Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction, 10/18/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2020
Location: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay -2.5
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2) host the Green Bay Packers (4-0) at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, October 18, 2020. The spread on this game has Tampa Bay as 2.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 56.5.
The Green Bay Packers come into this matchup with a record of 4-0 for this season. In their last game they faced the Atlanta Falcons and won 30-16. Aaron Rodgers went 27/33 with 327 yards passing and tossed 4 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Aaron Jones paced the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 23 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 71 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 4.7 yards per carry. Robert Tonyan led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 98 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 16.3 yards per catch in the game. The Green Bay Packers ended up running the ball 26 times and earned a total of 88 yards earning them an average of 3.4 yards per run. For the game, they finished with a total of 60 plays for 403 yards. In the game, the Packers totaled 22 first downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 30 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay allowed 28 completions on 39 tries for a total of 249 yards, and a completion percentage of 72.0%. In the running game, the Packers allowed 78 yards on 25 runs which gave them an average of 3.1 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they conceded 327 yards but didn't add to their total of forced turnovers.
The Packers have tallied 1,782 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they're averaging 150.8 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 5th in the National Football League. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Green Bay has earned 13 passing touchdowns and 4 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding getting in the endzone, the Green Bay Packers have an average of 38.0 points per game. When talking about passing yardage, the Packers have conceded 990 yards which puts them in 7th in the National Football League. During this campaign, they are granting 353.3 yards/contest ranking them 12th in the league. The Packers sit in 18th in the NFL in relation to team defense, giving up 25.3 PPG. They are giving up 4.8 yards per rush on the ground and 105.8 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 4 games played this year, they have given up 247.5 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 72.2%. Overall, they have allowed 423 yards via the ground game in 4 outings.
The Buccaneers come into this game with a record of 3-2 this season. In their last outing they played the Chicago Bears and lost 20-19. Ronald Jones II led the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 106 yards via 17 carries which had him averaging 6.2 yards per tote. Tyler Johnson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 61 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 15.3 yards per catch in the game. Tom Brady went 25/41 with 253 yards through the air and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran the ball a total of 20 times and totaled 106 yards which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per run. For the game, the Buccaneers had a total of 18 1st downs and they totaled 11 penalties for 109 yards. In the game, they finished with a total of 64 plays for 339 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Tampa Bay conceded 30 catches on 42 tries for a total of 208 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. Overall, they gave up a total of 243 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Buccaneers conceded 35 yards on 14 carries which is an average of 2.5 yards per attempt allowed.
During this campaign thus far, the Buccaneers have thrown for 1,328 passing yards in addition to an average of 265.6 passing yards per contest, ranking them 12th in the league. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers maintain an average of 365 yards per game ranking them 19th in the NFL. They average 99.4 yards per game on the ground and have run for 497 yards for the year. When looking at their ability to score points, the Buccaneers rank 11th in the NFL with 27.8 points per outing. Regarding yards via the pass, the Buccaneers have allowed 1,199 yards which puts them in 20th in the league. Overall, they are surrendering 298.2 yards/game which has them ranked 2nd in the league. The Buccaneers are sitting in 8th in the NFL regarding team defense, giving up 22.4 PPG. The opposition is running for 2.7 yards per running attempt and 58.4 rushing yards per contest this year. In their 5 games, they have allowed 239.8 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 70.9%. In total, they have given up 292 yards via the ground game in 5 games.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Buccaneers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers -2.5
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