Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 13 Betting Odds

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Week 13 Odds

Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Betting

Any hope of Tampa Bay winning the NFC South evaporated with the Buccaneers’ loss to Kansas City on Sunday. The Buccaneers are now 7-5 and 2.5 games behind the New Orleans Saints in the NFC South race, essentially ensuring that they will be a Wild Card team if they make it to the playoffs. Getting to the postseason is no longer the formality it once was though. Tampa Bay has now lost three of its last four games, and a loss to Minnesota after the bye week would be disastrous as the Bucs would lose head-to-head tiebreakers with both 5-6 Chicago and 5-6 Minnesota.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 13 Odds


Tampa Bay Buccaneers Week 13 Matchup

There are a lot of questions for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers headed into the bye week. Tom Brady is having one of the worst years of his long career. He is on pace to throw more interceptions than in any other season in his career, and that would make him the fifth Bruce Arians quarterback to do that. Brady has tossed 11 interceptions in 12 games, and he is averaging just 7.0 YPA.

It’s clear that he and Arians aren’t vibing as well as hoped. Arians asks quarterbacks to read defenses after the snap, and that’s something Brady never did in New England. Brady made a lot of pre-snap reads in order to get the ball out quickly, so this offense might install some adjustments during the bye week.

This offensive line will benefit from the time off as left guard Ali Marpet and left tackle Donovan Smith are both banged up. Marpet missed three games before this past week due to a concussion, while Smith has been dealing with an ankle injury. Rookie right tackle Tristan Wirfs has been excellent, and he has been well worth a first-round pick. Wirfs is currently the highest graded rookie offensive lineman by Pro Football Focus.

Tampa Bay has a ton of talent at the skill positions. The Buccaneers have one of the league’s best red zone weapons in Mike Evans (48 receptions for 613 yards and 11 touchdowns), and Chris Godwin is healthy once more. Rob Gronkowski is starting to look like the playmaking tight end of old too.

Ronald Jones II is running the ball well (5.1 YPC), but Jones and Leonard Fournette have both really struggled to catch the ball out of the backfield. The two running backs have combined for 14 dropped passes this year, and that’s twice as many drops as any other running back tandem in the NFL. Brady used to love targeting James White out of the backfield, so that has taken something away from this offense.

Defensively, the Buccaneers have done a pretty good job. The run defense is one of the best in the league, even with Vita Vea on season-ending injured reserve. They are allowing a league best 3.3 YPC and 74.2 YPG, but the young secondary has had some issues in recent weeks.

Opponents are completing 69.7 percent of passes against this defense, and the Buccaneers are surrendering 255.8 YPG through the air. Carlton Davis has not looked as strong in single coverage, and rookie Jamel Dean is having a rough time defending in the slot as teams get film on him. The defensive line helps out a lot though as Jason Pierre-Paul, Devin White, and Shaq Barrett have combined for 19.5 sacks.

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Tyreek Hill had a career day against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Hill caught 13 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-24 Chiefs’ victory that was a lot more dominant than the final score indicated. The ‘Cheetah’ torched Carlton Davis in man-to-man coverage during the first quarter with 203 yards and two scores in the first 15 minutes.

Kansas City took a 27-10 lead into the fourth quarter before Tampa Bay came back to cover the spread. Brady ended the day with 345 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions, as Rob Gronkowski had his first 100-yard game in Tampa Bay. Chris Godwin nearly surpassed 100 yards, while Mike Evans caught two touchdown passes.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule & Results

Week 1 at New Orleans Saints L 23-34 0-1
Week 2 vs Carolina Panthers W 31-17 1-1
Week 3 at Denver Broncos W 28-10 2-1
Week 4 vs Los Angeles Chargers W 38-31 3-1
Week 5 at Chicago Bears L 19-20 3-2
Week 6 vs Green Bay Packers W 38-10 4-2
Week 7 at Las Vegas Raiders W 45-20 5-2
Week 8 at New York Giants W 25-23 6-2
Week 9 vs New Orleans Saints L 3-38 6-3
Week 10 at Carolina Panthers W 46-23 7-3
Week 11 vs Los Angeles Rams L 24-27 7-4
Week 12 vs Kansas City Chiefs L 24-27 7-5
Week 13 BYE WEEK
Week 14 vs Minnesota Vikings Sun, Dec 13 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 15 at Atlanta Falcons Sun, Dec 20 1:00 PM (FOX)
Week 16 at Detroit Lions Sun, Dec 27 TBD
Week 17 vs Atlanta Falcons Sun, Jan 3 1:00 PM (FOX)
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Buccaneers Past Seasons (2000)

2019 7-9 None
2018 5-11 None
2017 5-11 None
2016 9-7 None
2015 6-10 None
2014 2-14 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 7-9 None
2011 4-12 None
2010 10-6 None
2009 3-13 None
2008 9-7 None
2007 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2006 4-12 None
2005 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2004 5-11 None
2003 7-9 None
2002 12-4 Won Super Bowl
2001 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
2000 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round

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