Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Tampa Bay as 2 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Buccaneers have an ATS record of 1-3-0 while their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 1-4-0 and they are 0-5-0 against the spread.
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Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-3-0 against the spread
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Arizona Cardinals are 0-5-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
10/09/17 K Nick Folk Knee IR
10/08/17 S T.J. Ward Quad "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
10/08/17 S Keith Tandy Hip "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
10/08/17 LB Kwon Alexander Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Arizona
10/06/17 DE Ryan Russell Shoulder out indefinitely
09/26/17 LB Lavonte David Ankle out indefinitely
09/05/17 DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Knee IR
09/01/17 DT DaVonte Lambert Wrist IR
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
10/08/17 G Alex Boone Pectoral "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/08/17 LS Aaron Brewer Arm left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/08/17 T D.J. Humphries Knee "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/08/17 DT Robert Nkemdiche Calf "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/02/17 LB Markus Golden ACL out indefinitely
09/29/17 G Mike Iupati Elbow IR
09/17/17 RB David Johnson Wrist IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 26th in the NFL in points scored with 85. They have run 248 plays this season for 1,496 yards, which ranks them 24th in the league in total offense. The Buccaneers average 6 yards per play, which is 6th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 88 1st downs this year, placing them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay has run for 344 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the NFL. They've run 86 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 24 times for 160 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. Jameis Winston has thrown for 1,198 yards this season. He has completed 94 passes on 154 attempts for a completion percentage of 61%. His quarterback rating is 92.4. He averages 7.8 yards per pass attempt and 12.7 yards per completion.
Tampa Bay is 7th in the league in points allowed on defense with 83. They have surrendered a total of 1,585 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Buccaneers are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 7.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 116 passes on 167 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, placing them 28th and 16th in the National Football League. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also given up a total of 1,236 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 104 attempts for 349 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in the league against the run. The Buccaneers have committed 26 penalties for 220 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 6th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 37.2% of possessions on defense, which is 18th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Tampa Bay is ranked 32nd in the league in punt returns with 2. Their longest punt return so far this year is 17 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 79 yards on special teams, ranking 24th in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 26.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 50 yards this year. They are 31st in the league in all-purpose yards with 771. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 26th in the National Football League. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 4 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 309 yards on 7 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That places them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals have run for 259 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 100 times, averaging 2.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 35 times for 287 yards so far this year, which has them 17th in the NFL in penalties. They are 29th in the National Football League in points scored with 81. They have run 346 plays this year for 1,704 yards, which ranks them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals average 4.9 yards per play, which is 26th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Carson Palmer has completed 136 throws while attempting 227 passes for a completion percentage of 59.9%. He has passed for 1,573 yards this year. He averages 11.6 yards per completion and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 80.5.
The Cardinals rush defense has given up 142 attempts for 474 yards this season, putting them in 13th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 45 penalties for 419 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in the league. They've allowed a score on 37.7% of possessions on defense, which is 20th in the NFL. Arizona is 27th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 125. They have given up a total of 1,630 yards on D, which is 17th in the league. The Cardinals are 8th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has allowed 6.2 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 18th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 107 throws on 175 attempts against the Arizona Cardinals defense this season, ranking them 20th and 21st in the league. The Cardinals pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,156 yards in the air, which is 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Arizona Cardinals have tried 8 field goals this season and made 5, which is 20th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 62.5%. Arizona kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 687 yards on 15 punts, averaging 45.8 yards per punt. That ranks them 18th in the NFL in punting average. Arizona is 28th in the NFL in punt returns with 4. They've totaled 10 punt return yards and are averaging 2.5 yards per return, which is 32nd in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 6 yards. They have returned 6 kicks for 121 yards on special teams, placing them 11th in kick return yardage. The Cardinals average 20.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 23 yards this season. They are 12th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,233.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -2
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