Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos - 12/12/21 NFL Picks and Prediction

Detroit Lions at Denver Broncos - 12/12/21 NFL Picks and Prediction Photo by David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos (6-6) vs Detroit Lions (1-10-1)

Game Info: Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 4:05 pm (Empower Field at Mile High)

Betting Odds: Denver Broncos -8.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Detroit Lions will hope to build on their first win of the season when they visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions are coming off of a win against the Minnesota Vikings on the road 29-27. Goff threw for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns with 1 interception as his late game heroics won them the game with a last minute touchdown. 

Goff as well as 17 other players are listed as questionable as their first victory came at a big price. Jared Goff has 2,576 passing yards this season for 13 touchdowns on 7 interceptions for the Lions. He has a QBR of 31. 

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The Lions offense averages 310 yards a game which is 26th in the league. They are scoring 16.9 points per game as they give up 380 yards and 26.3 points per game to their opponents. 

Last week the Denver Broncos lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 22-9. Teddy Bridgewater was decent with 257 yards passing, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions.

Teddy Bridgewater has been solid for the Broncos this season. He has thrown for 2,775 yards with 16 touchdowns and 7 interceptions through the air. He has a QBR of 31. 

The Broncos offense averages 343.9 yards a game which is 19th in the league. They are scoring 19.8 points per game as they give up 325.5 yards and 18.2 points per game to their opponents.

The under is 5-0 in Lions last 5 games as a road underdog and is also 5-1 in Broncos last 6 home games.

The Broncos are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games as a home favorite and are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on grass.

The Lions are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog. The Lions are also 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. The Broncos definitely get this win as they are the better team by far, but the Lions can keep this one close as they have done all season long. I’ll take the points with Detroit in this one.

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Clayton’s Pick Detroit +8.5

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