Jon Gruden will have another shot at beating Tom Brady, when his Las Vegas Raiders take another one of his former teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home this coming Sunday. This game was originally scheduled for the primetime slot on Sunday, but has been moved back to an earlier time as a result of matters related to COVID-19. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Las Vegas Raiders Regular Season Week 7 Game on October 25, 2020
Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
When: Sunday, October 25, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NBC
Betting on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3)
Regular Season Record: 4-2
What was expected to be a back-and-forth battle turned out to be a one-sided affair in favor of Tom Brady and the Bucs in their game against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. The Bucs clobbered Aaron Rodgers in the pocket and made his life horrible on the field, as they sacked him four times and intercepted him twice, while not giving away any touchdowns to the future Hall of Famer. Bottling the highest-scoring team in the league speaks a lot about how big the potential of Tampa Bay’s defense is. The Bucs are now third in the league in sacks with 22. They also own the best total defense in the league that is allowing just 282.0 total yards per game. Conversely, Brady does not have many reasons to be worried about getting engulfed by defenders in the pocket this Sunday, as the Raiders only have seven sacks to date this season.
The under is 3-1 in the Bucs’ last four games overall.
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (+3)
Regular Season Record: 3-2
The Raiders will have the fresher legs this Sunday between them and the Bucs, as Las Vegas is coming off a bye in Week 6. Plus, they don’t have to hit the road, with this game set to be played in their home turf. The Raiders sent themselves into the bye on a high note, as they became the first, and still is the only, team to beat the Kansas City Chiefs. Derek Carr threw for three touchdowns with just an interception on 22-of-31 completions for 347 yards, while Josh Jacobs ran for 77 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Carr is having a resurgent season, as he’s leading the Raiders’ sixth-ranked offense in terms of scoring. The Raiders are averaging 30.2 points, thanks in part to them being excellent in extending drives. They are converting on 53.31 percent of their third downs, which is third-best in the NFL. Las Vegas’ defense also proved it can make stops for long stretches when it held Kansas City down to just eight points in the entire second half of their matchup.
The Raiders are 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games as the home team, dating back to last season.
The Raiders win, 26-23.
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