Bucs vs. Patriots SNF Prediction
Tom Brady will make his first trip to Foxborough as a member of the visiting team on Sunday night when the Bucs take on the Patriots at 8:20 p.m. ET. Is the 7-point spread too high or will Tampa cover that number?
277 Tampa Bay Bucs (-7) at 278 New England Patriots (+7); o/u 49.5
8:20 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 3, 2021
NFL Week 4 Regular Season
Tampa Bay Bucs DFS Spin
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski (fractured ribs) could be sidelined for "multiple weeks." "We held out hope all week he’d be ready,” one of Schefter's sources said on Gronkowski. “He’s a different breed.” Even so, Gronk could miss multiple games leading up to Tampa Bay's Week 9 bye. Cameron Brate has run 50 routes to O.J. Howard's 11 behind Gronk this year, making the former the backup tight end to roster on the Bucs' depth chart.
New England Patriots DFS Spin
Mac Jones completed 30-of-51- passes for 270 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions in the Patriots' Week 3 loss to the Saints. Jones ended up the Patriots' leading rusher with six carries for 28 yards. This was a shaky game from Jones, who had an interception returned inside New England’s 10-yard line at the end of the first half and was pick-sixed on opening drive of the third quarter. Jones was able to find the end-zone on a back-shoulder fade to Kendrick Bourne after getting held without a touchdown last week, but there weren't many positives in a game the Patriots trailed throughout. Jones has averaged 246 yards with a 2:3 TD/INT ratio through the first three games. The Patriots (1-2) host Tom Brady and the Bucs on Sunday night in Week 4.
Bucs vs. Patriots Betting Prediction
The Bucs are 0-4 against the spread in their last four meetings with the Patriots, are 3-12-1 against the number in their last 16 games played in October and are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games played in Week 4. The Patriots are 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games as a home underdog, are 42-18-2 against the number in their last 62 games played in October and are 11-5 at the betting window in their last 16 games as an underdog.
NFL WEEK 4 BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS +7