Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions: 8/13/21 NFL Picks and Prediction

Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions face off Friday in a preseason NFL showdown at Ford Field. These are two teams who have a little different expectations about this season. 

The expectations are high for this Buffalo Bills team heading into the 2021 season, after so much success during the 2020 season. The Bills won the division last season and finished the regular season with a 13-3 record.The stars of this team on offense are Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs are expected to have big seasons again this year, but I wouldn’t expect to see a whole lot of them in this game. All eyes in this game for the Bills will be on Mitchell Trubisky and Jake Fromm who are battling for the backup job. There seems to be a lot of positive things coming out about Trubisky heading into this game. On defense the Bills are excited about the return of Star Lotulelei who opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Detroit Lions who made a lot of big changes during the offseason. In, is Dan Campbell who’s first time as a head coach in the NFL didn’t work out, but the Lions hope it will be different this time around. The Lions also traded away Matthew Stafford to the Detroit Lions, and in return, they got Jared Goff. The big battle in camp though is the backup job with David Blough and Tim Boyle The biggest problem for this Lions team though is they have all kinds of question marks. The offense does have some playmakers, but the defense has some major issues that need to be filled. 

Buffalo is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games as a favorite. The Lions are 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games played on field turf. The underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings played between the Bills and Lions. The under is 5-0 in the last five meetings played between the two teams. 

The Detroit Lions starters aren’t great, and their backups are even worse. The Bills are going to get strong quarterback play in this game, and that is going to lead to the Bills getting the job done. Back the Bills against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

NBA, MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Friday 5/24/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.