Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Indianapolis Colts Prediction, 11/28/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets and Tips Week 12
Game: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Indianapolis Colts
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Colts (+2.5)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-3) are headed to Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday where they will take on the Indianapolis Colts (6-5). Indianapolis opens as 2.5-point dogs. The betting total is set at 44.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this matchup with a record of 7-3 for this season. In their last contest, the Buccaneers faced the Giants and went home with a win by a final score of 30-10. Tom Brady went 30/46 with 307 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 89.7 and ended the contest with 1 pick. Leonard Fournette was the rushing leader for the Buccaneers with 10 totes for 35 yards (3.5 yds per carry). Mike Evans held an average of 12.2 yds per catch by accumulating 73 yds on 6 catches. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up rushing 27 times and totaled 94 yards, earning them an average of 3.5 yards per carry. On the day, they ran 76 plays which converted into 402 yards. Tampa Bay gave up 23 completions on 39 attempts for a total of 149 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. When it came to stopping the run, the Buccaneers gave up 66 yds on 13 tries, which averages out to 5.1 yards per run allowed.
The Buccaneers have attained 4,060 total yards this season. Tampa Bay has amassed 166 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 71 penalties for 662 yards. In terms of getting in the endzone, Tampa Bay has compiled 29 passing touchdowns and 8 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 13 times (8 picks and 5 fumbles lost). Offensively they hold an average of 91.2 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 26th in the league. Regarding scoring, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting at 30.9 points per contest.
Concerning passing yards, the Buccaneers have conceded 2,437 yards which has them sitting in 16th in the NFL. They have surrendered 243.7 yards per outing via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 68.4%. Over the course of this year, they are granting 322.1 yards per game putting them 8th in the league. They have granted 18 touchdowns through the air and 6 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per run and 78.4 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 784 running yards through 10 games. The Buccaneers sit in 12th in the National Football League concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 22.2 PPG.
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The Colts head into this matchup 6-5 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Colts got the victory with a final of 41-15 against the Bills. Carson Wentz (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 106 yards on 11/20 passing while his quarterback rating was 86.7. He kept the ball away from the defense with no picks and his average yds per pass attempt was 5.3 yards. Jack Doyle was one of the featured targets for the Colts, snagging 3 passes for 30 yds (10.0 yards per catch). Jonathan Taylor ran the football 32 times for 185 yds, finishing the game with 5.8 yards per carry for Indianapolis. The Colts ended up finishing with 370 yards and they ran 66 plays (5.6 yds per play). Indianapolis ran for 5.7 yards per carry, totaling 264 yds on 46 carries. Indianapolis gave up 13 running attempts for 91 yds (7.0 yds per carry). The Colts pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 216 yds on 24 out of 40 passing.
The Indianapolis Colts are averaging 364.0 yards per outing which is good for 11th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 147.9 run yards per game and have run for 1,627 yards for this year. The Indianapolis offense has accrued 467 penalty yards on 51 infractions, which ranks them 29th in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have thrown 4 picks while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have been able to record 116 1st downs. For the year to this point, the Colts have thrown for a total of 2,377 yards via the pass along with an average of 216.1 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 23rd out of all NFL teams. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Colts rank 5th in football averaging 28.1 PPG.
Indianapolis has conceded a total of 1,228 yards via the ground game (111.6 yards per game) and 4 touchdowns by ground for the season. They have yielded 25 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 246.8 yards/game, which has them ranked 18th in the NFL. They have tallied 25 turnovers (12 fumbles and 13 picks) this season. This season, they have conceded 245 points in total. The Colts defense has been on the field for 683 plays, ranking them 28th in the league. The Colts are allowing 22.3 points per game, which has them ranked 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Buccaneers/Colts NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Colts +2.5
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