buffalo bills 24 vs detroit lions 20

ANALYSIS

The Buffalo Bills head to Ford Field for the second time in five days, this time as the away team, to take on the streaking Lions in the first Thanksgiving game of 2022. 

Last week against the Browns, the Bills put up 31 points, a feat one would expect from such a high octane offense. Something NFL fans would not expect however, would be that only 14 of those 31 points came from touchdowns. Bills kicker Tyler Bass converted 6 FGs which allowed the Browns to stay in a game that really should have been a blowout. This week against the Lions, except a lot more touchdowns against a Detroit defense that has so far been historically bad. 

The Detroit Lions start to the season was, in polite terms, awful. They have since turned things up and have been on a three game win streak. Yes, two of those wins were against the Packers and Bears, but their most recent win against the Giants proved they can contend with top teams. The Lions have scored 31 points in back to back games while their defense has seemed to improve, allowing an average of only 19 points in their win streak. If the Lions want a chance at contending against the Bills, both their offense and defense must be firing on all cylinders. Note that the last time the Lions beat the Bills was in 2006.

 

WHY BET ON THE buffalo bills

The Bills are 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Lions, and note that in all of their games played the over has not hit once. In their away games this year, the Bills are 3-2 SU and 2-2-1 ATS. Buffalo has failed to cover the spread in their last 3 games.

WHY BET ON THE detroit lions

The Lions have a 2-3 record SU in home games, but fare better ATS where they are 3-2. The over has hit in 7 of the Lions 10 games. The Lions have covered in their last 3 games, and before that stretch, they failed to cover in 3 straight games.

VS PAST MATCHUPS
BUF
over
28
:
25
DET
BUF
over
16
:
15
DET
DET
under
13
:
14
BUF
BUF GAMES
BUF
over
24
:
10
NE
BUF
over
28
:
25
DET
CLE
under
23
:
31
BUF
MIN
over
33
:
30
BUF
BUF
under
17
:
20
NYJ
DET GAMES
BUF
over
28
:
25
DET
DET
over
31
:
18
NYG
DET
over
31
:
30
CHI
GB
under
9
:
15
DET
MIA
over
31
:
27
DET

STATISTICS & RECORDS

AVG. per Game

team stats

AVG. per Game
Passing
7.6
Passing Avg Yards
7.4
11
Passing Interceptions
7
450
Passing Attempts
365
Receiving
3414
Receiving Yards
2688
Rushing
5.1
Rushing Avg Yards
4.6
11
Rushing Touchdowns
16