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NFL Betting Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions

December 16, 2023


The Denver Broncos will travel to Detroit, Michigan to face the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Saturday night in week 15 of the NFL season with the game scheduled for 8:15 PM ET and will air on the NFL Network.

Denver started the season with a record of 1-5, however, since their loss on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs in week 6, the Broncos have won six of their last seven games which has improved their record to 7-6 which puts them in 2nd place in the AFC West and puts them in a tie with the Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, and Buffalo Bills for the three Wild Card spots in the AFC. The Broncos are coming off a dominating 24-7 win on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers in week 14 of the NFL season. Denver has been a below-average scoring defense as they are allowing an average of 23.77 points per game and has been one of the worst passing defenses in the league as they are allowing an average of 233.46 passing yards per game which is the 9th most passing yards per game in the NFL. The offense has been above-average as they are averaging 22.08 points per game which is more than the league average of 21.68 points per game. The Denver Broncos will look to win seven of their last eight games when they travel to face the Detroit Lions.

The Detroit Lions are in 1st place in the NFC North with a record of 9-4 and have a two-game lead over the Minnesota Vikings for 1st place in the division. The success for the Lions this season can be attributed to their offense as they are averaging 26.15 points per game which ranks 7th in the NFL and they have been an above-average passing and rushing team as they enter this game averaging 137.54 rushing yards per game which ranks 5th in the NFL while averaging 252.77 passing yards per game which ranks 7th in the league. However, the scoring defense has been one of the worst in the league as they are allowing an average of 24.15 points per game which ranks 25th in the NFL. The Lions will look to bounce back following their 13-28 loss on the road against the Chicago Bears in week 14 when they host the Denver Broncos on Saturday night in week 15 of the NFL season.

BookMaker has the Detroit Lions listed as 5-point favorites at home against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night in week 15 of the NFL season. Denver has won five of the last seven including the previous three meetings while going 4-3 ATS in the last seven and covering the spread in three straight games in the series. The Denver Broncos are 5-7-1 ATS overall, 2-3-1 ATS on the road, and 3-3 ATS as an underdog this season while the Detroit Lions are 8-5 ATS overall, 3-3 ATS at home, and 7-4 ATS as a favorite on the year.

Detroit enters this game with a better record as they have a record of 9-4 while Denver has a record of 7-6. The Lions have also been the better team at covering the spread this season as they are 8-5 ATS overall and 7-4 ATS as a favorite while the Broncos are 5-7-1 ATS overall and 3-3 ATS as an underdog. Lay the points with the Detroit Lions when they host the Denver Broncos in week 15 of the NFL season.

Spooky Express Pick: Detroit Lions -5