Prediction/Picks: Over 47
The spread and the moneyline for this game seem too “iffy” to touch at this point in the week. If Over/Under betting isn’t your thing, it would be recommended to take an “either/or” on the spread (either Tampa Bay at -3, or Indy at +3). The gut call says that Tampa Bay should be able to secure a victory at home this week, given Indianapolis’ injury situation ( T.Y. Hilton, Adam Vinatieri, and Chester Rodgers all out for Sunday’s game).
But the safe pick this week seems to be the Over/Under. According to Bovada, line detection was seen from the opening to closing totals numbers from 49.5 to 47. This is typically indicative of “bigger” money leaning toward the Over. Even though 2.5 points is a huge swing, this game looks like it will end up in a shootout between quarterbacks, so the Over is still safe here.
Can the Buccaneers make it three in a row for just the second time in Jameis Winston’s career and defeat the team Arians used to coach for? Can the Bucs’ young defense continue to show strides of improvement as they look to take on Brissett and the banged up Colts offense? We will have the answer in less than 30 hours.