Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free NFL Picks & Week 16 Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 12/16/2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM on FOX
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa
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On Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers (10-4) will be playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-12), who have lost four games in a row. The Packers are currently in first place in the NFC North, while the Bucs have the worst record in the conference.
The Packers played one of their worst games of the season last Sunday when the Buffalo Bills beat them 21-13 on the road. They finished with just 175 passing yards in that loss and ended up turning the ball over twice.
Through 14 games, the Packers are second in the NFL in scoring with over 31 points scored per game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a frontrunner for MVP this season by throwing for 3,837 yards with 35 touchdown passes and just five interceptions. Wide receiver Jordy Nelson has caught a team-high 83 passes for 1,320 yards and a dozen touchdowns.
Last weekend, the Buccaneers lost their fourth consecutive game when the Carolina Panthers defeated them 191-7 on the road. The Bucs committed three turnovers in that loss and only ended up gaining 287 total yards against the Panthers' defense.
So far this season, the Buccaneers have scored just 18.1 points per game while allowing their opponents to average 26.2 points per game against them. Their biggest offensive threat has been wide receiver Mike Evans, who has caught 59 passes this season for 948 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
Green Bay Packers are 7-6-1 Against the Spread
Green Bay Packers are 10-4-0 against the Over/Under
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 6-8-0 Against the Spread
Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 5-9-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Green Bay Packers
12/15/14 CB Davon House Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
12/14/14 LB Jamari Lattimore Ankle IR
11/13/14 WR Kevin Dorsey Foot IR
09/23/14 LB Andy Mulumba ACL IR
09/23/14 DT Khyri Thornton Knee IR
09/23/14 LB Nate Palmer Knee IR
09/05/14 WR Jared Abbrederis ACL IR
09/04/14 DE B.J. Raji Bicep IR
09/04/14 T Don Barclay ACL IR
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12/16/14 TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Back IR
12/16/14 DT Gerald McCoy Knee IR
12/14/14 DT Clinton McDonald Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
12/14/14 LB Mason Foster Achilles "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
12/14/14 DB Major Wright Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
11/13/14 G Kadeem Edwards Foot IR
09/12/14 DE Adrian Clayborn Bicep IR
09/10/14 CB Mike Jenkins Pectoral IR
Josh's Pick: Take Green Bay
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