Ravens vs Buccaneers Odds, Analysis & Prediction - NFL Week 8 Lines for TNF

Ravens vs Buccaneers Odds, Analysis & Prediction – NFL Week 8 Lines for TNF

Two teams headed in opposite directions clash on Thursday night in NFL Week 8 when Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens head to Tampa Bay to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. The Ravens sport a 4-3 record, which ties them atop the AFC North division with rival Cincinnati. Tampa is 3-4, which puts them in a tie with Atlanta atop the NFC South. Which team gets it done straight up and against the spread? Keep reading for NFL Odds, analysis, and a free pick for Baltimore at Tampa Bay. 

NFL Week 8 Betting Preview for Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay

Thursday Night Football: Baltimore Ravens versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lines and Match Info

Why bet on Baltimore versus Tampa Bay?

Lamar Jackson is unstoppable. The Ravens‘ quarterback has thrown for close to 1400 yards and rushed for 510. Lamar averages 7.7 yards per rush. So if the Buccaneers’, who are good at stopping the rush, spy Lamar, he will either juke his way to yards or throw to tight-end Mark Andrews, his favorite receiving target. 

Baltimore Ravens Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 346.0
  • Passing Yards: 189.7
  • Rushing Yards: 156.3
  • Points Scored: 25.9
  • Turnovers: 9

Baltimore Ravens Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 366.4
  • Passing Yards: 261.3
  • Rushing Yards: 105.1
  • Points Scored: 23.0
  • Takeaways: 14

Why bet on Tampa Bay versus Baltimore?

Tampa plays best at Raymond James Stadium. A few weeks ago, the Buccaneers faced a tough Atlanta Falcons’ squad. Tampa responded with a 20-15 win. The two straight losses in NFL Week 6 and NFL Week 7 happened on the road. Now back at home, the Buccaneers should thrive because Tom Brady faces a defense that allows an average of 261.3 passing yards.  

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 330.6
  • Passing Yards: 266.1
  • Rushing Yards: 64.4
  • Points Scored: 17.7
  • Turnovers: 6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 308.3
  • Passing Yards: 190.0
  • Rushing Yards: 118.3
  • Points Scored: 17.7
  • Takeaways: 9

Ravens at Buccaneers Relevant Trends

  • Ravens are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 versus a team with a losing record
  • Baltimore is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss
  • Under is 4-0 in the Ravens’ last 4 games
  • Buccaneers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on grass
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games
  • Under is 6-1 in the Buccaneers’ last 6 games 

Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Final Betting Prediction

Baltimore fought hard to beat the Cleveland Browns. But although the Ravens didn’t cover in the 23-20 victory, we shouldn’t read too much into the game.

Ravens versus Browns is always a tough game for both sides. Tampa Bay scored 3 points against the Carolina Panthers in their last contest, a 21-3 loss. 

3 points is terrible. The Bucs scored 18 the week before in a 20-18 loss. Yes, Tampa is better at home, but even at home, the Buccaneers have so many issues it’s difficult seeing them keeping it closer than the 1.5 points spread. 

In addition, the Bucs will be without 4 starters: left guard Luke Goedeke, safety Antoine Winfield Jr., cornerback Carlton Davis, and tight end Cameron Brate. Expect Lamar to run wild in this one. Baltimore wins and covers.  

NFL Week 8 Pick: Baltimore Ravens -1.5 

 
 

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