The week 6 Packers at Buccaneers betting matchup is shaping up to be a good one with two hall-of-fame QBs squaring off. Aaron Rodgers and 4-0 Green Bay head to Tampa Bay to square off with Tom Brady and the 3-2 Bucs.
Both teams are well-rested, with Green Bay coming off the bye, and Tampa Bay not having played since last Thursday’s 20-19 loss to the Bears. The Packers are a -2 favorite on the road, and the betting total of 54.5 is already up 3 points from the 51.5 open as bettors are expecting a shootout between these two signal callers.
Green Bay Recharged and Reloaded
The Packers have started off the year 4-0, and also undefeated against the spread with every win coming by at least a TD. The offense has looked great, scoring at least 30 points in each game to rank #1 in the NFL at 38.0 ppg.
Aaron Rodgers has been his usual great self, if not better than ever. The Green Bay QB is completing 70.5% of his passes, and has 13 TD to 0 INT on the season. Rodgers has a 124.9 and a 147.5 QB rating the last two games, but of which were without the Packers’ top target Davante Adams. The Green Bay wideout is expected to return from a hamstring injury in Packers at Buccaneers, making Rodgers even more of a threat.
The Green Bay defense will be facing a Tampa Bay team that is also getting healthier, especially with the extra couple days off from playing on Thursday last week. WR Chris Godwin and RB Leonard Fournette are both probable after missing the last two, The Packers defense is a top 10 team against the rush however.
Buccaneers Looking for a Reboot
Tampa Bay looked like they had put things together, ratting off wins against Carolina (31-17), Denver (28-10), and the Chargers (38-31) following a season opening loss 34-23 loss to the Saints. All that momentum is pushed to the wayside a bit though after the 20-19 loss to the Bears last Thursday as -3.5 road favorites.
Khalil Mack got to Tom Brady twice last week, part of three sacks by Chicago. That does bode well for Green Bay, who is expected to get Kenny Clark back on the defensive line as well. Brady has still thrown 9 TD to just 1 INT the last three games, a majority of that time without one of his favorite targets in Godwin.
For all the hype around the Tampa Bay offense coming into Packers at Buccaneers betting, it’s their defense that could set the tone on Sunday afternoon. The Bucs gave up just 35 yards rushing to the Bears last week despite the loss, and are actually tops in the league against the run and 2nd in total yards. Aaron Jones has had a hard time getting going for Green Bay the last two, rushing for just 69 and 71 yards.
Packers at Buccaneers Betting Free Pick
Green Bay won’t get much of a rushing game going on Sunday afternoon, but that just means more attempts for Rogers. Green Bay is healthy, and Tampa Bay’s offensive line is a major weak point for the home team in this matchup.
Packers 34 – Buccaneers 27
Free Pick: Packers -2