Records: Tampa Bay 0-2, New England 2-0
Kick-off: 1 p.m. EST
Spread: New England by 8.5
Last meeting: New England 35, Tampa Bay 7
Passing: The Buccaneers are averaging 149 yards per game while New England is putting up 225.5 per game.
Rushing: Tampa Bay is averaging 112.5 yards per outing while the Patriots are averaging 106 yards per contest.
Passing yards against per game: The Buccaneers are averaging 255 yards against per outing while New England averages 169.5 yards against per game.
Rushing yards against per game: Tampa Bay is averaging 82.5 yards against per game; meanwhile the Patriots are averaging 132.5 yards against per outing.
Thoughts: The Buccaneers are coming off a loss to the New Orleans Saints while New England defeated the New York Jets last Thursday. I like the Pats to win this game but with the spread at eight and a hook, I’d take Tampa with the points as well as the over.
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