The Week 8 of the NFL starts with this exciting inter-conference encounter in Florida on Thursday, October 27, and here you can read the best Ravens vs. Buccaneers betting pick and odds.
Tampa Bay is hoping to avoid the fifth loss in six games when they welcome Baltimore at Raymond James Stadium. The Ravens are slight -1.5 favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at 45 points. These inter-conference rivals haven’t met since 2018.
Ravens held on to beat the Browns
The Baltimore Ravens (4-3, 2-4-1 ATS) played four consecutive one-possession games, and after losing two of them, they managed to edge the divisional rivals Cleveland Browns at home. Baltimore’s offense perhaps didn’t impress (254 total yards opposite Cleveland’s 336), but the Ravens still got controlled the game clock and away with a 23-20 victory.
Lamar Jackson completed nine of 16 passes for 120 yards and added 59 rushing yards on ten carries. Gus Edwards scored two rushing touchdowns and finished the game with 66 yards on 16 attempts, while Devin Duvernay and Rashod Bateman contributed with 44 receiving yards apiece. Baltimore recorded five sacks; Justin Houston got two of them, while Patrick Queen led the game with 11 total tackles and had a sack as well.
CB Kyle Fuller (ACL), DT Michael Pierce (biceps), Marcus Williams (wrist), and J.K. Dobbins (knee) are out. TE Mark Andrews (knee), RB Gus Edwards (knee), WR Rashod Bateman (foot), and G Ben Cleveland (foot) are questionable to face the Buccaneers on Thursday.
Buccaneers suffered another disappointing defeat
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4, 2-5-0 ATS) are one of the most unpleasant surprises of the season so far. Not only they lost four of the last five games, but they failed to beat the weakened Carolina Panthers who are in rebuilding mode. Following a surprising 20-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, everybody thought the Buccaneers will bounce back against the divisional foe Carolina, but the Panthers dismantled them, 21-3. Needless to say that this was a season-low in points for Tampa.
Tom Brady completed 32 of 49 passes for 290 yards. As usual, Tampa Bay’s run offense didn’t work, so they focused on getting a ball to the receivers. Mike Evans registered a game-high 96 yards on nine catches (15 targets), while Cade Otton followed him with 64 yards on four receptions. On the ground, the Bucs had 46 yards on 16 carries. On defense, Lavonte David led the team with seven tackles.
DT Akiem Hicks (plantar fasciitis), CB Logan Ryan (foot), RB Giovani Bernard (ankle), C Ryan Jensen (knee), T Josh Wells (calf), and G Aaron Stinnie (knee) are unavailable to play on Thursday against Baltimore. WR Julio Jones (knee), TE Cameron Brate (neck), CB Carlton Davis III (hip), WR Russell Gage (hamstring), and S Antoine Winfield Jr. (concussion) are questionable.
- 5-2 ATS in the last seven games following an ATS loss
- 18-8-1 ATS in the last 27 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game
- 1-8 ATS in the last nine Thursday games
- 0-5 ATS in the last five games overall
- 0-4 ATS in the last four home games
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pick
The Buccaneers aren’t in a good place at the moment. They are struggling with injuries to their offensive line, and also, their wide receivers can’t stay healthy. Baltimore is looking more compact than Tampa Bay thus far in the season, even though their pass offense is among the worst in the NFL. The Ravens still score 25.9 points per game, and I think the Buccaneers won’t be able to outscore them in this one, especially after what we saw in a disappointing loss to Carolina. Baltimore will set up the tempo of this game and run with the ball often. I have faith in Lamar Jackson to guide his team to a victory here.
Pick: Take the Ravens at -1.5 (-110)
Aside from that 41-31 loss to the Chiefs, I must say that Tampa Bay’s defense has been excellent this season. The Buccaneers are allowing 17.7 points per game, which is the fifth-best defense in the NFL, but their problem is the offense that averages 17.7 ppg in return and is among the worst in the league. Baltimore’s offense has a tendency to eat a lot of time and keep possession for much as possible, so I expect a low-scoring duel. Under is 5-1 in the last six H2H meetings; Under is 4-0 in the Ravens’ previous four games overall, while Under is 6-1 in the Buccaneers’ last seven games overall.
Pick: Go Under 46.5 points (-135)