NFL Predictions: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers NFL Picks 10/18/20
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Green Bay Packers (4-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 4:25 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
The Line: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 54 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet in a week 6 NFL matchup from Raymond James Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Green Bay Packers will look to remain unbeaten after improving to 4-0 on the year after a 30-16 win over Green Bay before their bye week. Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 1,214 yards and 13 touchdowns on 70.5% passing while Aaron Jones has rushed for 374 yards and 4 touchdowns. Allen Lazard leads the Pack with 254 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns while Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 210 receiving yards. Davante Adams has 192 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns while Robert Tonyan has 173 receiving yards and 5 scores. Jones and Jamaal Williams each have 100+ receiving yards out of the backfield for Green Bay on the year. Defensively, Christian Kirksey leads Green Bay with 27 total tackles including 18 solo tackles while Za’Darius Smith has a team-high 5 sacks.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will look to bounce back from a 20-19 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night to fall to 3-2 on the year. Tom Brady has thrown for 1,375 yards, 12 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 64.3% passing while Ronald Jones II leads Tampa Bay in rushing with 359 rushing yards and Leonard Fournette has 123 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns. Mike Evans leads Tampa Bay’s receivers with 22 catches on 35 targets for 271 yards and 6 touchdowns while Scotty Miller has 250 receiving yards. O.J. Howard and Chris Godwin each have 100+ receiving yards despite missing the last game due to injury and Rob Gronkowski has 140 receiving yards as well. Defensively, Devin White has 40 total tackles while Lavonte David is right behind with 39 total tackles including a team-high 28 solo tackles. Jason Pierre-Paul has a team-high 4 sacks while Shaquil Barrett has 3 sacks and five different Buccaneers after have a pair of sacks. Carlton Davis also leads Tampa Bay with 3 interceptions this season.
Green Bay is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the NFC. Tampa Bay is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games following a loss. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Say what you want about the Packers, but Green Bay continues to do more with less after how they find ways to keep racking up points with a flimsy receiving group as well as shutting the opposition down, resulting in 4 covers in as many tries this season. Tom Brady isn’t a QB I’d like to give points to very often, but something just feels off about the Bucs and while it’s not something you see all the time, a mental lapse from Tom Brady is something to take note of. I just think Green Bay is playing too well to go against right now, so I’ll lay the points with Green Bay on the road here.