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detroit lions vs denver broncos prediction 12/16/2023 sport preview

Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos Prediction & Betting Tips 12/16/2023

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Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos 12/16/2023:
  • Take the Lions on the moneyline
  • The Lions should also cover at -5
  • Our NFL model projects 44 points, and we suggest taking the under

Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos Preview

At 8:15 ET , the Broncos and Lions square off at Ford Field in a week 15 NFL matchup. TV coverage belongs to NFLN with the game being played on Saturday, December 16th. Check out BetCoco for Detroit Lions – Denver Broncos odds

Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The Broncos have gone a perfect 3-0 in their last three head to head matchups vs. the Lions. Going back to the last five head-to-head games between the Lions and Broncos, the over/under record in these games is 4-1 with a combined average of 46 points per contest.

  • Although Denver has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 2-2-1. The team averaged 20 points per game in these games.
  • The Lions are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Broncos have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • Against the spread, the Lions have put together of 2-3 in their last five games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 3-2 straight up.

Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos Prediction

As they prepare to face the Lions, the Broncos hold a 7-6 record. Within the AFC-West, they currently sit in 2nd place and are 9th place in the AFC. Taking a look at the Broncos’ scoring margin this season, it is currently at -1.7. This has resulted in an ATS record of 5-7-1. Denver games have averaged 45.8 points so far this season, which is 8th in the NFL. Their over/under record is 5-8, with an average OU line of 44.2 points.

The Denver offense is currently ranked 13th in the league, averaging 22.1 points per contest. With a matchup against the Lions’ offense, the Broncos defense has allowed an average of 23.8 points per game so far. They currently are 11th in quarterback hits and are allowing 377.4 yards per contest.

Coming into their game against Broncos, the Lions are trying to improve on a 9-4 record. This mark has them at 1st in the NFC-North and 3rd in the NFC. So far this season, the Lions are above .500 vs. the spread at 8-5. Their average scoring margin this season is +2. With an over/under record of 8-5, the Lions come in with an average margin of +4 relative to their over/under lines. Their games have consistently averaged 50.3 points per game.

On offense, the Lions are averaging 26.2 points per game, putting them 7th in the NFL. In terms of yards allowed, the Lions are 15th in the league while giving up 323.5 yards per contest. Detroit’s defense has allowed 24.2 points per game, placing them 21st in the NFL.

Looking at our projections, the Lions are expected to take down the Broncos by a score of 26-18. Our advanced model indicates a 73% chance of victory for the Lions.

Detroit Lions vs Denver Broncos Betting Tips

  • Take the Lions on the moneyline
  • The Lions should also cover at -5
  • Our NFL model projects 44 points, and we suggest taking the under

Detroit Lions Injury Report

  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai – Back (Out)
  • Frank Ragnow – Knee/back/toe (Questionable)
  • Scott Daly – Knee (Out)
  • Jason Cabinda – Knee (Out)
  • Kindle Vildor – Undisclosed (Questionable)
  • Matt Nelson – Ankle (Out)
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Pectoral (Out)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee (Out)
  • Zonovan Knight – Shoulder (Out)
  • Hendon Hooker – Knee (Questionable)
  • Alim McNeill – Knee (Out)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim – Hip (Out)
  • James Houston – Ankle (Out)

Denver Broncos Injury Report

  • Alex Palczewski – Hand (Out)
  • Nik Bonitto – Knee (Questionable)
  • Greg Dulcich – Hamstring (Out)
  • Quinn Meinerz – Illness (Questionable)
  • Jalen Virgil – Meniscus (Out)
  • Eyioma Uwazurike – Suspension (Out)
  • Jonas Griffith – Knee (Out)
  • Caden Sterns – Knee (Out)
  • Tim Patrick – Achilles (Out)
  • Kareem Jackson – Suspension (Out)
  • K’Waun Williams – Ankle (Out)

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