Authored by NFL Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Football game on Sunday December 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST.
The (2-10) Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFC South division will make the trip from the West Coast of the Sunshine State to the Motor City to take on the (8-4) Detroit Lions of the NFC North division in 2014 NFL action. The team will play at Ford Field in downtown Detroit, Michigan. This Sports Handicapper believes you can stick a fork in Tampa Bay this season, and a new coaching staff must find a capable quarterback to lead the franchise into the future. Detroit may need to win out to get a playoff spot; it’s going to be tough for them to catch Green Bay who has a full game lead. The betting line has Tampa Bay as a ten-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the total is posted at 41′ points for Sunday’s game.
The 2014-15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost at home last Sunday 14-13 to the Cincinnati Bengals on a coaching mistake that was questioned after the game by the media. Tampa Bay has a few notable injuries coming into Sunday’s game including linebacker Mason Foster, who is questionable with a sore Achilles. Tampa Bay beat Detroit 24-21 last year but are only 2-8 vs. The Spread the last ten times the teams have played. The betting odds under has come in their last six and the last four vs. NFC opponents. Tampa Bay is 4-2 Against The Point Spread their last six away from home, going over the total three and staying under three their last six. Tampa Bay will have Josh McCown under center for their Free Winning NFL Expert Predictions game at Detroit. The key to Tampa Bay win is to dominate the line of scrimmage on both sides of the line and establish a running game with Doug Martin.
The 2014-15 Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears at home on Thanksgiving day 34-17 and have won four of five at Ford Field. The Jim Caldwell era has been dominated by playing defense; Detroit has been a high-scoring team in the past but is now tough up front. Detroit is 3-2 Against The Point Spread their last five at home, going over the total twice and staying under three times. Quarterbacking for Detroit will be Matthew Stafford, who threw for almost 400 yards and two touchdowns on Turkey Day. The Lions are a double-digit favorite and with ten day’s off should be well rested and ready to dominate.
Free Pick: Tampa Bay+10.