Bills are Favorites Against the Buccaneers in NFL Week 7 Odds

Bills are Favorites Against the Buccaneers in NFL Week 7 Odds

Written by on October 20, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Buffalo Bills will both be looking to get back in the win column when they square off in their Week 7 matchup at New Era Field on Sunday. The Bucs have dropped two straight and the Bills took a tough loss on the chin the last time they took the field, which is why they are the NFL Week 7 odds favorite by a small margin. Now, let’s find out which one of these teams is offering the best value for you to cash in.

Bills (3-2) vs. Buccaneers (2-3) NFL Week 7 Odds & Expert Analysis

  • When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: New Era Field
  • TV: FOX
  • Radio: 620 AM (Tampa Bay) / 96.5 FM (Buffalo)
  • Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
  • NFL Week 7 Odds: Buffalo Bills -3

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 22°C/72°F
  • Humidity: 52%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Cloud Cover: 37%
  • Wind: 10 mph SSW
  • Stadium Type: Open

NFL Betting Lines & Expert Analysis for Falcons vs. Patriots in Week 7

Recent Head to Head (Last 4 Games)

  • Record: Tampa Bay leads 3-1
  • Score: Tampa Bay 24.25 / Buffalo 14.75
  • Rush Yards: Tampa Bay 131.75 / Buffalo 117.75
  • Pass Attempts: Tampa Bay 28.75 / Buffalo 36.00
  • Completion Percentage: Tampa Bay 53.04 / Buffalo 56.25
  • Passing Yards: Tampa Bay 142.50 / Buffalo 190.25
  • Total Yards: Tampa Bay 274.25 / Buffalo 308
  • Turnovers: Tampa Bay 1.00 / Buffalo 2.25

Why Bet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 7 Odds at +3?

The Buccaneers come into this contest off a heartbreaking 38-33 loss against Arizona last weekend while failing to cover the spread as a 2.5-point road dog. However, the Bucs fought hard after falling into a huge 31-0 hole. Quarterback Jameis Winston suffered a shoulder injury in the loss but is good to go for this affair. Veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick will start if Winston suffers a setback.“The way I understand it, he (Winston) will be medically cleared to play,” Bucs head coach Dirk Koetter said. “I know Jameis can handle a lot of pain. I think it will be, ‘Does Jameis feel like he can play at the level he needs to play at?’ The No. 1 thing in all of this is that Jameis long-term health has to be the No. 1 thing.”Fitzpatrick passed for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions after Winston departed with his injury against the Cardinals. Winston has made 37 consecutive starts for Tampa Bay since becoming the NFL draft’s No. 1 overall selection in 2015.“That’s why you have an experienced backup,” Koetter said. “That’s why you have a guy like that. Jameis likes to take every rep in practice, so you need a guy that’s not a developmental guy that can go in without getting any reps. Other than a handful of plays, Ryan went in and did a good job.”The Bucs average 23.6 points per game while allowing 24.2 points per contest defensively.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 23.60
  • Total Yards: 382
  • Rush Yards: 82.40
  • Passing Yards: 299.60
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 24.20
  • Total Yards: 403.4
  • Rush Yards: 101.80
  • Passing Yards: 301.60

Why Bet the Buffalo Bills NFL Week 7 Odds at -3?

The Buffalo Bills had a bye last weekend after suffering a 20-16 road loss to Cincinnati in Week 5. Despite their recent loss, Buffalo has been a bit of a revelation this season and have picked up unexpected wins over the Falcons and Broncos in the early going while allowing an NFL-low 74 points (14.8 ppg) through five games. Bills first-year coach Sean McDermott would like to see his offense improve and the rushing attack in particular.“When you go up against great competition, your flaws get exposed and your weaknesses get highlighted,” McDermott said. “We have to learn from those opportunities.” Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy is averaging uninspiring 3.4 yards per carry and hasn’t scored a touchdown.The NFL Week 7 Odds favors the Bills.“We need to move the chains and score,” McCoy said. “It’s time to get this thing going. It’s time to get myself going.”Regardless of who starts under center for Tampa Bay, McDermott said the Bills will be ready.“This is a good team coming in here,” McDermott said. “They’ve got weapons all over the field. It’s another big challenge for us. It’s at home, so we look forward to getting back here and playing in front of our fans.”

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 17.80
  • Total Yards: 271.6
  • Rush Yards: 106.60
  • Passing Yards: 165.00
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 14.80
  • Total Yards: 322.8
  • Rush Yards: 88.00
  • Passing Yards: 234.80

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 7

  • Buccaneers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Buccaneers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing Buffalo
  • Bills are 5-8-2 ATS in their last 15 games
  • Bills are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo’s last 6 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

I like the Buffalo Bills to bring home the bacon in this contest seeing as how Jameis Winston will be less than 100 percent if he even plays and Buffalo has an outstanding defense this season. The Buccaneers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in the month of October and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and the Bills have gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and the home team in this little-played series is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy are both due for big games right about now and I think they’ll both get one against a Bucs defense that looked absolutely pitiful against Arizona last weekend.Pick: Buffalo -3
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