Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills 10/27/2023 – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Buffalo Bills for an epic showdown at Highmark Stadium on Thursday for some Week 8 NFL action. The Buccaneers, currently 3-3, are determined to swat away victory from the Bills, currently leading 4-3. Both teams promise an exhilarating game filled with intense football action and unforgettable moments. The Buccaneers are hoping that this game improves their position on the ladder. However, the Buffalo Bills are expected to win this matchup as per the latest NFL betting trends.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills 10/27/2023
|When:||Thursday, October 26, 2023 8:15 PM ET|
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At an impressive 28.3 points per game (3rd in the league), Buffalo Bills have emerged as an offensive powerhouse, led by J. Allen who has accumulated 1,841 passing yards, 15 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions – his key target S. Diggs has contributed 55 receptions for 678 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns from him alone. Likewise, J. Cook has made himself known on the ground, amassing 419 rushing yards at an average 4.8 yards per carry rate!
Buccaneers Are Not Too Bad
Tampa Bay Buccaneers may rank lower in offensive statistics, yet have fared fairly well when it comes to scoring points per game. Under B. Mayfield’s leadership with 1,363 passing yards, 8 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions over just 11 games played, they average 17.2 points per game on average with M Evans contributing 468 receiving yards with 30 receptions for 4 touchdowns while R White has contributed 266 rushing yards and 1 touchdown at an average 3.2 average yards per carry rate.
Both teams have shown impressive resilience and tactics on defense. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have limited opponents to an average of 17.3 points per game while boasting an efficient run defense that allowed only 95.8 rushing yards per game; unfortunately, their passing defense allowed an average of 246.7 passing yards per game.
The Buffalo Bills have had an improved defense, holding opponents to 16.9 points per game on average. Their pass defense has been particularly strong, allowing only 201.3 passing yards per game which ranks them 11th in the league; while their run defense leaves room for improvement with 128.3 yards allowed per game.
In terms of turnovers, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown exceptional ball security by averaging only one turnover per game – fifth best in the league – which ranks fifth best overall. Their defense has excelled at takeaways as well, recording an astounding 3.3 takeaways per game which ranks them 2nd. On the other hand, Buffalo Bills have struggled slightly averaging 1.6 turnovers per game (21st) but managing to generate 1.7 takeaways per game (13th).
NFL Latest Odds: TB +8.5 ; O/U 43.5
The Buffalo Bills have been quite impressive this season, and the odds are in their favor in this matchup. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been lagging behind this entire year and are not expected to turn the tables so fast in this game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Trends
Tampa Bay are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games.
Tampa Bay are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games against Buffalo.
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Buffalo.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games on the road.
Tampa Bay is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference conference.
Tampa Bay is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Football Conference East division.
Buccaneers is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games played in October.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games played in week 8.
Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
Buffalo are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.
Bills are 12-4 SU in their last 16 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games against Tampa Bay.
Buffalo are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home.
Buffalo are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo’s last 6 games against an opponent in the National Football Conference South division.
Buffalo are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played in October.
Buffalo are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 8.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 5 games played on a Thursday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buffalo Bills Betting Pick
Both the teams are boasting a remarkable defense, with the Buccaneers being really impressive here. The Buffalo Bills, nonetheless, have the upper hand when it comes to firepower and will use this to dominate the matchup. Take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sorely lose this game according to the top NFL betting odds.
Per expert sports picks, expect the Buccaneers to struggle against the Bills’ firepower, despite their strong defense, according to NFL betting odds.
Score Prediction: Bills 28, Buccaneers 24.