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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills – Picks and Predictions
In an exciting interconference matchup, the 3-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Highmark Stadium this Thursday night to face the 4-3 Buffalo Bills.
Head-To-Head: Tampa Bay vs Buffalo
The Bucs have lost two straight and three of their last four games since opening the season with wins over the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. They also need a win in this game if they hope to stay tied with the Atlanta Falcons at the top of the NFC South standings.
Buffalo fell out of a first-place tie with the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East standings after losing on the road to the division rival New England Patriots in Week 7, giving Bill Belichick his 300th career coaching victory. The Bills would take a three-point fourth-quarter lead with under three minutes remaining before Mac Jones would lead the Patriots on an eight-play, 75-yard drive, ending with a one-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki to take the lead for good.
The Buccaneers and Bills have faced each other just 12 times in their history, with Tampa leading the all-time series with eight wins. Buffalo has won both matchups against the the Bucs at home, including a 30-27 win in 2017. The last time these two teams faced off was in 2021, when Tampa took a 33-27 victory in overtime at Raymond James Stadium.
How to Bet on Tampa Bay vs Buffalo
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Tampa Bay vs. Buffalo Odds
Buffalo is the 8.5-point favorite at home against Tampa Bay, with moneyline odds on the Bills currently at -440. Bettors who believe the Bills will falter again this week can get +340 moneyline odds if they take the Bucs to win on Thursday and -108 odds if they believe Tampa will cover the spread. The over/under for this matchup is at 42.
Betting Tips for Bucs vs Bills
Buffalo has struggled since they beat the Dolphins 48-20 in Week 4 and have a chance to recover against a Bucs offense that’s had difficulty putting points on the board. The Bills also look better on paper than Tampa, with Josh Allen aiming to rebound in a big way at home.
This game would normally call for bettors to take the over, but with the Bills also having problems scoring in their previous two home games, a bet on the under of 42 points seems like the obvious choice.
The Bucs are 0-6 against the spread in their last six games against AFC opponents, but they’re 7-1-1 vs. the spread in the previous nine games against the Bills. However, quarterback Baker Mayfield is questionable with a knee injury for Tampa, which makes a bet on Buffalo to cover the 8.5 points the better wager.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills Predictions
Both teams enter this game after disappointing losses, with Buffalo lucky to escape against the New York Giants in their only win in the last three games. Tampa’s offense has underperformed in its previous two losses at home and isn’t expected to do any better against the Bills, who have covered at home in two of the last three games at Highmark Stadium. This shouldn’t be a high-scoring game, but Buffalo’s superior talent should lead them to victory on Thursday.