NFL Picks: Week 6 Lions vs Buccaneers


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As Week 6 of the NFL unfolds, we’re set for an exciting face-off between the Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the iconic Raymond James Stadium.



Spread: Lions -3 (-120), Buccaneers +3 (+100) 

Moneyline: Lions -168, Buccaneers +137 

Total: O 43.5 (-110), U 43.5 (-110) 


NFL Teams Detroit LionsDetroit Lions

The Detroit Lions are in scintillating form, aiming for their fourth consecutive victory and eyeing a 5-1 record for the season. Their dominance on the road is evident, having clinched three back-to-back away victories. Quarterback Jared Goff has been impressive with a 69.8% pass completion, amassing 1,265 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions. The dynamic duo of Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds has accumulated 622 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. In addition, Sam LaPorta has made his presence felt with 25 catches. The Lions’ running attack, averaging 141 yards per game, has been steered by David Montgomery, who’s contributed a significant 371 yards and 6 touchdowns. On the defensive front, Detroit has been solid, conceding an average of 21.4 points and 292.8 yards every game. Alex Anzalone, Aidan Hutchinson, and Jerry Jacobs have been the defensive stalwarts. Their recent record suggests their prowess against formidable opponents, especially on Sundays, and their knack for covering the spread after a home win. The Lions’ early-game performances are noteworthy, leading the league in first-quarter points and first-half win percentages.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersTampa Bay Buccaneers 

On the other side, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are rejuvenated post their bye week, targeting a 4-1 season start. Their performance at home has been commendable with 4 victories in the last 6 outings. Baker Mayfield, with a completion rate of 69.6%, has covered 882 yards, thrown 7 touchdowns, and made 2 interceptions. Receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have contributed a collective 592 yards and 3 touchdowns, with Cade Otton adding another 12 receptions. The Bucs’ rushing offense, averaging 87 yards per game, finds its main contributor in Rachaad White. Defensively, they’ve kept teams to an average of 17 points and 318.5 yards per game. Antoine Winfield Jr., Vita Vea, and Christian Izien have been instrumental in the defense. Their track record post a road win is quite remarkable, though their recent spreads at Raymond James Stadium have been inconsistent. Their strategic play on 4th downs is evident, but their kickoff return game needs amelioration.



Forecasting the match-up, while the Lions appear to have the momentum, especially with their on-road triumphs, the Bucs’ defensive vigor, coupled with an extra week of preparation, cannot be underestimated. Given the Bucs’ defensive rankings and home advantage, it might be worth taking a punt on the Buccaneers to cover the +3 spread with the over 43.5 at points on BUSR NFL Odds.