Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cincinnati Bengals - 10/28/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Paul Brown Stadium)
The Line: Cincinnati Bengals -3.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals meet Sunday in NFL action at Paul Brown Stadium.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers look for their second road victory of the season to get a game above a .500 record. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have lost five of their last six road games. Jameis Winston is completing 69 percent of his passes for 905 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick and have combined for 16 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions this season. Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson have combined for 1,117 receiving yards and six touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 20 receptions. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ground game is averaging 85.5 yards per contest, and Peyton Barber leads the way with 260 yards on 74 carries. Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing 32.7 points and 417.5 yards per game. Lavonte David leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with 48 tackles, Jason Pierre-Paul has six sacks and Justin Evans has one interception.
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The Cincinnati Bengals look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last six games. The Cincinnati Bengals have won six of their last nine home games. Andy Dalton is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,822 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Dalton has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd have combined for 1,093 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while C.J. Uzomah has 17 receptions. The Cincinnati Bengals ground game is averaging 86.3 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 386 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Cincinnati is allowing 29 points and 429.4 yards per game. Jessie Bates leads the Cincinnati Bengals with 54 tackles, Geno Atkins has six sacks and Shawn Williams has two interceptions.
The Buccaneers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 road games, 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bengals are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The Buccaneers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Buccaneers last 7 games overall and the under is 4-1 in Bengals last 5 home games.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have cooled off after their first two games of the season and just had trouble putting away the Cleveland Browns at home. The Cincinnati Bengals have an injury list longer than DMX rap sheet and a once red hot offense is scoring just 15.5 points in their last two games. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have split their last 10 games ATS when an underdog of at least three points. The Cincinnati Bengals have covered seven of their last 11 games when favored by at least three points. I'm honestly not high on either one of these teams, but the Bengals are the better side and have thrived in these roles when they're favored by reasonable chalk. This is a game the Bengals should win by a touchdown.