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Buccaneers vs Cardinals Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16
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Buccaneers vs Cardinals Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16

by USA WagerDecember 20, 2022

Check out our free Buccaneers vs Cardinals prediction for the NFL week 16 game in Glendale. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Buccaneers vs Cardinals Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 16

On Sunday, December 25th, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to take on the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. The two NFC teams will kick things off at 8:20 PM ET, and will be televised on NBC.

Heading into Sunday’s game, Tampa Bay is a strong favorite to come away with the win. But, can Arizona take advantage of playing at home and pull off the upset? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Buccaneers vs Cardinals prediction.

  • Spread: TB -6.0 | ARI +6.0
  • MoneyLine: TB -250 | ARI +202
  • Total: 41.0

Buccaneers vs Cardinals Prediction: Spread

Heading into this week 16 contest vs Arizona, the Buccaneers have an overall record of 6-8. This includes going 6-3 in the NFC. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -2.93 points per game. So far, the Buccaneers have been favored in 12 of their 14 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -5.

Through their last 5 road games, Tampa Bay has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4-0 while averaging 13.0 points per game. Spanning across their last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Buccaneers have gone 1-3-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-2.

Heading into this week 16 contest vs Tampa Bay, the Cardinals have an overall record of 4-10. This includes going 3-6 in the NFC. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -5.71 points per game. So far, the Cardinals have been favored in 11 of their 14 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 4.

Although Arizona has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last 5 home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 22.0 points per game in these games. Arizona heads into this matchup with a 2-3 record vs the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog. The team went 1-4 straight up in these matchups.

If looking to place a wager on the spread for this game, we recommend taking the Cardinals to cover the spread vs Tampa Bay. Look for the team’s ground game to come to life in week 16. Even though Arizona is ranked just 20th in rush yards per game, this looks to be a favorable matchup for the unit.

Free Spread Prediction: Arizona Cardinals 6.0

Buccaneers vs Cardinals Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Buccaneers have an over-under record of 4-10. The team’s over-under record has come while averaging just 17.64 points per game, placing them 28th in the league. However, the Tampa Bay defense has made things difficult for their opponents, giving up just 20.57 points per contest. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Cardinals have an over-under record of 8-5-1. This season, the Cardinals are averaging 20.86 points per contest, placing them 18th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 32nd in points allowed per game.

In this week’s matchup, we see the Buccaneers and Cardinals combining for 32 points, leading us to recommend taking the under.

Free Total Prediction: Under 41.0

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