The Cleveland Browns take a 2-3-1 record to Tampa to face the 2-3 Buccaneers in NFL Week 7 betting action. NFL oddsmakers have set the betting line favoring the Bucs by 4-points to beat the Browns.
Kick-off is at 1 PM ET on Sunday, October 21 live from the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Now let’s take a closer look at the betting line and find if there is a winning pick in this matchup.
Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Bucs Betting Line & Pick
What: NFL Week 7
Who: Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Bucs
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
When: 1 PM ET, Sunday, October 21st, 2018
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Tampa -4
Moneyline: Browns +170/Bucs -200
Should You Bet On The Browns?
Baker Mayfield and the Browns are coming off a 38-14 blowout home loss at the hands of the Chargers. It was a sharp contrast after a 12-9 win over the Ravens a week prior.
Has Mayfield already hit the rookie wall? Should you continue to bet on the Browns or is it time to cut bait? Is the -4 betting line enough to warrant an ATS bet backing Cleveland?
This week is an excellent test for Mayfield and the young Browns. Mayfield will have to rebound after the biggest loss of his career, professional and colligate. The good news is that the Browns face a Bucs’ defense that allows a league-worst 34.6 points per game.
Should You Bet On The Bucs?
The Bucs are an unbalanced team. Tampa Bay leads the league in passing at 368.4 yards per game yet are 2nd to last in rushing with 79.8 yards per game. Tampa is also a top 10 scoring team with 28.2 points scored per game, but the defense allows a league-worst 34.6 points per game.
The Buccaneers have given up 16 touchdown passes and five more on the ground. A deeper dive into the numbers shows that Tampa has allowed 0.542 points per play this season. That ranks dead last in the NFL.
Does all that add up to picking against the 4-point favored Bucs?
Last week was Jameis Winston’s first game of the 2018 season after a personal conduct suspension, fallout from a groping accusation by an Uber driver from a few years ago. What you saw from Winson and the offense in last week’s second half is what you should expect moving forward. The young QB completed 30 of 41 passes for 395 yards, 4 TDs, and 2 INTs. Winston is getting a feel for the game back.
Betting Pick Browns vs. Bucs NFL Week 7
A defense as bad as the Bucs is hard to trust as a favorite even at home. Plus Winston has lost 10 of his last 11 starts. Take the points and bet the Browns in this high-scoring affair.