Detroit has had little trouble winning lately, recording three straight wins by two touchdowns or more, but winning this week might not be as easy.
Oddsmakers list the Lions as only a 3-point favorite (-170 moneyline odds) on the road at a 3-1 Tampa Bay team.
Let’s dig into the opening odds a little further to see if we can find some betting value here.
Lions vs. Buccaneers Week 6 Opening Odds
The Lions offense didn’t look hampered by the absences of Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jahmyr Gibbs this past week in a 42-point performance.
If you’re bullish on Detroit to keep it up, this could be a good spot for you to take them to cover the spread or win straight up.
Tampa Bay has allowed just 17 points per game this season with a defense that’s leading the NFL in turnover margin (+1.8) per game.
That’s probably why the total points is set all the way down at 44 (the second-lowest total for any Detroit game this season).
The Lions, though, are in the top-five in the NFL in both points per game (29.6) and yards per play (5.8). And they haven't really been slowed by anyone yet this season, recording 20 points or more in every game so far.
With the status of both Gibbs and St. Brown up in the air, you might want to jump on Detroit’s opening odds now. If one or both are cleared to return, the odds could shift even further in Detroit’s favor.
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