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Buccaneers favored to top former head coach Jon Gruden and his Las Vegas Raiders

Looking to stack wins, the smart money is on Tampa Bay

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With a convincing win over the Green Bay Packers some might expect the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to head into their Week 7 match-up against the Las Vegas Raiders as big favorites for Sunday Night Football.

However, when you consider the Raiders are hosting the contest and are coming off a big win over the Kansas City Chiefs themselves, it’s a little easier to understand why the odds favor the Bucs. Though with a spread that opened at 2.5 points and has since moved ever so slightly to four, it’s certainly not by a whole lot.

Tampa Bay hasn’t been the friendliest team thus far in 2020 when it comes to betting, getting just a C+ up to this point: despite their four wins, they’re 3-3 against the spread thus far and can go either way when it comes to the Over/Under. However, if your money is on a Bucs win, then you have the odds in your favor it would seem.

Tampa Bay is outscoring opponents this season by an average of 9.5 points per game through six while the Raiders are actually surrendering .2 points per game more than they’re scoring despite their 3-2 record.

On Wednesday the Raiders were forced to place offensive tackle Trent Brown on the Reserve/Covid-19 list, eliminating him from playing this Sunday night against the Buccaneers. On top of the continued rehabilitation efforts of Richie Incognito who was recently activated from injured reserves, the Las Vegas offensive line is likely to be missing two big pieces facing this extremely aggressive Buccaneers pass rush.

Keep an eye on how the news impacts the betting lines, and how it impacts the number of bets being placed in favor of the Bucs who currently sit at 74% of bettors taking them and the four-point line, to win in Week 7 over the Las Vegas Raiders.