Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wk 3 Monday Night Football Betting
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
One of the biggest surprises of this year’s NFL game betting season has to be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Earlier this year, Jameis Winston caught some heat for groping a female UBER driver. Since he was suspended for the first 3 games of the season, Tampa Bay had to turn to Ryan Fitzpatrick. And while we all assumed the veteran could handle things until Winston returned, we didn’t expect to see him rival Winston for the starting position by throwing over 800 yards in just two games. So, how many yards can we expect from Fitzpatrick in this upcoming Monday’s Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup? Let’s take a look at the sportsbook betting odds to find out.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Monday, September 24th
When: 8:15 pm ET
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
Stream: NFL Game Pass, Watch ESPN
NFL Game Betting Odds:
The Steelers have been, without a doubt, one of the worst teams out of the gate. To kick off the 2018 NFL game betting season, Pittsburgh faced the Cleveland Browns on the road and managed to tie them 21-21. Afterwards, Pittsburgh suffered a humbling loss against the Kansas City Chiefs 42-37. Now, it looks like the locker room is on the verge of falling apart. Le’Veon Bell is nowhere to be seen and even though Conner has stepped up to fill that role, Bell’s presence is still missed on offense. On top of that, Antonio Brown has made a splash in the locker room with his usual antics. All in all it feels like the camaraderie is slipping out of this locker room bit by bit.
Players to Watch: Ben Roethlisberger (787 passing yards, 4 TD, 3 INT), James Conner (152 rushing yards, 3 TD, 1 F), and JuJu Smith-Schuster (240 receiving yards, 1 TD, 18 REC).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs are coming off a 5-11 season but have already come close to matching last season’s wins. It’ll be interesting to see what the Bucs do at the quarterback position after this Monday Night Football game. Considering how poor the Steelers have been on defense this season, we can expect Fitzpatrick to have a monster outing this upcoming Monday night. If that’s the case, it’s hard to imagine Tampa Bay handing the reigns back to Winston. Especially since Winston was in charge of last year’s losing season. The odds for this matchup are a bit intriguing since they don’t favor Tampa Bay at all. This makes taking the Bucs straight up an extremely lucrative option in Week 3.
Players to Watch: Ryan Fitzpatrick (819 passing yards, 8 TD, 1 INT), Peyton Barber (91 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and DeSean Jackson (275 receiving yards, 3 TD, 9 REC).
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Predictions
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers matchup? All things considered, the Bucs seem like a better option here. They’ve had a monstrous offense so far and should be able to tear apart the Steelers’ secondary. And since they’ll be playing at home, they should be able to win this pairing. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction:42-33 Tampa Bay.