Browns vs Buccaneers NFL Week 7 Odds & Prediction

Browns vs Buccaneers NFL Week 7 Odds & Prediction

Written by on October 17, 2018

Cleveland and Tampa Bay head to Florida in NFL Week 7 looking to rebound from tough losses. The Chargers pummeled the Browns while the Bucs rally fell just short versus the Falcons. Who takes it in a game that both teams must win? Keep reading for NFL Week 7 odds, analysis and a free pick when the Browns battle the Bucs!

Browns vs Buccaneers NFL Week 7 Odds & Prediction

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 27°C/80°F
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Wind: 9 mph NNE
  • Cloud Cover: 23%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Cleveland Browns are a good bet at +3?

Save for Week 6 when they allowed the Chargers to score 38, Browns’ defense has played well this season. Cleveland held Baltimore to 9 and the Jets to 17 in a couple of wins. They held the Steelers to 21 in a 21-21 Week 1 tie.

Cleveland should have success against the Jameis Winston led Tampa Bay offense. Tampa can move the football and light up the scoreboard, but they haven’t played a team like the Browns. Cleveland should pressure Winston into a few bad throws that the Browns can turn into interceptions.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 21.3
  • Total Yards: 366.2
  • Pass Yards: 228.5
  • Rush Yards: 137.7
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 25.2
  • Total Yards: 406.5
  • Pass Yards: 268.3
  • Rush Yards: 138.2

Why Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a good bet at +3?

Are the Buccaneers a safe bet for NFL Week 7?

After opening the season with two wins against playoff contenders New Orleans and Philadelphia, the Buccaneers have lost 3 in a row to Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Atlanta.

Tampa has a big shot of winning on Sunday, though. Browns are the worst team Tampa’s played yet this season. The Browns field a decent defense, but their offense has trouble moving the football. If the Bucs can get a few points on the board, they might eke out a win and cover.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 28.2
  • Total Yards: 448.6
  • Pass Yards: 368.4
  • Rush Yards:80.2
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 34.6
  • Total Yards: 439.8
  • Pass Yards: 355.6
  • Rush Yards: 84.2

Browns vs Buccaneers NFL Week 7 Betting Trends 

  • Cleveland is 7-14 ATS in the last 21 games
  • Cleveland is 2-20-1 SU in the last 23 games
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Cleveland’s last 17 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 8-14-1 ATS in the last 23 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-8 SU in the last 11 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games

Final NFL Betting Analysis for Browns vs Buccaneers

We don’t often see a team quite like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs started the season beating a couple of NFC powerhouses. Since then, they’ve struggled against teams they should have been more competitive against.

The reason for those struggles land at the Buccaneers’ defense, which yields a league worst 355.6 passing yards per. Opponents only rush for 84 yards against Tampa Bay because their defense is so awful.

Tampa should move the ball against Cleveland. We know Cleveland will move the ball against the Bucs. Browns are the play on the moneyline.

NFL Week 7 Pick: Browns moneyline