NFL

Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Green Bay
Packers
4 - 0
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
3 - 2
October 18, 2020, 4:25 PM EDT
 | Raymond James Stadium

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Green Bay
Packers
4 - 0
Tampa Bay
Buccaneers
3 - 2
October 18, 2020, 4:25 PM EDT
 | Raymond James Stadium
  • Two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history square off at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday – and one of them has emerged as an early favorite in NFL MVP betting. Aaron Rodgers has led the Green Bay Packers (4-0 SU, 4-0 ATS) to an unblemished start entering a Sunday afternoon encounter with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS).

    Green Bay Packers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Date/Time: October 18, 4:25 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
    • TV Coverage: Fox
    • Sportsbook Odds: Buccaneers -2.5 | O/U 56.5 (Line History)
    • Packers vs Buccaneers Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Buccaneers opened as 2.5-point favorites, but a flood of money on Green Bay has flipped that line to the Packers -2 or -2.5 depending on where you shop. The total has dropped from 56.5 to 54.

    Green Bay News & Notes

    The Packers took plenty of heat for not selecting a wide receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft – but that hasn’t had any impact on the Rodgers-led offense, which is averaging a robust 38 points through the first four games. Not surprisingly, Rodgers has been the catalyst, averaging nearly 295 passing yards per game with 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

    Owning a top-five rush attack (150.8 yards per game) isn’t too shabby, either, although the way the Packers employ their running backs makes it difficult to trust the OVER on any yardage props. Aaron Jones (65 carries, 374 yards, four TDs) has been elite but has seen between 15 and 18 carries in all four games, with Jamaal Williams getting six to eight attempts per game to date.

    Tampa Bay News & Notes

    Sunday represents a get-right opportunity for Brady, who looked mediocre in last week’s loss to the Chicago Bears (253 passing yards, one TD) and actually lost track of the number of downs remaining on the Buccaneers’ potential game-winning drive. He has been strong in two games at Raymond James Stadium this season, averaging 293 yards with six touchdowns and two INTs.

    A strong showing from Brady will certainly help the Bucs’ chances of victory, but the run game might also play a significant role. The Buccaneers rank in the bottom quarter in the league in rushing yards per contest (99.4), but find themselves in a plus matchup against a Green Bay run defense allowing opponents to rack up an average of 4.8 yards per attempt.

    Betting Pick: Tampa Bay +2.5 (-110)

    The Buccaneers own the league’s best run defense, which should negate the impact of Jones and Williams sufficiently to allow the hosts to convert the cover.

    Shark Bites
    • Green Bay is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games.
    • Tampa Bay is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 after an ATS loss.
    • Green Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 road games vs Tampa Bay.

Odds

Sunday, October 18 Sun Oct 18


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+2.5
-110
+115
o56.5
-110
-2.5
-110
-135
u56.5
-112
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-3
-110
-150
o55
-112
+3
-110
+130
u55
-108

Edge Finder

17.83
Total Score
20.17
225.83
Passing Yards
264.50
122.33
Rushing Yards
67.50
32:31
Time on Field
28:18
64.83
Number of Plays
64.67
5.37
Yards Per Play
5.13
17.83
Total Score
20.17
3.33
First Quarter
2.50
8.00
Second Quarter
6.50
4.00
Third Quarter
5.17
2.00
Fourth Quarter
6.00
225.83
Passing Yards
264.50
36.33
Pass Attempts
41.17
24.33
Pass Completions
27.67
2.50
Sacks
1.50
20.17
Sack Yards
10.83
9.28
Yards Per Pass
9.56
122.33
Rushing Yards
67.50
26.00
Rush Attempts
22.00
4.71
Yards Per Rush
3.07
0.50
Interceptions
0.17
2.00
Fumbles
1.17
0.83
Fumbles Lost
0.83
1.33
Total Turnovers
1.00
5.17
Penalties
6.00
36.50
Penalty Yards
48.83
32:31
Time on Field
28:18
64.83
Number of Plays
64.67
5.37
Yards Per Play
5.13
4.50
Punts
4.50
45.11
Punt Average
45.58
47.67
Return Yards
70.33

Head To Head

GB
Stat Type TB
5-5
Record
5-5
4-6
ATS
6-4
5-5
O/U
5-5
20.40
Score
20.20
122.30
Rush Yds
112.90
31.50
Pass Attempts
30.00
58.10
Completion %
61.00
193.00
Passing Yds
170.70
315.3
Total Yds
283.6
2.50
Turnovers
1.40
GB
Stat Type TB
3-0
Record
0-3
2-1
ATS
1-2
2-1
O/U
2-1
27.00
Score
16.33
137.00
Rush Yds
100.67
32.00
Pass Attempts
32.00
69.79
Completion %
63.54
224.67
Passing Yds
219.00
361.67
Total Yds
319.67
1.00
Turnovers
1.33
Dec 3/17 (1 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
26
Score
20
-3
ATS
+3
45.5 o
O/U
45.5 u
199
Rush Yds
165
22
Pass Attempts
32
59.09
Completion %
65.63
77
Passing Yds
230
276
Total Yds
395
1
Turnovers
1
Dec 21/14 (2 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
20
Score
3
-11.5
ATS
+11.5
48.5 o
O/U
48.5 u
121
Rush Yds
16
40
Pass Attempts
26
77.50
Completion %
46.15
310
Passing Yds
93
431
Total Yds
109
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 20/11 (3 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
35
Score
26
-13.5
ATS
+13.5
48.5 o
O/U
48.5 u
91
Rush Yds
121
34
Pass Attempts
38
67.65
Completion %
73.68
287
Passing Yds
334
378
Total Yds
455
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 8/09 (4 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
28
Score
38
-9.5
ATS
+9.5
43 o
O/U
43 u
170
Rush Yds
81
35
Pass Attempts
31
48.57
Completion %
45.16
234
Passing Yds
198
404
Total Yds
279
3
Turnovers
1
Sep 28/08 (5 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
21
Score
30
+1
ATS
-1
43 o
O/U
43 u
28
Rush Yds
178
32
Pass Attempts
30
50.00
Completion %
50.00
153
Passing Yds
149
181
Total Yds
327
4
Turnovers
3
Sep 25/05 (6 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
16
Score
17
+3
ATS
-3
37 o
O/U
37 u
75
Rush Yds
161
24
Pass Attempts
26
58.33
Completion %
65.38
185
Passing Yds
132
260
Total Yds
293
4
Turnovers
1
Nov 16/03 (7 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
20
Score
13
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
40 o
O/U
40 u
190
Rush Yds
154
28
Pass Attempts
28
46.43
Completion %
60.71
92
Passing Yds
131
282
Total Yds
285
1
Turnovers
3
Nov 24/02 (8 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
7
Score
21
+3
ATS
-3
39 o
O/U
39 u
96
Rush Yds
93
38
Pass Attempts
30
52.63
Completion %
60.00
171
Passing Yds
153
267
Total Yds
246
4
Turnovers
1
Nov 4/01 (9 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Home
Away
21
Score
20
-6
ATS
+6
38 o
O/U
38 u
184
Rush Yds
61
27
Pass Attempts
30
59.26
Completion %
60.00
168
Passing Yds
133
352
Total Yds
194
3
Turnovers
0
Oct 7/01 (10 of 10)
GB
Stat Type TB
Away
Home
10
Score
14
+3
ATS
-3
36.5 o
O/U
36.5 u
69
Rush Yds
99
35
Pass Attempts
29
57.14
Completion %
79.31
253
Passing Yds
154
322
Total Yds
253
3
Turnovers
1

Team Records

GB
Record TB
4-0
All
3-2
2-0
Home
2-0
2-0
Away
1-2
4-0
ATS
2-3
2-0
ATS Home
1-1
2-0
ATS Away
1-2
3-1
O/U
3-2
1-1
O/U Home
2-0
2-0
O/U Away
1-2
GB
Record TB
4-0
All
1-2
2-0
Home
1-0
2-0
Away
0-2
4-0
ATS
1-2
2-0
ATS Home
1-0
2-0
ATS Away
0-2
3-1
O/U
2-1
1-1
O/U Home
1-0
2-0
O/U Away
1-1
GB
Record TB
2-0
All
1-1
1-0
Home
1-0
1-0
Away
0-1
2-0
ATS
1-1
1-0
ATS Home
1-0
1-0
ATS Away
0-1
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
GB
Record TB
4-0
All
3-2
2-0
Home
2-0
2-0
Away
1-2
4-0
ATS
2-3
2-0
ATS Home
1-1
2-0
ATS Away
1-2
3-1
O/U
3-2
1-1
O/U Home
2-0
2-0
O/U Away
1-2

Gametime Weather

4:25pm N/A
N/A
N/A Humidity
N/A Precipitation
N/A Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
N/A

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

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Oct 5, 2020ATL30-16W-5/56.5W/U88315403782493270
Sep 27, 2020NO37-30W+3/52W/O98271369122275397-1
Sep 20, 2020DET42-21W-7/51W/O25922948889218307-1
Sep 13, 2020MIN43-34W+1.5/44.5W/O158364522134248382-1
Jan 19, 2020SF20-37L+8/46.5L/O62296358285693543
Jan 12, 2020SEA28-23W-4.5/45.5W/O1092353441102653750
Dec 29, 2019DET23-20W-13.5/44L/U1203124321711343050
Dec 23, 2019MIN23-10W+4.5/47W/U18419938357821392
Dec 15, 2019CHI21-13W-4.5/41W/U10019229296333429-3
Dec 8, 2019WAS20-15W-13/42L/U1741673411211412620
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 8, 2020CHI19-20L-3.5/44L/U106233339352082430
Oct 4, 2020LAC38-31W-7.5/42.5L/O11536948446278324-1
Sep 27, 2020DEN28-10W-6/42.5W/U6828535342184226-2
Sep 20, 2020CAR31-17W-7.5/47W/O12221733987340427-2
Sep 13, 2020NO23-34L+4/48L/O86224310821892713
Dec 29, 2019ATL22-28L-1/48L/O136193329872863732
Dec 21, 2019HOU20-23L+3/50.5P/U106329435681612293
Dec 15, 2019DET38-17W-6/46W/O4944649545250295-2
Dec 8, 2019IND38-35W-3/46.5P/O75467542662433093
Dec 1, 2019JAC28-11W-3/46.5W/U7424131549193242-3
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