The NFL schedule makers did a good job with this one. In the game of the week, and possibly the year, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be taking on the New England Patriots. However, except for NFL betting purposes, the teams playing have faded into the background, since this matchup feels like it is Tom Brady vs Bill Belichick. While one team is significantly more talented than the other, this will be must-watch television.
Buccaneers vs Patriots SNF Week 4 NFL Betting Preview and Stream
NFL Regular Season — Week 4 Sunday Night Football
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1, 0-1 Away) vs. New England Patriots (1-2, 0-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Time: 8:20 p.m. EST
Venue: Gillette Stadium — Foxboro, MA
Coverage: Click here for the stream
Tom Brady is back in Foxboro, but this time he is in the visiting locker room. Fresh off a loss to the Los Angeles Rams, you can bet this Buccaneers team will be out for blood. We even had some drama between the coaches this week, so the storylines will be at an all-time high. While Brady is coming back to his old stomping grounds, tight end Rob Gronkowski will not be on the field, due to a rib injury. Still, Tampa is loaded with plenty of receiving weapons to fill the void.
On the other side, this Patriots team is not where Belichick would like them to be this Sunday. The offensive line hasn’t been great, and rookie Mac Jones has certainly looked like a rookie. However, with the tough Tampa run defense in town, the pressure to win the game will be on Jones’ arm. If he can protect the football and get in a rhythm, it’s possible Belichick could create a bit of magic on Sunday Night Football.
Buccaneers vs Patriots Odds & Spread
Moneyline: TB: (-270) | NE: (+220)
Spread: TB: -6.5 (-110) | NE: +6.5 (-110)
Total: 48.5 — Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
Public (Spread) Betting via Action Network: TB: (83%) | NE: (17%)
Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI: TB: (+650) | NE: (+5000)
Buccaneers vs Patriots NFL Betting Trends
– Tampa Bay is 1-2 against the spread (ATS) this season.
– The Over is 3-0 for the Buccaneers this season.
– New England is 1-2 ATS this season.
– The Over is 0-3 for the Patriots this season.
Buccaneers vs Patriots Stats
– Tampa Bay is averaging 34.3 points per game (PPG) this season (T-No. 1 in the NFL).
– Tampa Bay is surrendering 29.3 PPG this season (No. 28 in the NFL).
– New England is averaging 18.0 PPG this season (No. 27 in the NFL).
– New England is surrendering 17.0 PPG this season (No. 5 in the NFL).
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Buccaneers vs Patriots Prediction
The Buccaneers vs Patriots NFL betting prediction uses the ESPN Football Power Index.