The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) visit the Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) Sunday of Week 7 for a 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff at Allegiant Stadium. The game was originally scheduled as the Sunday Night Football national matchup, but a Raiders COVID-19 situation led the NFL to moving the game to earlier in the day. Below, we preview the Buccaneers-Raiders Week 7 betting odds and lines and make our NFL picks and predictions.
Buccaneers at Raiders betting odds and lines
Money line:Buccaneers -200 (bet $200 to win $100) | Raiders +165 (bet $100 to win $165)Against the spread/ATS:Buccaneers -4.5 (-110) | Raiders +4.5 (-110)Over/Under:52.5 (O: -110, U: -110)
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Buccaneers at Raiders game notes
The big news was Raiders RTTrent Browntesting positive for COVID-19 and the entire starting offensive line and SJohnathan Abrambeing sent home to self-isolate due to contact tracing. The possibility of a postponement led the NFL to swapping the game with the Seattle Seahawks-Arizona Cardinals afternoon matchup to avoid not having anything in the primetime slot. So, there are questions if the Raiders and Bucs even play. The quarantining players must deal with a five-day waiting period from their last day of contact (Monday). They could conceivably be cleared Sunday morning with a negative test, which is cutting it very close. Tampa Bay, as a 2.5-point dog, is coming off a surprising 38-10 home win vs. the not-undefeated-anymore Green Bay Packers. QBTom Bradythrew for 166 yards and two touchdowns. The defense finished with two interceptions and held Packers QBAaron Rodgersto 160 passing yards with no TDs. Las Vegas had a bye last week following a 40-32 upset at the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 as an 11-point dog. The Buccaneers are 3-3 ATS. The Raiders are 3-2 ATS. Both teams enter on 1-game win streaks. The Bucs own a 3-3 O/U record, they average 29.5 points per game scored and allow 20.3 PPG. The Raiders are 4-0-1 O/U, score 30.2 PPG (6th-best in the league) and yield 30.4 PPG. Las Vegas leads the all-time series 7-2; however, the two played only twice in the last decade with the Raiders winning the most recent meeting 30-24 in overtime (Oct. 30, 2016).
Buccaneers at Raiders key injuries
SAndrew Adams(hamstring) questionable
DTMaliek Collins(shoulder) questionable WRBryan Edwards(foot, ankle) out DECarl Nassib(toe) questionable CBKeisean Nixon(groin) out SJohnathan Abram(COVID-19 protocols) out CBDamon Arnette(COVID-19) out RTTrent Brown(COVID-19) questionable-* LGDenzelle Good(contact tracing) questionable-* CRodney Hudson(contact tracing) questionable-* RGGabe Jackson(contact tracing) questionable-* LTKolton Miller(contact tracing) questionable-*
*-Could clear COVID protocols by Sunday
Buccaneers at Raiders: Odds, prediction, betting lines and picks
Buccaneers 27, Raiders 17
Money line (?)
PASS. While the Bucs (-200) will win, it’s not worth laying 2-for-1 juice.
Against the spread (?)
The BUCCANEERS -4.5 (-110) are the STRONGEST PLAY – 1.5 times your usual wager. The Raiders offense will be at a huge disadvantage with the starting O-line unable to practice all week. It basically comes down to Tampa Bay’s first-team defense vs. Las Vegas’ second-team offensive line.
Back the UNDER 52.5 (-110). This could get real ugly for QB Derek Carr and the Raiders offense.
|Johnny’s 2020 NFL record / Strongest plays||1-4-1 / 0-2-1|
|2019 NFL record / Strongest plays||17-10-1 / 7-4|
|2020 overall record (all sports)||122-95-3|
|Strongest plays (all sports)||60-37-1|
Brady proves his power with WR Brown deal(Bucs Wire)NFL, NFLPA looking into potential COVID-19 violations(Raiders Wire)
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