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Buccaneers vs Patriots Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 4

by Allyson ParkOctober 1, 2021
  • Mac Jones’ performance has left a lot to be desired
  • Tampa Bay coming into this one after losing to Rams
  • Can Patriots rise to the challenge as underdogs?

In the fourth week of the NFL preseason, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots. The kickoff is set for 8:20 pm.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope to make their record 3-1, as they are just coming off of their first loss of the season, a considerable 24-34 to the Los Angeles Rams. The Patriots are looking to get their second win of the season, as they are entering this game following a 13-28 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: TB -6.5 (-115) | NE +6.5 (-105)
  • MoneyLine: TB (-280) | NE (+225)
  • Total: 49.0 — Over (-110) | Under (-110)

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Buccaneers vs Patriots Prediction: Spread

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently 6.5 point favorites for this game, and due to the offensive mishaps of the Patriots and the fall of Mac Jones, I think they will struggle to put points on the board. The Buccaneers should be able to cover the spread at 6.5 points.

  • Free Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -6.5

Buccaneers vs Patriots Prediction: MoneyLine

This is a huge game, as it will be the first time since leaving New England that Tom Brady faces the Patriots and Bill Belichick. I don’t think I’m surprising anyone when I say that I’m taking the Bucs to win this Week 4 game, as this is Brady’s time for revenge.

Even though the Bucs are entering this game off the heel of their first loss of the season, they are moneyline favorites to win this game with the NFL’s top-scoring offense and top-5 run defense.

Mac Jones has been struggling offensively as of late, especially with deep throws, so if the Bucs’ defensive line can put enough pressure on him, the chances that he will freak out and make impulsive and poor decisions are high.

Despite struggling initially, Brady still put up impressive numbers on Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Belichick will certainly have to worry about Brady, but he probably won’t rely on his defense if he hopes to win. Mac Jones is key if the Patriots want to best the team of their former franchise quarterback.

Jones hasn’t exactly been playing great. He threw three interceptions in Sunday’s loss to the and attempted only 51 passes. Chances are he won’t fare well at all against the Buccaneers’ defense. As a whole, the Patriots’ offense hasn’t been playing well either, averaging 18 points per game this season.

When it comes right down to it, Tom Brady is winning this game. He wants revenge, and he is going to get it. Bet the Buccaneers to win this game.

  • Free Prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers -280

Buccaneers vs Patriots Prediction: Total

The total for this game is currently at 49 points. Since the Patriots’ offense has been struggling with scoring points and the Buccaneers’ defense has been doing a good job of stopping the running game, I think this will be a low-scoring game for the Patriots. If both teams don’t put up a lot of points, then there is no way that they will hit the over for this game. I would bet the under.

  • Free Prediction: Under -110

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About The Author
Allyson Park
Allyson Park is a sports writer and media content creator at Knup Solutions. She covers a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. She is currently a student at Virginia Tech majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. Her favorite sports to watch are NFL football and women's soccer. After graduating, she hopes to enter the sports journalism industry and provide a unique angle and perspective on sports as a woman of color.