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Denver Broncos vs Detroit Lions: Predictions, betting trends and stats for Week 14

By Squawka NFL

Published: 8:21, 10 December 2021

The Detroit Lions (1-10-1) are 8-point underdogs on Sunday, December 12, 2021 against the Denver Broncos (6-6). The contest has an over/under of 42 points.

Broncos vs Lions predictions

Squawka predictions for Broncos vs Lions
ATS Total Score prediction
Broncos (-8) Under (42) Broncos 27 Lions 14

Last three results

Broncos recent betting insights

  • Denver has covered the spread once, and is 1-2 overall, over its last three games.
  • In its past three contests, Denver has not hit the over.
  • The Broncos have averaged a total of 46.0 combined points in their last three games, 4.0 greater than this matchup’s total of 42.

Lions recent betting insights

  • Over its last three games, Detroit has covered the spread each time, and is 1-2 overall.
  • In its past three contests, Detroit has gone over the total once.
  • The Lions have averaged a total of 44.5 combined points over their last three games, 2.5 greater than this matchup’s total of 42.

Broncos vs Lions head-to-head

Denver has a 3-2 advantage over Detroit in the last five meetings between these two squads. Detroit has had the scoring advantage in those five matchups, totaling 134 points while Denver notched 88.

Broncos vs Lions betting odds

Broncos vs Lions betting information
Favorite Spread Favorite spread odds Underdog spread odds Total Over total odds Under total odds
Broncos -8 -110 -110 42 -110 -110

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Broncos vs Lions betting insights

Broncos trends

  • Denver has covered the spread six times over 12 games with a set spread.
  • The Broncos have a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 8-point favorites.
  • Games involving Denver have hit the over twice this season.
  • The Broncos score 6.5 fewer points per game (19.8) than the Lions give up (26.3).
  • When Denver records more than 26.3 points, it is 3-0 against the spread and 3-0 overall.
  • The Broncos rack up 343.9 yards per game, 37.0 fewer yards than the 380.9 the Lions give up per matchup.
  • In games that Denver totals over 380.9 yards, the team is 3-2 against the spread and 3-2 overall.

Lions trends

  • Detroit has covered the spread 10 times this season (10-4-0).
  • The Lions have an ATS record of 5-1 when playing as at least 8-point underdogs.
  • This year, Detroit’s games have hit the over four times out of 14 chances.
  • The Lions rack up 16.9 points per game, comparable to the 18.2 the Broncos surrender.
  • Detroit is 4-0 against the spread and 1-2 overall when the team scores more than 18.2 points.
  • The Lions average just 14.8 fewer yards per game (310.7) than the Broncos allow per outing (325.5).
  • Detroit is 4-2 against the spread and 1-4 overall when the team piles up more than 325.5 yards.

Team stats

Compare 2021 season stats for Broncos and Lions
Broncos Stats Lions
242.8 Pass yards 222.5
235.1 Pass yards against 262.2
118.0 Rush yards 109.8
105.2 Rush yards against 131.1
-1 Turnover differential -2

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Player betting tips

Broncos top players

  • This year Teddy Bridgewater has 2,775 passing yards (231.3 yards per game) while going 255-for-379 (67.3%) and connecting on 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions.
  • Bridgewater has thrown for a touchdown 10 times this season in 12 games played, including multiple TD passes five times.
  • Javonte Williams has racked up a team-high 670 yards (55.8 per game) and scored two touchdowns. He also averages 22.4 receiving yards, hauling in 33 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Williams has had a rushing touchdown in two games this year, but no games with multiple rushing TDs.
  • Courtland Sutton has 47 catches (on 76 targets) and leads the team with 649 receiving yards (54.1 per game) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Sutton has had a receiving touchdown in two of 12 games this season, but he has not scored multiple receiving TDs in a game.
Select player props for the Denver Broncos
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Teddy Bridgewater 247.5 (-114) 10.5 (-117)
Javonte Williams 75.5 (-117) 22.5 (-122)
Courtland Sutton 50.5 (-116)

Lions top players

  • Jared Goff has passed for 2,576 yards (266-of-399), with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions (214.7 yards per game).
  • D’Andre Swift has taken 140 attempts for a team-leading 555 rushing yards (46.3 per game) while scoring four touchdowns. He’s also caught 56 passes for a team-high 429 yards with two touchdowns through the air.
  • Jamaal Williams has 459 yards on 110 carries (38.3 yards per game), with two rushing touchdowns.
  • T.J. Hockenson has reeled in 61 passes for a team-high 583 yards and four touchdowns. He has been targeted 84 times, and averages 48.6 yards per game.
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown has also tacked on 49 catches for 438 yards and one touchdown this year. He has been targeted 64 times, and puts up 36.5 receiving yards.
Select player props for the Detroit Lions
Name Pass Yds Pass TDs Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Yds Rec TDs
Jared Goff 230.5 (-113) 3.5 (-118)
D’Andre Swift 16.5 (-115) 11.5 (-109)
T.J. Hockenson 49.5 (-118)

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