Bills vs. Buccaneers 2021 NFL Week 14 Odds, Preview and Pick
The Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lock horns at the Raymond James Stadium. This clash features two dominant teams in the league right now. The Bills hold the second spot in the AFC East with a 7-5 record. They will try to improve on a 14-10 defeat in Week 13. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers are one of three teams with nine wins so far and aim to extend their winning streak to four games following a 30-17 victory over the Falcons.
NitroBetting shares a complete preview of the Bills vs. Buccaneers game essentials down below, including event info, team and player stats, and the latest NFL betting odds. Furthermore, we have betting trends and predictions that help you lock in on the best picks.
Bills vs. Buccaneers Game Information
- When: Sunday, December 12, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
- TV: CBS
- Radio: WGR 550 AM (Bills) / 92.9 FM The Game (Buccaneers)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Bills (+3.0) / Buccaneers (-3.0)
Why Bet on the Buffalo Bills?
The Bills are one of the best all-around teams in the league. They excel in both offense and defense. As a team, the side averages 28.0 points (fifth) and 16.3 opponent points (second) per game.
Head coach Sean McDermott favors the passing game over rushing. His team records 259.3 passing yards (eighth) per game. They also maintain a respectable ground game. The Bills averaged 116.7 rushing yards in 12 games played. Despite losing their most recent matchup against the Patriots, the Bulls were just 11 total yards behind their opponents, 240 vs 230 yards.
Defensively, the Bills produce good numbers as well. They lead the league in terms of limiting opponent passing yards. The team allows just 165.3 passing yards (first) per game. Additionally, the side puts up decent rushing defense. The Bills tolerate 107.1 opponent rushing yards (12th) per game.
Fullback Reggie Gilliam (ankle) is on the questionable list for Sunday’s game. He is joined by left defensive tackle Ed Oliver (chest) and right defensive tackle Star Lotulelei (toe).
Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
The Bucs will try to keep the momentum going following three 30-plus point victories in the past three weeks. The squad looks forward to having the support of their home crowd as they wrap things up with five games left on the calendar.
Tom Brady and company make up for one of the best offenses in the league right now. The Bucs average 31.4 points (first) and over 400 yards (second) per game. They might have one of the worst rushing statistics of any team at 92.6 rushing yards (25th) per game, but the team makes up for the deficit when it comes to passing. As a team, the hosts average 311.1 passing yards (first) in all 12 contests played this season.
Defensively, the Buccaneers set up one of, if not the sturdiest rushing defense right now. They restrain opponents to 84.3 rushing yards (second) per game with a 32.81% opponent rushing play success rate (first). The passing defense of the team is sub-par. They allow 248.4 opponent passing yards (20th) per game.
Antonio Brown faces adversity after a three-game suspension for the COVID-19 violation. Scotty Miller fills in for the wide receiver on Sunday afternoon. In addition, left guard Ali Marpet, center Ryan Jenson, nose tackle Vita Vea, right defensive end William Gholston, and free safety Jordan Whitehead are on the questionable list due to injury.
Bills vs. Buccaneers Betting Trends
- The Bills are 2-1 in the last three games (1-2 ATS).
- The Bills are 4-2 in the last six regular-season road games (4-2 ATS).
- The totals went over in four of the Bills’ last eight games.
- The Buccaneers are 3-1 in the last four games against the Bills (4-0 ATS).
- The Buccaneers are 8-2 in the last ten games at the Raymond James Stadium (8-2 ATS).
- The totals went under in five of the Buccaneers’ last seven games.
Bills vs. Buccaneers Expert Betting Predictions
Both are playoff contenders. However, the Buccaneers are the more consistent team of the two in recent weeks. This means they enter the contest as favorites. What weighs the team down is an abundance of injuries. Head coach Bruce Arians needs to work his way around the unavailable players to maintain the upper hand.
At the other end of the spectrum, the Bills’ loss to the Patriots was heavily reliant on the weather. It was a crucial loss in the division race and their postseason hopes. The visitors have to regain their confidence quickly if they want to pressure the Bucs. Nevertheless, they stand a good chance at covering the spread.
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