Ravens vs. Buccaneers 2022 NFL Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick
A bitter NFC North rivalry will be revisited this week as the Cleveland Browns take on the Baltimore Ravens for the first of two meetings this season. The Browns have been on quite a skid but the Ravens have not been as impressive as many thought they’d be after six weeks of play. Who’ll emerge victorious from M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday afternoon?
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Ravens vs. Buccaneers Game Information
- When: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 8:15 PM ET
- Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
- TV: Amazon Prime Video
- Radio: 106.7 FM (Ravens) // 560 WQAM (Buccaneers)
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Odds: Ravens (-1) // Buccaneers (+1)
Why Bet on the Baltimore Ravens?
The Ravens lead the all-time regular-season series between the two clubs, 4-2, including wins in each of the past four. In their last meeting, Week 15 of the 2018 season, Baltimore earned a 20-12 victory over Tampa Bay as running back Gus Edwards rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown. Current Bucs QB Tom Brady was still with New England then.
Baltimore (4-3) has alternated wins and losses all season and comes off a 23-20 win over Cleveland on Sunday. Gus Edwards, who hadn’t played this season off injury, rushed for 66 yards and two scores. Making his long-awaited return from an ACL injury that ended his 2021 season, Edward’s emerged as the Ravens’ lead back and should have a few more games in that role with J.K. Dobbins (knee) currently on injured reserve.
Lamar Jackson completed 9-of-16 pass attempts for 120 yards, adding 10 rushes for 59 yards. The Ravens fully committed to an offense centered on Edwards and the team’s running game. The Ravens had a lowly pass rate against Cleveland of 30 percent.
Jackson leads all quarterbacks with 510 rushing yards this season and he joined Cam Newton as the only quarterbacks ever with at least 500 rushing yards in each of their first five seasons. With 57 rushing yards on Thursday, Jackson will surpass Hall of Famer Steve Young (4,239 career rushing yards) for the fifth-most rushing yards ever by a quarterback. Tampa Bay has already run up against the other MVPs of the last four seasons – Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (2018) and Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers (2020 and 2021) this year. Jackson won it in 2019.
Pro Bowl tight Mark Andrews did not record a reception on Sunday. Jackson said the Browns were “scheming up to take away” Andrews, who also is battling through injury.
“Two guys (were) guarding Mark sometimes,” Jackson said. “That’s just what they did. And like I said, we only threw the ball 16 times. Some plays won’t go to him. It went to other guys.”
Andrews enters Week 8 ranked second among all tight ends in receptions (39), receiving yards (455) and touchdown catches (five) this season. He has recorded a touchdown reception in each of his three career Thursday games and he aims for his fifth in a row in primetime with a touchdown catch.
Why Bet on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
The struggling Bucs were upset for a second straight game Sunday, 21-3 at Carolina. Despite dropping to 3-4, the Buccaneers are tied for first place in the NFC South with Atlanta and hold a head-to-head tiebreaker.
Tom Brady completed 32-of-49 passes for 290 scoreless yards. Brady left about 150 yards of dropped or slightly overthrown Mike Evans passes on the field. Brady had an extremely low time to throw and mixed in plenty of screens, and in its biggest moments, Tampa’s offense came up flat. They turned it over on downs twice inside the Carolina 30 and added a field-goal attempt down 14-0 in the fourth quarter to avoid a shutout.
Personnel changes on offense, particularly on the O-Line, and persistent injuries to the receiving corps were areas of concern but the passing game is taking longer to find a consistent and productive identity than expected.
In 16 career Thursday starts, Brady has totaled 4,779 passing yards (298.7 per game) and 39 touchdowns (35 passing, four rushing) against nine interceptions for a 103.9 rating.
One of Brady’s top receivers, Russell Gage, left with a hamstring injury and is expected to miss Thursday. So is safety Antoine Winfield due to a concussion suffered vs. Carolina. Winfield is arguably one of the Bucs’ best defensive players. After starting as a safety and moonlighting as a nickelback last year, he has made almost a full-time transition to the role but still lines up as a safety about 30% of the time, giving the Bucs greater ability to disguise their coverages. The Buccaneers could have a hard time keeping the Ravens in check without Winfield, given Lamar Jackson’s willingness to challenge downfield.
Ravens vs. Buccaneers Betting Trends
- Ravens are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
- Ravens are 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
- The total went under in 4 of Baltimore’s last 5 games.
- Buccaneers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games.
- Buccaneers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- The total went under in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games.
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