NFL Betting Preview: Tampa Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers – Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020

by Tyler Vaysman | October 18, 2020 |

The Green Bay Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week five action. Green Bay leads the all-time series by a 33-21 margin.

The last time these two teams met was on December 3, 2017. Green Bay won the game in overtime by a 26-21 margin.

Packers defeat Falcons on Monday night football

In their last game, the Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons on Monday night football. Winning by a 30-16 margin, Aaron Rodgers played well. He went 27-of-33 on the a, throwing for 327 yards and four touchdowns. Aaron Jones led the way in the running game, carrying the ball 15 times for 71 yards.

In terms of the receiving game, it was tight end Robert Tonyan who really made his mark. He caught six passes for 98 yards and three touchdowns. Aaron Jones also added five catches for 40 yards and a touchdown of his own.

Bucs have extra day to prepare

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost to the Chigaco Bears in their last time out on Thursday night football. In defeat, Tom Brady played well. He went 25-of-41 on the afternoon, throwing for 253 yards and a touchdown. It was the running game that would really make headway for Tampa Bay. Ronald Jones ran the ball 17 times for 106 yards.

In terms of receiving, Tampa Bay had a very balanced attacks. They had four receivers record over 40 yards. Tyler Johnsonwas the team’s leading receiver. He caught four passes for 61 yards.

Green Bay Packers/Tampa Bay Buccaneers betting lines

The Packers are currently he favorites at -1.5 according to Bookmaker.com. Coming off a convincing win over the Falcons, they are the clear favorites. This doesn’t mean Tampa Bay should be discounted, but Aaron Rodgers and his receivers have been able to find a nice connection.

Betting prediction

I would feel comfortable taking the Green Bay Packers in this game. They have shown that they are one of the hottest teams in football over the past couple of weeks. I do not expect that to change on Sunday. There is no doubt that Tom Brady and Tampa Bay have offensive firepower.

However, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have shown that they have firepower of their own. It will be interesting to see who can come out on top. With that being said, I would feel comfortable taking Green Bay in this game, just based on how well Rodgers is playing.

Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Packers -1.5

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