The Buccaneers, led by quarterback Baker Mayfield, find themselves seeking a win after a challenging run, losing 3 of their recent 4 matches. However, on a positive note, they’ve managed to secure victories in both away games this season. Mayfield boasts a 65.2% pass completion, accumulating 1,363 yards with 8 touchdowns. His prime receivers, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, have jointly amassed 866 receiving yards. The Buccaneers’ running game, spearheaded by Rachaad White, averages 77.8 yards per game. On the defensive side, they’re conceding an average of 17.3 points per game. Bettors should note that historically, the Buccaneers have a six-game winning streak against teams from the AFC East. Additionally, they have impressive stats in fumbles recovered and average yards per punt this season.
The Bills, quarterbacked by the proficient Josh Allen, are in a similar position, having won only half of their last 4 games. Yet, their performance at home is commendable, winning their past six games. Allen has a passing completion rate of 70.7%, with an impressive 1,841 yards and 15 touchdowns. Receivers Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis are his primary targets, having combined for 1,025 receiving yards. Their running game, fronted by James Cook, has a decent average of 112.9 yards per game. Defensively, the Bills are slightly better than the Buccaneers, allowing an average of 16.9 points per game. For those keen on betting trends, the Bills have consistently triumphed in their October games at Highmark Stadium. They also hold a dominant position in the NFL, ranking top 5 for interceptions and sacks.
While the Bills are arguably the stronger side, their recent form and the pressure of a short rest might weigh them down. Conversely, the Buccaneers might struggle offensively due to their lacking running game. However, their defense has shown to be good enough to hold an offensive like Buffalo’s. Given the circumstances, this match-up hints at a tight, low-scoring game, so the U 42 in BUSR NFL Odds is the best choice. For bettors looking for a spread recommendation, taking Tampa Bay with the prominent +8.5 underdog status seems like a viable choice.