Week 15 Free Betting Preview: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Baltimore Ravens

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens will go toe-to-toe on the grass at M&T Bank Stadium. Kickoff for this matchup is set for 1:00 p.m. ET and interested parties can witness the action live on FOX.

Betting Preview: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In this Sunday game, Baltimore is labeled as the favorite and is currently giving up 8 points. The Buccaneers are also receiving +260 moneyline odds while the Ravens are -330. Oddsmakers have determined the over/under (O/U) to be 47 points. If the favorite starts trailing early, it will likely produce a solid in-game betting opportunity.

The game’s total has swung lower after opening at 47.5. The original spread has yet to change.

The Buccaneers have lost 0.8 units so far in 2018 and are 5-7-1 against the spread (ATS). The team’s posted an O/U record of 8-5.

The Ravens are down 0.3 units this season. The team is 7-6 ATS and owns an O/U record of 6-7.

The Buccaneers have gone 5-8 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Ravens are 7-6 SU.

The Bucs fell to New Orleans 28-14 in a Week 14 contest where the passing attack could’ve been sharper as Jameis Winston completed only 18-of-38 passes for 213 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Peyton Barber (42 rushing yards on 14 attempts) led the running attack. Adam Humphries (four receptions, 42 yards) and Mike Evans (four catches, 86 yards) handled the receiving duties in the defeat.

In Week 14, Kansas City knocked off this Baltimore team by a score of 27-24. The Ravens defensive secondary allowed the Chiefs to air it out for 377 yards and two touchdowns. Tyreek Hill put up a good showing, recording 139 yards on eight catches for Kansas City. For Baltimore, Lamar Jackson completed 13-of-24 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns. Gus Edwards (67 rushing yards on 16 attempts) and the signal-caller Jackson (71 yards on 13 carries) led the running game while Willie Snead IV (five receptions, 61 yards) and Michael Crabtree (three catches, 31 yards) led the pass-catching corps in the loss.

Tampa Bay has run the ball on 38.5 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Baltimore has an overall rush percentage of 46.0 percent. The Buccaneers have rushed for 98.7 yards per game and have nine scores on the ground this year. The Ravens are logging 134.5 rushing yards per game and have 16 total rush TDs.

If 2018 numbers can translate to this game, then the Ravens should have the advantage in all aspects of the ground game. Their backfield has generated 4.2 yards per carry while the defense has allowed 3.8 YPC to opponents. The Buccaneers have ran for 4.0 yards per carry while allowing a YPC of 4.8 to opponents.

The Bucs offensive scheme has tallied a superb 347.7 yards/game in the air overall and has 31 passing scores so far. The Ravens have put up 245.7 pass yards per outing and have 16 total pass TDs.

Defensively, Tampa Bay has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 119.4 yards and throw for 285.2 yards per game. The Baltimore D has allowed 225.9 yards per game to opposing passers and 87.8 yards per game on the ground. The Ravens are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.42 to opponents, while the Buccaneers have allowed a 7.81 ANY/A.

Jackson has completed 47-of-80 passes for 562 yards, four TDs and three INTs. Jackson’s adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 5.19 for the season and 5.60 across his last two games. In the other locker room, Winston has put up 1,905 passing yards this year. He’s connected on 155-of-240 attempts with 12 passing touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Winston’s got a 5.81 ANY/A, including 5.64 over the last two outings.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Baltimore Ravens Betting Prediction

SU Winner: Ravens, ATS Winner: Buccaneers, O/U: Over

Team Betting Trends

  • The Baltimore defensive unit has sacked opposing quarterbacks 38 times this year. Tampa Bay has recorded 34 sacks.
  • Both offenses have lost seven fumbles this season.
  • The Buccaneers offense has registered 13 pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Ravens have accounted for five such plays.
  • The Tampa Bay defense has allowed five pass plays of 40 yards or more, while Baltimore has given up three such plays.
  • The Tampa Bay offense has created five rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Baltimore has created four such runs.
  • The Buccaneers defense has allowed 13 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Ravens have given up six such runs.
  • As a team, Tampa Bay has averaged 3.9 yards per carry over its past three outings and 4.2 over its last two.
  • Baltimore has averaged 4.9 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.6 over its past two.