The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one more chance to get a win before the 2021 NFL regular season. The Houston Texans will look to deny the Bucs of that, as they host Tom Brady and company at NRG Stadium in Week 3 of the preseason. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Houston Texans Preseason Week 3 Game on August 28, 2021
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston
When: Saturday, August 28, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-4)
Regular Season Record: 0-2
It’s just the preseason. There’s no need for Tampa Bay fans to vent their frustrations on social media even though their team is 0-2, so far. After losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1 of the preseason, 19-14, the defending Super Bowl champions got walloped by the Tennessee Titans in Week 2, 34-3. That’s not surprising at all, given Bruce Arians’ decision to rest all but two of his starters. Among the two starters on the field in that game was tight end OJ Howard, who is still working his way back to game shape. Howard caught three of six targets for 24 receiving yards. The Bucs might let him go all out again this week to help his conditioning in time of the regular season. The expected absence of Tom Brady against the Texans will put a limit on the Bucs’ offense, but there should be weak points to exploit on Houston’s defense that allowed 308 total yards in Week 2 of the preseason.
The under is 4-1 in the Bucaaners’ last five preseason games.
Betting on the Houston Texans (+4)
Regular Season Record: 2-0
Houston’s chances of making the playoffs, let alone win the Super Bowl, this coming season is slim, to say the least. But the Texans are a different animal in the preseason. They defeated the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 of the preseason, 26-7, then took down the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2, 20-14. The Texans’ success so far is mostly because of their suffocating defense that has already forced a total of seven turnovers in the preseason. Against the Cowboys, Houston recovered a Dallas fumble and recorded three picks. Houston was only 0 of 10 on third downs but the team’s defense made sure to get the ball back as quickly as possible to the Texans’ possession. The offense of the Texans can still look forward to some deep threats in the likes of Chris Moore, Jordan Veasy, and Keke Coutee, who each had an average receiving yards of 14.5 in Week 2.
The Texans are 2-0 against the spread in their last two preseason games.
The Buccaneers win, 14-13.
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