San Diego Chargers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Odds
The total has gone OVER in each of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' last five games, and offense could once again rule the day when the Bucs host the San Diego Chargers this Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. The total has gone OVER in four of San Diego's last five games as well.
Both teams are 4-4 SU this season, but the Chargers are 4-4 ATS while the Buccaneers are 6-2 ATS. Tampa Bay has won three of its last four games while San Diego has lost three of its last four.
Sportsbooks such as had the Buccaneers pegged as 2.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 48.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Buccaneers at No. 10 and the Chargers at No. 11 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 29-27 result in favor of the Buccaneers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 5-ranked offense (28.2 PPG) against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 8 at 19.6 PPG. The Buccaneers passing attack has averaged 245.4 yards per game, more than the Chargers give up through the air (237.8 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 86.5 yards per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, ranks No. 16 in rushing offense at home.
The Chargers were a 31-13 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Chiefs. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (44) made winners of OVER bettors. Philip Rivers passed for 2 touchdowns in his team's last game in leading the Chargers past Kansas City 31-13 on Thursday.
Tampa Bay was a 42-32 winner in its last match on the road against the Raiders. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 74 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland wasn't able to contain Doug Martin in their last game and the result was a 42-32 Week 9 loss against the Buccaneers.
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Chargers at Buccaneers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
San Diego is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
San Diego at Denver, Sunday, November 18
Tampa Bay at Carolina, Sunday, November 18