Buccaneers vs Titans Picks, Predictions, Week 8 Odds 10/27/2019
Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head to Nissan Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Tennessee Titans. Tampa Bay opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 47. The Buccaneers are 2-4-0 ATS and 4-2-0 when betting on the total. The Titans are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went up against the Carolina Panthers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 37-26. Peyton Barber led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 5 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 28 yards by way of 8 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.5 yards per run. Chris Godwin led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 151 yards on 10 receptions. He averaged 15.1 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Buccaneers was Jameis Winston who went 30/54 with 400 yards passing and added 1 TD. He tossed 5 interceptions on the day. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball 14 times and racked up a total of 42 yards which earned them an average of 3.0 yards per run. For the game, the Buccaneers got 23 1st downs and they had 9 penalties for 70 yards. In the game, they ran 75 plays which added up to 407 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tampa Bay conceded 20 catches on 32 throws for a total of 209 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the ground, the Buccaneers conceded 59 yards on 29 runs which means they had an average of 2.0 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 268 yards and earned 1 turnover. Another matchup you may want to look into is the free NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Cardinals vs Saints contest.
Buccaneers Dip to 2-4 After Loss
The Buccaneers head into this game 2-4 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the league with an average of 29 points per game, which has them at 4th among all NFL teams. As a team, they are averaging 98 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the conference. For total yardage, they rank 13th in the NFC and 21st among all NFL teams with 2,206 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Buccaneers have compiled a total of 12 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs. They are one of the dangerous teams in the division and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Buccaneers have one of the most lackluster defenses in the league, giving up 30.8 points per contest putting them 15th in the NFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Buccaneers have allowed 1,827 yards. Teams are completing 63.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.9 yards per try. They have conceded 11 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing TDs. When it comes to rushing yards, Tampa Bay is allowing 68.0 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the division and 1st among NFL teams. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per carry putting them 1st in the conference and 1st in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 589 rushing yards through 6 games.
The last time they took the field, the Tennessee Titans played the Los Angeles Chargers and earned the victory by a score of 23-20. Running the show from under center for the Titans was Ryan Tannehill who went 23/29 with 312 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception in the game. Derrick Henry paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 12 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He rushed for 90 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 4.1 yards per run. Corey Davis led the team in receiving yardage by earning 80 yards on 6 catches. He averaged 13.3 yards per catch for that contest. The Tennessee Titans rushed the ball a total of 29 times and added 97 yards earning them an average of 3.3 yards per rush. Overall, they totaled 61 plays for 403 yards. Overall, the Titans earned a total of 22 first downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 54 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tennessee gave up 24 catches on 38 throws for a total of 326 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the ground, the Titans gave up 39 yards on 21 runs which is an average of 1.9 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed a total of 365 yards and forced 1 turnover.
Titans Now 3-4 After Win
The Titans come into this matchup with a record of 3-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Titans leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Titans currently sit at 4th among AFC South teams and 27th out of all the teams in the league averaging 17.3 points per contest. Tennessee is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 102 rushing yards per contest, ranking them 19th in the NFL. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 714 rushing yards through 7 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Titans average 307 yards per game overall putting them 26th among NFL teams and 12th in the AFC. Another game you may want to bet on is the free pick from Alan Matthews on the Redskins vs Vikings game.
The Titans are allowing 16.0 points per contest which puts them at 1st in the AFC South and 4th among NFL teams. In discussing points given up, they have allowed 112 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are allowing 95 yards per contest ranking them 13th in the league and 2nd among AFC South teams. For 2019, they have conceded 666 yards on the ground and 3 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the NFL. They are giving up 233 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Titans are currently ranked 7th among AFC teams. They have allowed 10 passing touchdowns for this year.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Titans NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +2.5
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