Buccaneers vs Ravens NFL Week 15 Betting Odds & Pick.

Buccaneers vs Ravens NFL Week 15 Betting Odds & Pick

Written by on December 11, 2018

The parity in the NFL is probably greater than it has ever been, with a total of 23 teams still alive in the playoff race with just 3 weeks left to play. That number will likely drop in a big way this weekend, as there are a bunch of teams sitting on the brink of elimination. While those teams are probably already aware that they will not be playing in the postseason, many of them will be looking to embrace the role of the spoiler.

That will certainly be the case for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as they will have a road trip to Baltimore to face a Ravens team hunting down an AFC Division crown and a spot in the postseason. This is certainly a game that you would expect Baltimore to win, but you need only look at what happened to some of the bigger teams last weekend to see that you simply cannot take anything for granted in this league. The Ravens are in as an 8-point favorite, with the point total set at 46 ½.

Buccaneers vs Ravens NFL Week 15 Betting Odds & Pick

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Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 7°C/45°F
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Precipitation: 15%
  • Cloud Cover: 55%
  • Wind: 10 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Why bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

It would be easy to simply write the Buccaneers off ahead of this one, but this is a team that has had some positive results in recent weeks. They went into their Week 14 match-up with the New Orleans Saints on a modest 2-game win streak, and they had the lead early against the Saints, but they were unable to hold on. The Bucs were an 8 ½ point underdog in the 28-14 loss, and their failure to cover broke a streak of 3 straight games where they had covered the spread.

Tampa Bay has gone 4-4-1 ATS as an underdog this season and is 2-3-1 ATS as the away dog. They have failed to win in each of their last 5 road games and have a record of 2-7 SU in their last 9 meetings with the Baltimore Ravens. They are going to have a tough time moving the ball on that Ravens D.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 25.54
  • Total Yards: 430.23
  • Rush Yards: 98.85
  • Passing Yards: 331.38
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 29.46
  • Total Yards: 387.84
  • Rush Yards: 119.38
  • Passing Yards: 268.46

Why bet on the Baltimore Ravens?

Baltimore is perhaps a little unlucky not to be sitting atop the AFC North today, as they went down in OT on the road to the Kansas City Chiefs last weekend. A win there would have vaulted them over the Steelers and into a much better looking playoff situation.

Buccaneers vs Ravens should be an easy victory for Baltimore.

As it is, they continue to hang on to their Wild Card spot by the very slimmest of margins, with a bunch of teams hot on their tail. Baltimore are not a particularly great team on the road, but you certainly cannot say that about them at home, where they have won 14 of their last 19 games. While the Ravens have covered in each of their last 3 games overall, they are just 3-3 ATS as a home favorite. 4 of their last 6 games have gone OVER the point total.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Average Score For: 24.69
  • Total Yards: 369.85
  • Rush Yards: 134.31
  • Passing Yards: 235.54
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 18.54
  • Total Yards: 293.92
  • Rush Yards: 87.77
  • Passing Yards: 206.15

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Buccaneers vs Ravens NFL Week 15 Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
  • Baltimore is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Buccaneers vs Ravens

I’m not sure why, but this one makes me a little nervous. I believe that the Ravens will win this one going away, but I also have a nagging suspicion that this one could go south for them. I’m sticking with my initial feeling, though.

Score: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 – Baltimore Ravens 28
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