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Buccaneers vs Steelers Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for NFL Week 6 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Pittsburgh Steelers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 6.
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Buccaneers vs Steelers Week 6 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-2, 2-0 Away) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-4, 0-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Venue: Acrisure Stadium — Pittsburgh, PA
Coverage: FOX

Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season includes a showdown between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bucs finally snapped a two-game losing skid last week with a 21-15 win over the Atlanta Falcons, led by running back Leonard Fournette's two-touchdown day.

Meanwhile, the Steelers are eyeing a performance that'll help them forget about their 38-3 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. There wasn't much for Pittsburgh fans to celebrate in the loss, which saw the Steelers give up 552 total yards while only making the Bills punt the ball twice.

Buccaneers vs Steelers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: TB: (-400) | PIT: (+315)
Spread: TB: -8.5 (-110) | PIT: +8.5 (-110)
Total: 43.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Buccaneers enter this contest as major road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 43.5, which is average compared to the projected Week 6 totals.

Buccaneers vs Steelers Prediction & Pick

It doesn't matter if it's Mitchell Trubisky or Kenny Pickett under center: the Steelers just don't look good this season — especially on offense. Pittsburgh only averages 15.4 points (third-worst) and 295.8 total yards (fifth-worst) per game, whereas Tampa Bay's defense ranks sixth-best in both of those categories.

Including the playoffs, Tom Brady is an impressive 12-3 in 15 all-time matchups against the Steelers. While this is his first time facing them as a Buccaneer, it was only three years ago that Brady torched Pittsburgh to the tune of 341 passing yards and three TDs.

Brady's wideouts are only getting healthier as the days go by. Judging by how bad the Steelers have looked on both sides of the ball, expect the Buccaneers to make examples out of them.

Final Score Prediction: Buccaneers: 30 | Steelers: 10

Buccaneers vs Steelers Betting Trends

- Tampa Bay is 11-4 straight up in its last 15 games.
- Pittsburgh is 0-7 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games against the NFC.
- The total has hit the under in four of Tampa Bay's last five games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Pittsburgh's last six games.

Buccaneers vs Steelers Best Bet

A 43.5-point total may not seem huge, but I opting for the under here. Both sides have experienced the under more often than not this season and after the Steelers were shut down by the Bills' defense, I don't see them playing much better against Tampa Bay's stout unit.

Even with the Bucs doing most of the heavy lifting, I don't think it'll be good enough. Stick with the under here.

Bet: Under 43.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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