- Aaron Rodgers and the Packers face Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in a Sunday matchup
- Tampa Bay are short home favorites in the Packers vs Buccaneers odds
- Check out the game insight and my best Packers vs Buccaneers betting pick below
The battle between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady has always been one of the best shows that an NFL fan can watch. Tom Brady is 4-1 all-time versus Aaron Rodgers but both always put on a performance for NFL fans around the country. Will Aaron Rodgers be able to take one against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers this weekend? Rodgers finds himself as a short road underdog in the Packers vs Buccaneers odds.
The NFC matchup is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th at 4:30 PM EST at Raymond James Stadium.
Packers vs Buccaneers Odds
|Packers||+100||+1.5 (-110)||O 42.0 (-110)|
|Buccaneers||-120||-1.5 (-110)||U 42.0 (-110)|
Odds as of September 23 at DraftKings Sportsbook
Green Bay Packers Betting Outlook
The Packers started the season off on the wrong foot when they were upset by the Vikings in a Week One divisional matchup. The Packers entered Week 1 as the favorite in the Packers vs Vikings odds but lost outright.
The questions began flowing. Is Rodgers going to struggle without Adams? Will the Packers lose the division to the Vikings this season? The Packers bounced back against the Bears in Week 2 and won and covered without a sweat.
But coming into Week 3, they will have their biggest test yet with facing the undefeated Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. With Godwin and Evans out, the Packers’ defense will have a lighter load than expected.
Aaron Jones: 13 forced missed tackles this week
Most in the NFL 🧀 pic.twitter.com/OKT1DetPlu
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) September 19, 2022
The Packers struggled to get drives started versus the Vikings, and it may have been due to the fact that they were playing a pass-first mentality on offense. Around 75% of their drives began with a pass play and they quickly fell in a hole on second down causing the offense to play catch up each series. In Week 2, they went to a run-first mentality, letting Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon thrive via the run game.
The Packers need to get back to their running game and give Aaron Jones the ball. When it is in his hands, the Packers will be in a good position to potentially upset Tom Brady.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting Outlook
Another year has come and gone, and Tom Brady is still an elite quarterback. He has many weapons on the Tampa Bay offense that makes his just job much easier than a lot of quarterbacks around the league. But regardless of his tools, Brady still manages to execute their offensive game plan to a T.
Whether it is attacking opposing defenses via the pass or run, the Bucs do it well. Leonard Fournette is having himself quite the season, averaging over 30 carries per game. This ground and pound type of offense has opened up Tampa Bay’s electric passing attack with weapons in Evans, Godwin, and Jones.
Bucs WR Chris Godwin is officially OUT Sunday against the Packers.
No Mike Evans, no Chris Godwin and we'll see on Julio Jones.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 23, 2022
Will the Packers be able to focus mostly on the running game versus this Bucs offense because of these missing pieces for Week 3? The total is listed at 41.5 in the Packers vs Buccaneers odds.
Packers vs Buccaneers Pick & Prediction
I expect both teams to focus heavily on the running game, which is why I’m taking the under at DraftKings Sportsbook.
-For Green Bay, let Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon handle majority of the workload versus this Buccaneers defense.
-For Tampa Bay, the motto of the weekend should be “Let Leonard Loose”, the first two weeks he has shown he can be used as a workhorse.
Best Picks: Under 42.0 (-110) 1 unit at DraftKings Sportsbook