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Ravens vs Buccaneers Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Thursday Night Football (Look for Jackson to Out-Duel Brady)

Devon Platana
Baltimore Ravens vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL Week 8.
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Ravens vs Buccaneers Week 8 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season Game
Baltimore Ravens (4-3, 2-1 Away) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4, 1-2 Home)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Venue: Raymond James Stadium — Tampa, FL
Coverage: Prime Video

Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season includes a Thursday Night Football showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Ravens continue alternating between wins and losses, having picked up a 23-20 victory against the rival Cleveland Browns last week.

Meanwhile, the Buccaneers' downfall only worsened with a 21-3 loss to the lowly Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Tampa Bay's offense went an abysmal 2-of-12 on third-down conversions while only averaging 4.9 yards on 66 plays.

Ravens vs Buccaneers Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: BAL: (-120) | TB: (+102)
Spread: BAL: -1.5 (-110) | TB: +1.5 (-110)
Total: 45.5 —Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)

The Ravens enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's updated odds. This TNF clash also features a total of 45.5, which is high compared to the other Week 8 totals.

Ravens vs Buccaneers Prediction & Pick

There's no way around it: the Buccaneers look awful right now. Going 1-4 in their last five games is one thing, but picking up back-to-back losses against the Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers is downright embarrassing.

The Ravens haven't been perfect this year, but at least they still average the sixth-most points this season. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers' 17.7 points per game are tied for fifth-worst in the NFL and have actually worsened to 14.0 PPG over the last three weeks.

Even with Baltimore giving up the seventh-most passing yards this season, I don't think that Tampa Bay is good enough to take advantage of the situation. The entire offense is a mess right now and until things turn around, it's too difficult to trust the Buccaneers from a betting perspective.

Final Score Prediction: Ravens: 21 | Buccaneers: 16

Ravens vs Buccaneers Betting Trends

- Baltimore is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 games against Tampa Bay.
- Tampa Bay is 0-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last five games.
- The total has hit the under in 13 of Baltimore's last 18 road games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Tampa Bay's last seven games against Baltimore.

Ravens vs Buccaneers Best Bet

On top of the Buccaneers being awful as of late, they're also 0-5 against the spread in their last five games. The Ravens aren't much better (1-4-1 ATS in the last six), but I do like their chances of winning by at least two points — especially after how bad Tampa Bay's offense has performed.

I'll take the Ravens covering the 1.5-point spread on Thursday.

Bet: Ravens -1.5 (-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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