Browns vs. Bucs Total Prediction

Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Bucs, 10/19/18 Predictions & Odds

A pair of 2-3 teams will meet in Tampa on Sunday when the Bucs host the Cleveland Browns at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting in the low 50s, is the over a safe play for bettors?

Game Snapshot

455 Cleveland Browns at 456 Tampa Bay Bucs

1:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 21

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Bucs are 3.5-point favorites to beat the Browns. The total, meanwhile, sits at 50.5 points. As of this writing, 64% of the public betting tickets are on the Bucs to cover the point spread.

Cleveland Browns

Speaking Monday, Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Baker Mayfield's ankle injury won't affect his Week 7 status. "Baker's fine," Jackson said. Mayfield could get a "limited" tag or two in practice, but he will be out there for his dream Week 7 matchup with the Bucs. The problem is not Mayfield's health but his supporting cast. Mayfield has precious few weapons to throw the ball to. Even still, he's very much on the streaming radar this week.

Tampa Bay Bucs

Jameis Winston (hip) is practicing in full for Week 7 against the Browns. Winston is dealing with a minor hip injury though it shouldn't impact his status for Week 7. Coming off a dominant performance Sunday in Atlanta, Winston should be in the QB1 mix against Cleveland.

NFL Betting Trends

Cleveland

The under is 5-1 in the Browns’ last six games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.

Tampa Bay

The over is 6-0 in the Buccaneers’ last six games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.

Prediction

The over is 12-5 in the Browns’ last 17 road games, is 7-3 in their last 10 road games versus a team with a losing home record and is 6-1 in their last seven games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 6-0 in the Bucs’ last six games, is 29-76 in their last 27 games played in October and 4-0 in their last four games coming off a loss.

 

NFL Week 7 Prediction: Browns/Bucs over 50.5

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