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Broncos vs. Lions 2023 NFL Week 15 Odds, Preview & Pick

By Hank Blaine

A couple of teams hoping to solidify their NFL Playoff resumes clash in primetime on Saturday night when the Denver Broncos throw down against the Detroit Lions. The Broncos have won 6-of-7 while the Lions head into this game after a stunning loss to the rival Chicago Bears. Will Detroit bounce back with a win and cover on their turf? Or will Sean Payton’s team continue to bolster their postseason chances? See below for NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Denver at Detroit.

Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions Game Information

  • When: Saturday, December 16th, 2023. 8:15pm EST.
  • Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI
  • TV: NFL Network
  • Radio: KOA 850 AM (Broncos) // WXYT-FM 97.1 (Lions)
  • Live Stream: NFL+
  • NFL Odds: Broncos (+5) // Lions (-5)

Why Bet on the Denver Broncos?

One of the reasons Sean Payton decided to coach the Broncos is because Denver has had a good defense for the past few seasons. Payton knew all he had to do was get the offense together and Denver would start winning games.

In the Broncos’ last 7, only three opponents have scored 20 or more, the Vikings dropped 20 in a 21-20 Denver win, the Bills scored 22 in a 24-22 Broncos victory and the Texans scored 22 in Denver’s lone loss in their last 7, a 22-17 game.

Denver’s defense can stop the rush and the pass equally well. So the Lions will have to be creative to score touchdowns versus the Broncos.

It took Russell Wilson a couple of months, but the former Super Bowl winner has finally put it all together. Wilson and Courtland Sutton make for one of the NFL’s top QB to WR combinations.

Wilson has thrown 23 touchdowns to just 8 picks. 10 of those 23 TD passes went to Sutton. When the Broncos aren’t beating you in the passing game, Russ is handing the ball off to a bevy or running backs that can take it to the house.

Why Bet on the Detroit Lions?

Detroit’s D has begun to struggle. The Lions have given up 28 or more points in each of their last 3 games.

The Packers scored 29 in a 29-22 Detroit loss. The Saints scored 28 in Detroit’s 33-28 win and the Bears scored 28 last Sunday in a 28-13 Detroit defeat.

Part of the problem is that Detroit sells out to stop the rush. Doing so allows receivers to find soft spots in zone coverage or to beat the Lions’ defensive backs in man-to-man.

Although Jared Goof, Amon Ra S-Brown, and David Montgomery continue to move the football, Detroit’s offense tends to bog down in games.

The win over the Saints is a perfect example. Detroit went up 21-0 in the first quarter. Somehow, the Saints managed to cut the lead to 5 and were driving against the Lions before Bruce Irvin knocked out New Orleans QB Derek Carr.

Broncos vs. Lions Betting Trends

  • Denver is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
  • The Broncos are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
  • The totals went under in 7 of Denver’s last 8 games.
  • Detroit is 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games.
  • The Lions are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.
  • The totals went over in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games.

Broncos vs. Lions Expert Betting Predictions

The spread line is too much. Detroit isn’t playing well enough to be a -4 favorite over one of the better teams in the NFL. Yes, that just happened.

The Denver Broncos are one of the NFL’s top squads. Russell Wilson threw 3 picks and still managed to have a shot to beat the Houston Texans on the road in Denver’s lone loss in their last 3.

The Broncos are playing great on both sides of the ball. Denver knows that after a rough start, they’re in a position to secure a wild card or, if they get some luck, beat the 8-5 Chiefs and win the AFC West.

Denver won’t fail. Detroit’s issues on both offense and defense continue as Denver scored their seventh win in their last 8 games.

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