The defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos will try to stay unbeaten when they visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL week 4. Kicks-off is on CBS this Sunday, October 2 at 4:05 PM ET, from the Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Florida.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2016
The Week 4 NFL line favors the Broncos by 3-points to beat the Bucs. Keep reading to find out of you should bet on Denver or back Tampa Bay. Happy hunting!
Denver Broncos Vs Tampa Bay Bucs Line, Pick & TV Info
The Broncos are gunning for back-to-back road wins and their ninth straight victory when if you include their Super Bowl run. On the flip side, the Buccaneers are hoping to get their first home victory to get back to .500.
What: Denver Broncos (3-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-2)
When: Sunday, October 2, 2016
Start Time: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Tampa, FL
Stadium: Raymond James Stadium
Spread: Broncos -3
Moneyline: Denver -160 vs Tampa Bay +140
Game Total: 44
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Denver vs Tampa Bay
Why Bet The Denver Broncos To Beat The Buccaneers Odds
The Denver Broncos are one of the five unbeaten teams in the NFL. They moved to 3-0 SU and ATS after beating the Bengals in Cincinnati by a 29-17 score last week. They average 28.0 points per game (4th) and allow 19.0 points per game (8th).
The Broncos average 242.7 passing yards per game (20th). Green QB Trevor Siemian (756 yards, 5 TDs & 3 INTs) is coming off his first win on the road. Siemian completed 23 of 35 passes for 312 yards, with four touchdowns, without interceptions. WR Demaryius Thomas (15 rec, 238 yards, 1 TD) had the game-winning touchdown against the Bengals. WR Emmanuel Sanders (17, 205 yards, 2 TDs) also had his best game of the season with nine catches, 117 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati.
Denver averages 111.3 rushing yards (14th) and C.J. Anderson leads the way with 203 yards and two touchdowns.
Denver has the 7th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 178.0 passing yards (4th) and 127.7 rushing yards (27th) per game. They have sacked quarterbacks 12 times this season (2nd). Brandon Marshall leads the Broncos with 19 tackles, Von Miller has five sacks and Chris Harris Jr. has five pass deflections.
Why Bet The Tampa Bay Buccaneers To Beat The Broncos Odds
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have dropped two in a row after opening the season with a win. They are 1-2 SU and ATS after losing 37-32 to the LA Rams in week 3. They average 23.3 points per game (16th) and allow 33.7 points per game (32nd).
The Bucs average 297.0 passing yards per game (6th). QB Jameis Winston (929 yards, 8 TDs & 6 INTs) had a good game against LA, but it wasn’t enough. He completed 36 of 58 passes for 405 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
WR Mike Evans (21 rec, 301 yards, 3 TDs) is the number one target for Winston. WR Adam Humphries (18 rec, 201 yards, 0 TDs) has helped keep offenses honest out of the sot.
The rush attack averages 86.0 per game (23rd). RB Charles Sims (26 car, 88 yards, 1 TD) will be the go-to guy for the next few weeks. RB Doug Martin (25 att, 85 yards, 0 TDs) will be sidelined a couple of weeks with a hamstring injury. This will be his second consecutive week on the sideline.
Tampa Bay has the 19th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 272.0 passing yards per game (20th) and 98.0 rushing yards per game (14th). They have recorded five sacks in three weeks (17th). Kwon Alexander leads the Buccaneers with 31 tackles, Lavonte David has one sack and Bradley McDougald has two pass deflections.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup
- Denver is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Tampa Bay is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- Tampa Bay is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- Tampa Bay is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games at home
- Tampa Bay is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games at home
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
There is no way the Broncos defense leaves the Sunshine state without a win.
My final score prediction is Denver 27, Tampa Bay 17.