Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buffalo Bills Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
New Era Field
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to New Era Field to play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Buffalo as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 41. The Buccaneers are 1-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Bills are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-4-0.
Valuable Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-4-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 4-1-0 against the spread
Key Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injuries
10/15/17 QB Jameis Winston Shoulder left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/15/17 CB Josh Robinson Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/15/17 S Keith Tandy Hip "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/15/17 LB Kwon Alexander Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/09/17 K Nick Folk Knee IR
10/06/17 DE Ryan Russell Shoulder out indefinitely
09/05/17 DT Stevie Tu'ikolovatu Knee IR
09/01/17 DT DaVonte Lambert Wrist IR
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
10/16/17 WR Jordan Matthews Thumb "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/16/17 T Seantrel Henderson Suspension Served probable Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/15/17 S Colt Anderson Arm "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/15/17 CB E.J. Gaines Groin "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/15/17 CB Leonard Johnson Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay
10/09/17 TE Charles Clay Knee out indefinitely
10/02/17 LB Ramon Humber Thumb out indefinitely
09/07/17 QB T.J. Yates Concussion IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 19th in the National Football League in points scored with 118. They have run 312 plays this year for 1,910 yards, which ranks them 16th in the NFL in total offense. The Buccaneers average 6.1 yards per play, which is 4th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 109 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tampa Bay has run for 412 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the league. They've run 107 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Buccaneers have been penalized on offense 33 times for 209 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the NFL in penalties. Jameis Winston has passed for 1,259 yards this year. He's completed 99 throws while attempting 164 passes for a completion percentage of 60.4%. His quarterback rating this season is 91. He averages 12.7 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Tampa Bay is 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 121. They have given up a total of 2,017 yards on D, which is 19th in the league. The Buccaneers are 30th in yards per play allowed with 6. Their pass defense has allowed 7.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 30th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 134 throws on 189 attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense this season, ranking them 25th and 17th in the league. The Tampa Bay pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,508 yards in the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 139 attempts for 509 yards this season, putting them in 10th place in the NFL against the run. The Buccaneers have had 33 penalties for 281 yards on defense this year. That places them 8th in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.3% of possessions on defense, which is 26th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Tampa Bay is 32nd in the NFL in punt returns with 1. They have returned 3 kicks for 79 yards on special teams, placing them 24th in kick return yardage. The Buccaneers average 26.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 50 yards this season. They are 31st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 771. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tried 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 26th in the league. Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers have made 80% of their extra points, going 4 for 5 this season. Their punters have accumulated 309 yards on 7 punts, averaging 44.1 yards per punt. That ranks them 25th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills have run for 533 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in the NFL. They've run 158 times, averaging 3.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 34 times for 289 yards so far this season, which has them 23rd in the league in penalties. They are 30th in the NFL in points scored with 89. They have run 312 plays this season for 1,358 yards, which ranks them 31st in the league in total offense. The Bills average 4.4 yards per play, which is 31st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 81 1st downs this year, placing them 31st overall as an offensive unit. Tyrod Taylor averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 10.7 yards per completion. He has completed 85 passes on 136 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.5%. His quarterback rating is 90.6. He has thrown for 910 yards this season.
The Bills rush defense has allowed 122 attempts for 438 yards this year, putting them in 4th place in the league against the run. Buffalo has committed 31 penalties for 297 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 29.8% of possessions on defense, which is 8th in the league. They are 1st in the league in points allowed on defense with 74. They have surrendered a total of 1,612 yards on D, which is 6th in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 5. Their pass defense has given up 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 11th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 116 passes on 189 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, placing them 11th and 15th in the National Football League. The Bills pass defense has also given up a total of 1,174 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Buffalo Bills have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 15th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Buffalo kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 5 for 5 this year. Their punters have totaled 780 yards on 17 punts, averaging 45.9 yards per punt. That places them 17th in the NFL in punting average. Buffalo is ranked 5th in the league in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 57 punt return yards and average 7.1 yards per return, which is 17th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 19 yards. They have returned 3 kicks for 64 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The Bills average 21.3 yards per kick return and have a long of 23 yards this year. They are 27th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,017.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bills -3
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