Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver +1
Empower Field at Mile High is the venue where Jeff Driskel and the Denver Broncos will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Denver opens this matchup as 1-point underdogs. The total is set at 47.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 1-1 this year. In their last game they took on the Carolina Panthers and earned the win by a score of 31-17. Tom Brady went 23/35 with 217 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He gave away 1 pick during the game. Leonard Fournette paced the team on the ground during the game. His longest run of the day went for 46 yards and he tallied 2 TD's during the game. He scurried for 103 yards on 12 carries which had him averaging 8.6 yards per carry. Mike Evans was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 104 yards on 7 receptions. He earned an average of 14.9 yards per reception during the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up running the ball 22 times and earned a total of 122 yards earning them an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Overall, they finished with a total of 57 plays which gave them a total of 339 yards. For the contest, the Buccaneers racked up a total of 20 1st downs and they had a total of 5 penalties for 37 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tampa Bay gave up 33 catches on 42 throws totaling 340 yards, and a completion percentage of 79.0%. Against the run, the Buccaneers gave up 87 yards on 24 runs which means they had an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up 427 yards and forced 4 takeaways.
The Buccaneers have earned 649 total yards for this campaign. Offensively they average 104.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 23rd in the league. In terms of getting in the endzone, Tampa Bay has compiled 3 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at 27.0 points per contest. In terms of passing yardage, the Buccaneers are allowing 529 yards which has them ranked 21st in the NFL. In total, they are conceding 349.0 yards/contest which puts them 12th in the league. The Buccaneers sit in 17th in the league regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 25.5 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per tote and 84.5 yards on the ground per game for the season. In their 2 games played, they are conceding 264.5 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 71.2%. During the season, they have allowed 169 running yards through 2 games.
The Broncos head into this matchup 0-2 for this season. In their last game they faced the Pittsburgh Steelers and took the defeat by a score of 26-21. Melvin Gordon III led the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for 70 yards by way of 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.7 yards per run. Courtland Sutton was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 66 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 22.0 yards per catch for the game. Jeff Driskel went 18/34 with 256 yards passing and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 pick during the game. The Denver Broncos ran the ball 26 times and racked up a total of 104 yards which earned them an average of 4.0 yards per rush. In the game, the Broncos totaled 23 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 30 yards. Overall, they ran 72 plays for a total of 319 yards. When discussing the defense, Denver gave up 29 completions on 41 throws totaling 301 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. On the day, they allowed 410 yards and earned 2 turnovers. Against the run, the Broncos gave up 109 yards on 22 carries which means they had an average of 5.0 yards per run allowed.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Broncos rank 30th in the NFL averaging 17.5 PPG. For the year so far, the Broncos have compiled 431 passing yards in addition to an average of 215.5 throwing yards per game, which ranks 26th out of all NFL teams. They are averaging 105.5 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 211 yards for the year. The Denver Broncos hold an average of 321.0 yards per game which is good for 27th in the league. In terms of passing yards, the Broncos are allowing 548 yards which has them sitting in 25th in the NFL. During the season, they are granting 393.5 yards per outing which puts them 21st in the National Football League. The Broncos are sitting in 10th in the NFL regarding team defense, allowing 21.0 PPG. They are allowing 4.3 yards per rush and 119.5 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. In their 2 games played, they are conceding 274.0 yards per outing via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 69.0%. For the year, they have allowed 239 rushing yards through 2 contests.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Broncos +1
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