven’t accomplished since the 1950s. Despite an inexperienced roster, they finished the regular season with a strong 12-5 record and secured a close victory against the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round.
Looking ahead to the game, the prediction is in favor of the Detroit Lions. They have demonstrated better form throughout the 2023-24 campaign and are highly motivated to make franchise history. Additionally, they will have the support of their fans at Ford Field.
Weather conditions are also expected to play a role, with the game set to take place in chilly 18°F temperatures in Detroit, while the Buccaneers are accustomed to the warmer climate of Tampa, where temperatures are expected to be around 60°F.
All signs point to the Lions emerging victorious with a pick in favor of the Detroit Lions at -6.0.