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2020-10-25
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Las Vegas Raiders
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Las Vegas Raiders vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Prediction & Preview


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#473 Tampa Bay
Buccaneers -3
 
#474 Las Vegas
Raiders 3

Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 4:05pm

 

The Las Vegas Raiders will be going for their second consecutive win when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this week’s edition of Sunday Night Football (time has been changed to 4pmET). Tampa Bay blew out Green Bay 38-10 as two-point underdogs to move to 4-2. Las Vegas is 3-2 after a 40-32 win over Kansas City as 10.5 point underdogs.

Las Vegas is 4-3 in the last seven meetings between the two teams.

*This game was moved from the Sunday Night Football time slot to 4:05 pm ET in order to ensure that a game would take place on SNF.*

(Line movements and injury reports are updated as of Saturday afternoon.)

Line Movements:

This one has stayed pretty consistent all week long. After opening as a four-point favorite, Tom Brady and the visiting Bucs maintain their four-point edge as of Saturday afternoon. 63 percent of the bets ATS are backing the Buccaneers giving the points on the road.

The total for this game opened at 51.5 points. There has been almost no movement as the total now sits at 51.5 or 52 points, depending on the sportsbook. A solid 60 percent of the bets on the total think this one is going over the mark.

Game-time Weather: Allegiant Stadium is a retractable-roof stadium.

 

Buccaneers Going For Fifth Win In Six Games

The Buccaneers bounced back from their surprising loss to Chicago with an impressive win over Green Bay in their last game, giving them four wins in their last five games. They will be trying to pick up their second win in a row and fifth win in their last six games when they face the Raiders on Sunday.

 

Tampa Bay has played well offensively, averaging 29.5 points per game. They are averaging 249 passing yards and 109.2 rushing yards per game.

Tom Brady has completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,541 yards, 14 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Ronald Jones II leads the team with 472 rushing yards and three touchdowns, while Mike Evans leads the team with 281 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

The Buccaneers have also played well on defense, giving up 20.3 points per game. They held their last two opponents to 15 points per game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to get the win.

Injury Report:

OUT: LB Jack Cichy, S Justin Evans, WR John Franklin, TE O.J. Howard, RB T.J. Logan, T Brad Seaton, DL Vita Vea

Questionable: S Andrew Adams, TE Antony Auclair, CB Carlton Davis, DL Khalil Davis, WR John Hurst, WR Scotty Miller, G John Molchon, LB Jason Pierre-Paul, S Antoine Winfield Jr.

 

Raiders Trying To Avoid Letdown

The Raiders snapped their two-game losing streak with a big road win over Kansas City in their last game, handing the Chiefs their first loss in almost a year. They will need to put the win behind them after a bye and pick up their second win in a row when they play the Buccaneers on Sunday.

 

Offensively, the Raiders have done well, averaging 30.2 points per game. They are averaging 278.4 passing yards and 121 rushing yards per game.

Derek Carr has completed 73.1 percent of his passes for 1,442 yards, 11 touchdowns, and one interception. Josh Jacobs leads the team with 377 rushing yards and five touchdowns, while Darren Waller leads the team with 295 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

The Raiders haven’t played well defensively, giving up 30.4 points per game. They have given up 30 points or more in all but one of their games this season and will need to play significantly better if they want to beat the Bucs.

Injury Report:

OUT: S Johnathan Abram, CB Damon Arnette, T Trent Brown, WR Bryan Edwards, LB Ukeme Eligwe, G Denzel Good, C Rodney Hudson, G Richie Incognito, G Gabe Jackson, CB D.J. Killings, T Kolton Miller, LB Tanner Muse, DE Carl Nassib, CB Keisean Nixon, TE Nick O'Leary, DT Daniel Ross, DE Jeremiah Valoaga, WR Tyrell Williams

Questionable: DT Maliek Collins, S Lamarcus Joyner, LB Nick Kwiatkowski, QB Marcus Mariota



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