The NFL betting spread says that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are two-point road dogs against the Green Bay Packers, but at least the Bucs will be getting their starting quarterback, which is more than the Packs can say. Winston missed the last three games with a shoulder injury, during which Tampa Bay has gone 2-1 SU and ATS with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. On the down side, Vernon Hargreaves, DeSean Jackson, Doug Martin, Clinton McDonald, Josh Robinson, T.J. Ward all missed the Bucs Wednesday’s practice.
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) December 1, 2017
- Date: Sunday, 3rd December
- Time: 1:05 PM
- Venue: Lambeau Field
- Sportsbook online odds for fans who bet on NFL:
Buccaneers +2 (-110) 45 (-110) +112
Packers -2 (-110) 45 (-110) -132
(Full version) Guess who’s back, back again/Jameis back, tell a friend/Guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back, guess who’s back
Winston and his receiving corps, which includes Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, as well as tight ends Cameron Brate and rookie O.J. Howard, all four of whom have caught either three or four TD passes this season, will go against a Packers team that has allowed opposing QBs 304 passing yards per game in the last five games. “Big-time weapons, when you look at the size and ability of their perimeter group,” Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy said of the Bucs’ receiving unit. “Big targets make for a more accurate quarterback. I think that’s stating the obvious.” It’s just like shooting at the broad side of a barn. The Buccaneers are 2-5 SU in their last seven games in the early afternoon, 4-1 ATS in their last five in Week 13, 2-5 ATS in their last seven on grass, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 overall, and 1-4-1 ATS in their last six after failing to cover the NFL betting spread.
Will the real Brett Hundley stand up? (Stolen from ESPN ‘cause it fits nicely with the ‘Jameis back theme’)
Packers QB Brett Hundley followed up his four-turnover performance against the Ravens with his best game yet; three TD passes and no picks against the Steelers on Sunday. Green Bay, mind you, lost both games, but they at least, you know, covered against Pittsburgh. The Bucs offer Hundley the league’s worst pass defense; 32nd in passing yards allowed per game (284.6) and in third-down defense (allowing opponents to convert nearly half the time). “At this point, it’s kind of is a must-win game,” receiver Davante Adams said of the Bucs. “We’ve dug ourselves into a hole, similar to last year. It’s really must win at this point, especially if you’re thinking about down the road and playoff hopes and all that stuff. We’ve got to win games. We can’t bank on other teams losing. You dig yourself a hole, you’ve got to get yourself out of it. At this point, it’s just winning games.” The Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win, 4-1 ATS in their last five in Week 13, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 December games, 2-6 ATS versus a team with a losing record, and 1-4 against the NFL betting spread in their last five at home.