Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10/27 @ 8:15 PM EST.)
Ravens vs. Buccaneers Breakdown and Betting Odds
The 4-3 Baltimore Ravens travel to Florida to take on the 3-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 27 for Week 8 Thursday Night Football action at 8:15 PM EST on Amazon Prime.
The Bucs are a 1-point favorite, and the over/under is set at 43.5.
Both the Ravens and Bucs have not been as dominant as expected through seven games. The difference is that the Ravens took advantage of the Cleveland Browns’ mistakes in Week 7 to escape with a win; whereas the Bucs inexplicably looked like a shell of their 2020 selves and lost to the Carolina Panthers, giving the Panthers only their second win of the season in Week 7.
Baltimore Ravens Overview
In Week 7, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson threw only nine passes in the Browns game, and Mark Andrews was not a factor. Yet they still emerged victorious over Cleveland. The Ravens are averaging 25.8 points per game.
Special teams play has been an unsung hero for the Ravens led by the G.O.A.T. kicker Justin Tucker with rookie punter Jordan Stout who booted a 69 yarder already this season and returner Devin Duverney who has a 103-yard kick return for a touchdown this season.
The Week 8 Pro Football Talk (PFT) overall team rankings have the Ravens ranked as 8th best in the NFL.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Overview
The big question of 2022 is what is going on with Tampa Bay. They are below .500 which is atypical for a Tom Brady-led team. The Bucs are averaging 17.7 points per game. Despite a two-game losing streak, the Bucs remain tied for first place in the ho hum NFC South with Atlanta.
PFT ranks the Bucs at 14th overall in their 2022 Week 8 team ratings, which is down from 11th in Week 7.
TakingVegas.com Pick: Over 43.5
The final score of this game could be close, but Tampa Bay’s offense will come out firing at home after being held to only 3 points against Carolina in Week 7. Both the Bucs and Ravens offenses will put on a show; therefore, the Over at 43.5 is the recommended pick.
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