In this week 15 NFL preview between Bengals and Buccaneers, see who like to win the game and cover the spread.

Bengals vs Buccaneers Pick & Preview- NFL Week 15

Kickoff for this matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers is set for 4:25 PM ET. The game will be played in Tampa Bay, FL at Raymond James Stadium, with CBS carrying television coverage. Cincinnati comes into this non-conference contest, as the -3.5 road favorite.

Bengals vs Buccaneers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Where: Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium
  • Date: Sunday, December 18th
  • Betting Odds CIN -3.5, CIN -197 | TB +162 O/U 44.0

Can The Bengals Walk Out Of Raymond James Stadium With a Win?

This week, the Bengals will look to keep things rolling after picking up a 23-10 win over their division rival, the Cleveland Browns. Cincinnati also added an ATS win, with a point spread of -4.0. The team’s combined scoring of 33 points fell below the posted betting line of 47.

On the ground, Cincinnati finished with a yard per carry figure of 5, leading to a total of 136 yards. Joe Mixon led the team with 96 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

In the game, Joe Burrow completed 54.5% of his passes, leading to a total of 239 passing yards. Burrow finished the game by throwing for 2 touchdowns. Leading the way in the passing game was Ja’Marr Chase, as he accumulated 119 yards and hauled in a touchdown. As a team, Cincinnati ranks 4th in the number of pass yards per game, averaging 268.08 per game. This season, 56.18% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 8th in the NFL.

Can Tom Brady Help Lead The Buccaneers To A Win As The Home Underdogs?

This week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hoping to get back in the win column after falling 35-7 to the San Francisco 49ers. The loss was costly, as it came against an NFC opponent. Tampa Bay lost the game by more than anticipated, as the oddsmakers placed Tampa Bay as 3.5-point underdogs. Going into the game, the over-under total was set at 38 points, which the teams surpassed.

Tampa Bay ran the ball 19 times, finishing with 69 yards. Rachaad White led the team with 56 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

Against San Francisco, quarterback Tom Brady threw for a total of 253 yards and a passer rating of 63.7. Brady ended the game by throwing for 1 touchdown. Chris Godwin was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 54 yards and 5 catches. In terms of pass yards per game, on average, Tampa Bay is the 5th ranked team in the NFL. Thus far, 78.46% of their yards through the air, which is 1 in the NFL.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

Last year, the Bengals and Buccaneers did not play each other.

Over the last 5 matchups between Cincinnati and Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers have won 3 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 42.4 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 5-0-0. On average, the Bengals have averaged 18.4 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Tampa Bay at 24.0.

Across their 5 previous road games, Cincinnati has an ATS mark of 4-1. Their straight-up record in these matchups was 3-2-0 while averaging 23.4 points per game.

Tampa Bay has played well in their previous 5 home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 19.4 points per game while allowing 17.4. The team also performed well vs the spread at 1-3-1.

Bengals vs Buccaneers Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Buccaneers 3.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 44.0