Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers Prediction, 1/24/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, NFC Championship
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Green Bay Packers
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Green Bay -3.5
Lambeau Field is the venue where Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (14-3) will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) on Sunday. Green Bay opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 50.5.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers head into this game 13-5 this season. In the NFC Divisional round they faced the New Orleans Saints and won 30-20. Tom Brady went 18/33 with 199 yards passing and tossed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Leonard Fournette led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 8 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He racked up a total of 63 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he averaged 3.7 yards per carry. Cameron Brate was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 50 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 12.5 yards per catch in the game. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers rushed the ball a total of 35 times and racked up a total of 127 yards which earned them an average of 3.6 yards per rushing attempt. In all, they finished with a total of 60 plays for a total of 294 yards. On the day, the Buccaneers earned 20 1st downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 62 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Tampa Bay conceded 20 completions on 35 throws for a total of 190 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. On the ground, the Buccaneers conceded 104 yards on 25 runs which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per carry allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 294 yards and forced 4 turnovers.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at 30.8 points per game. As a team they are averaging 94.9 yards on the ground ranking them 28th in the National Football League. The Buccaneers have earned 6,145 total yards this year. With reference to getting in the endzone, Tampa Bay has compiled 42 touchdowns through the air and 16 touchdowns on the ground. The Buccaneers rank 8th in the league in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 22.2 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.6 yards per rush on the ground and 80.6 rushing yards per contest this year. For the season, they have conceded 1,289 yards on the ground through 16 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Buccaneers have surrendered 3,945 yards which puts them in 21st in the NFL. In their 16 games, they have conceded 246.6 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 69.0%. In total, they have yielded 327.1 yards per outing which has them ranked 6th in the National Football League.
The Packers head into this game 14-3 this season. In the Divisional round they went up against the Los Angeles Rams and notched a win by a score of 32-18. Aaron Jones paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 60 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for the game. He ran for 99 yards via 14 carries which meant he averaged 7.1 yards per run. Allen Lazard was the receiving yardage leader by earning 96 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 24.0 yards per catch for the game. Aaron Rodgers went 23/36 with 296 yards through the air and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Green Bay Packers ran the football 36 times and racked up a total of 188 yards which had them averaging 5.2 yards per run. For the game, the Packers totaled 28 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 22 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 72 plays for 484 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Green Bay gave up 21 completions on 27 throws for a total of 148 yards, and a completion percentage of 78.0%. For this contest, they conceded 244 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Packers gave up 96 yards on 19 attempts which is an average of 5.1 yards per run allowed.
Over the course of the season to this point, the Packers have racked up 4,106 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 256.6 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 9th in the league. The Green Bay Packers maintain an average of 389.0 yards per game which has them sitting 5th out of all teams in the NFL. They average 132.4 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 2,118 yards for the year. In relation to how much they score, the Packers currently sit 1st in football with an average of 31.8 points per game. The Packers are ranked 13th in the NFL when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 23.1 points per game. The opposition is running for 4.5 yards per tote and 112.8 rushing yards per contest for the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,805 yards on the ground through 16 games. When talking about passing yards, the Packers have conceded 3,539 yards which puts them in 7th in the National Football League. In their 16 games played, they have allowed 221.2 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.6%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 334.0 yards per outing which has them ranked 9th in football.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Buccaneers +3.5
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