Bengals vs Buccaneers Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 15 (Tampa Bay's Offensive Downfall Continues)

Larry Rupp
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game.
Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game. / AP Photos/Emilee Chinn
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Bengals vs Buccaneers Week 15 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 15
Cincinnati Bengals (9-4, 4-3 Away) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7, 4-3 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, FL
Coverage: CBS

The Cincinnati Bengals will look to extend their winning streak to six games when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15 NFL action. The Bengals defeated the Cleveland Browns, 23-10, on Sunday. Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase impressed with 119 yards and 1 touchdown on 10 catches.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers were picked apart in a deflating 35-7 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 14. Tampa Bay's defense was torched for 404 yards, while the offense scored on just one of its 11 possessions. Quarterback Tom Brady's 2 interceptions gave the 49ers a major advantage, too.

Bengals vs Buccaneers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CIN: (-198) | TB: (+166)
Spread: CIN: -3.5 (-110) | TB: +3.5 (-110)
Total: 43.5 — Over: (-118) | Under: (-104)

The Bengals enter this contest as small road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:25 p.m. ET clash also features one of the lower totals on the Week 15 slate at 43.5 points.

Bengals vs Buccaneers Prediction & Pick

Each of these teams have something massive to play for in Week 15. Cincinnati is tied atop the AFC North with the Baltimore Ravens, while the Buccaneers sit just 1.0 game up in the NFC South. I'm going to back the Bengals to earn a crucial win because of their overwhelming offensive attack.

Cincinnati is putting up 25.8 points per game this year (No. 7 in NFL) and averaging 6.1 yards per play over the last three weeks (No. 5 in NFL). The likes of Chase and Tee Higgins should have no trouble getting open against a Tampa Bay secondary that allowed 11.5 yards per completion in Week 14.

Tampa Bay is also 0-5 straight up in its last five games against an AFC North opponent, so give me Cincinnati.

Final Score Prediction: Bengals: 24 | Buccaneers: 17

Bengals vs Buccaneers Betting Trends

- Cincinnati is 10-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 away games.
- The total has hit the under in 13 of Cincinnati's last 18 games.
- Tampa Bay is 6-2 straight up in its last eight games against Cincinnati.
- The total has hit the under in four of Tampa Bay's last five games.

Bengals vs Buccaneers Best Bet

There's no denying that Tampa Bay's offensive strategy has been a mess this season. The Bucs rank 28th in points per game (17.2), 21st in red zone scoring percentage (51.4%) and 18th in yards per game (338.6). Brady is struggling to lead efficient scoring drives no matter what defense is out there.

The Buccaneers have failed to score at least 20 points in each of their last three games and in eight of their 13 games overall. The Bengals have allowed less than 20 points in two of their last three games this season and in seven of their last 12 games against Tampa Bay. They'll get the job done.

Bet: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Total Points Under 20 (-108)

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