Lions vs Titans Picks & Predictions (NFL Week 15)

Peter N
December 17, 2020
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Detroit Lions vs Tennessee Titans Odds Picks Predictions

The Detroit Lions will battle the Tennessee Titans in this NFC vs AFC showdown. The Lions offense has been trending up, but the defense hasn’t been cutting it. The Titans are in a playoff positioning race and they will try to make it two wins in a row. Who will win this game? Read our Lions vs Titans picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!

When is Detroit vs Tennessee?

Date: Sunday, Dec. 20

Location: Nissan Stadium – Nashville, Tennessee

Time: 1:00 PM EST

Coverage: FOX

Lions vs Titans Odds & Spreads

Moneyline: DET: (+460) I TEN: (-600)

Spread: DET: +12 (-123) I TEN: -10.5 (-115)

Total: Over: 51.5 (-109) I Under: 51.5 (-109)

Betting Preview

Detroit is last in the NFC North Division, 5-8 overall, and 6-7 ATS. The Lions are 28th in the NFL power rankings and the defense has been struggling. Detroit is ninth in scoring and 15th in points allowed. This team has an average offense and they are the worst rushing team in the league. They score around 24 points per game. The defense is slightly below average and they give up around 30 points per game. The Lions have been in win-loss mode for weeks and the defense has given up 30 plus points in three straight games.

Last week, Detroit lost to Green Bay 31-24. The Lions kept things close, but couldn’t keep up with the Packers. Quarterback Matthew Stafford went 24 of 34, for 244 yards, and 1 touchdown. They struggled running the ball and protecting their quarterback.

Tennessee is first in the AFC South Division, 9-4 overall, and 6-7 ATS. The Titans are 11th in the NFL power rankings and Derrick Henry has been a stud. Tennessee is second in points scored and eighth in points allowed. The Titans have one of the best offenses around and they rank second in rushing yards. They score around 30 points per game. The defense is average and they rank 17th in rushing yards. They give up around 26 points per game. The Titans have won three of their last four games and the offense has put up at least 30 points in each of the games.

Last week, Tennessee beat Jacksonville 31-10. They led from start to finish and did a good job playing with the lead. Henry had 26 carries, rushed for 215 yards, and got 2 touchdowns. The Titans owned the rushing game and the rushing defense played well.

Head to Head

This will be the 13th all-time meeting between the Lions and Titans. Tennessee leads the series with a 9-3 record. In the last six games, the Titans are 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. The over/under is 3-3. Tennessee scores around 29 points per game and Detroit is around 22. The Titans have the edge in rushing, completion percentage, and total yards. Detroit has the advantage in passing yards. The Titans have a five game winning streak against the Lions.

Our Lions vs Titans Picks & Predictions

The Lions will have to win out to maybe have a chance for the playoffs, but they will most likely play a spoiler role in this one. The Titans will either finish with a division title or a wild card spot. Detroit will try to get a strong effort from Stafford and that’s all they have going for them. They can match the Titan offense, but the Detroit defense is bad in a lot of key areas. Henry can rush all over the place and they have a decent core of receivers. Tennessee will try and set the tone early and take advantage of the Lions struggles. Titans win 34-20 and cover the spread.

Author Peter N