The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are favored at home against the Green Bay Packers
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just suffered an ugly loss to the Chicago Bears last week at Soldier Field, but that hasn’t stopped Vegas from giving them major love moving forward.
The Buccaneers (3-2) are set to take on the undefeated Green Bay Packers this Sunday in Raymond James Stadium and opened up as the favorites.
According to The Athletic’s Matt Schneidman, the Buccaneers are listed as 2.5-point favorites over the Packers.
There’s no reason the Buccaneers should be the favorites over the Packers
Let’s be honest here. Even the most avid Bucs fan should be able to see that there’s no reason this team should be favored over the Packers.
In many ways, it’s just ridiculous to read something like that after what we’ve seen from the two teams to this point in the season.
The Packers are led by Aaron Rodgers, who is playing at an extremely high level. Green Bay has scored at least 30 points in every game this season and, as far as common opponents go: The Packers beat the Saints on the road while the Bucs lost to the Saints to open up the season.
The last time we saw the Bucs, they were struggling to score points against the Chicago Bears- who aren’t expected to even really compete with the Packers for the division.
While the Packers do have some deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball that the Bucs might be able to take advantage of, the truth of the matter is that the Packers have just looked like the better team to this point in the season.
That doesn’t mean that the Buccaneers won’t win the game or won’t be able to compete, but as far as the spread goes, there’s no reason Tampa should be the favorite heading into the matchup.