Buccaneers vs. Packers Total Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Green Bay is favored at home on Sunday, as the Packers are getting odds of -2 points against the Buccaneers. The over/under total for the game is listed at 45 points. Green Bay has won two straight meetings with the Buccaneers and the two have hit the over in three of their last four encounters. The public betting in this game has 80 percent going on the Packers at home. Sunday’s game takes place from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin and will air live on FOX.
Tampa Bay is coming off a 34-20 loss at Atlanta last week to fall to 4-7 on the season. The Bucs are 6-5 with the over this season, hitting it in their last two games. Tampa is putting up just 20.3 points and 355.9 yards per game this season Jameis Winston has missed recent games with a shoulder injury, but he is expected to return this weekend. Winston has 1,920 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. Doug Martin suffered a concussion that has him doubtful to play. Jacquizz Rodgers has run for 217 yards this year in his place. Mike Evans has caught 51 passes for 702 yards and four touchdowns this season. Defensively, Tampa is giving up 23.8 points and 404 yards per game, including 293 passing yards per contest.
Green Bay is coming off a 31-28 loss at Pittsburgh last week to fall to 5-6 on the season. They have lost five of their last six games. The Packers are 7-4 with the over this season, hitting it in three of their last four games. Green Bay is putting up 21.1 points and 334 yards per game on offense this season. Brett Hundley has been showing improvement in recent weeks and now has 1,185 passing yards with five touchdowns, but also has seven interceptions. He has developed a connection with Davante Adams, who has 55 catches for 702 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Green Bay has been without Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery in the backfield due to injuries so Jamaal Williams has taken over. He has 224 yards on 70 carries with two touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is giving up 23.7 points and 366.5 yards per game.
I think this game is going to turn into a shootout. Both defenses have struggled at times and the Packers seem to be picking up some steam on offense. That should carry over against this poor Tampa defense. I expect the Bucs to get a little boost on offense as well with Winston returning to action. Look for plenty of touchdowns in this one and the over to hit.
NFL WEEK 13 PREDICTION: BUCCANEERS/PACKERS OVER 45