Sunday Night Football should be an exciting affair when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) visit the Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Tampa Bay looks like a Super Bowl contender in the NFC, while Las Vegas should be a playoff team this season. This game will air live on NBC at 8:20 p.m. EST.
Through six games, the Tampa Bay offense is averaging 29.5 points per game and 366.0 yards per game, 256.8 through the air and 109.2 on the ground. Defensively, the Buccaneers are allowing 20.3 points and 312.2 yards, 247.8 passing and 64.3 rushing. Ronald Jones leads all Bucs rushers with 472 yards and three touchdowns and Mike Evans is the top receiver with 377 yards and six touchdowns.
The Las Vegas offense is averaging 30.2 points per game and 409.4 yards per game, 288.4 through the air and 121.0 on the ground. Defensively, the Raiders defense is allowing 30.4 points and 401.0 yards, 274.2 passing and 126.8 rushing. Josh Jacobs is the top Raiders back with 377 yards and five touchdowns and Darren Waller is the top Las Vegas receiver with 295 yards and two touchdowns.
Below is my best bet for Week 7 action between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders. All lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-2.5) at Las Vegas Raiders: O/U 53.5 (-110/-110)
Last time out, Tampa Bay hosted the unbeaten Green Bay Packers and trounced them 38-10. Green Bay led 10-0 after the first quarter, but the Tampa Bay offense and defense dominated from there as the Bucs scored the final 38 points. Tom Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns and Ronald Jones rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns. The defense had a pick six and forced two Aaron Rodgers interceptions. Tampa Bay announced their presence in the NFC with this performance.
Las Vegas had a bye in week six, but the Raiders are still flying with confidence after their 40-32 road win against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders overcame two double-digit deficits in this game to make the AFC West a race. Derek Carr went off as the QB was 22/31 for 347 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Josh Jacobs ran the ball 23 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns and rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs jumped on the scene with 118 yards and a touchdown.
Series History: The Raiders have won three of the last four meetings and leads the all-time series 7-3.
NFL Prediction: I like Tampa Bay -2.5 Sunday night.
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