In Week 3 of the NFL preseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texas play their final game before heading into the regular season. The Texans host the game at the NRG Stadium on Saturday night. With two wins so far, the team looks forward to ending their preseason run with a three-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Bucs get their final shot at a win after falling to the Bengals in their opening game followed by a defeat to the Titans last week.
With that, NitroBetting brings you the latest Buccaneers vs. Texans game preview, throwing light on essential details. Right below, you will find event information, key team, and player data, combined with timely betting trends and our very own expert betting predictions. Don’t forget to check out the latest 2021 NFL Preseason odds at out online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans Game Information
- When: Saturday, August 28, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
- TV: CBS, Fox, NBC
- Radio: 98Rock (Bucs) / Sports Radio 610 (Texans)
- Live Stream:NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-189) / Houston Texans (+156)
Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
After finishing the 2020 season with a Super Bowl win, we expect more from the team despite Tampa Bay struggling in the preseason. This time around, the Buccaneers will try to break the spell and bounce back from a tough 34-3 loss to the Tennessee Titans. Kyle Trask led his team with 131 yards on 13-of-26 passing with two interceptions, while Ke’Shawn Vaughn took charge on the ground with 18 rushing yards on 9 carries. Tanner Hudson topped the receiving side with a team-high record of 74 yards on 6 catches, followed by Cyril Grayson who added another 54 yards and four catches.
Viewing the defense, Grant Stuard, Javon Hagan, and Dee Delaney stayed active on the field with six tackles each. Stuard had six solo tackles and was one of three who registered a sack together with Joe Tryon and Patrick O’Connor. While the squad stayed active on defense, their efforts weren’t enough to stop the Titans. And if they want to get past the Texans on Saturday, we have to see the Buccaneers work more on both ends.
Why Bet on the Houston Texans?
The Houston Texans look unstoppable as they come from a 20-14 win over the Dallas Cowboys last weekend. Davis Mills worked his magic and threw for 115 yards on 10-of-16 passing with the help of Mark Ingram II who rushed for 24 yards and a touchdown.
The game also highlighted the team’s versatility after backup quarterback Jeff Driskel listed down 23 rushing yards. Chris Moore led his team with two catches for 33 yards while Jordan Veasley collected 30 yards on two receptions. Keke Coutee was right behind the two with 29 yards on two catches.
Terrence Brooks took the defensive lead and gave the Texans eight tackles and a team-high six solo tackles. He was instrumental in the team’s victory, denying the Cowboys several chances to gain more yards. Tremon Smith and Garret Wallow each had five solo tackles, and Charles Omenihu recorded a pair of sacks. Furthermore, Roy Lopez, DeMarcus Walker, and Jacob Martin played solid roles, logging one sack each. This weekend, we anticipate the Texans’ defense to give the Bucs a tougher challenge.
Buccaneers vs. Texans Betting Trends
- The Buccaneers are 5-0 in their last 5 away games.
- The Buccaneers are 3-2 against the spread in their last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone under in 2 of the Buccaneers’ last 5 games.
- The Texans are 1-4 in their last 5 home games.
- The Texans are 2-3 against the spread in their last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone over in 2 of the Texans’ last 5 games.
Buccaneers vs. Texans Expert Betting Predictions
Despite previous preseason results, the advantage still goes to the Buccaneers in this game. If coach Bruce Arians puts more of his starters in the game and gives second and third-stringers less playing time, there’s a good chance that they take this game on the road. However, we cannot discount the fact that the Texans are playing well, at least in the preseason.
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