Thursday Night Football odds, spread, line: Ravens vs. Buccaneers predictions, NFL picks by Baltimore pundit

Week 8 of the NFL schedule begins when the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday Night Football at Raymond James Stadium. Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (3-4) have lost four of their last five games, but are still tied for the lead in the NFC South with the Falcons. The Ravens (4-3) will be looking to beat Tampa Bay for the fifth straight time and are tied with the Bengals for first place in the AFC North.

Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. ET. Tampa Bay is a two-point favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Ravens vs Buccaneers odds, while the over/under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks it will score, is 46. Before making Buccaneers vs Ravens picks or Week 8 Predictions, you need to see the best NFL betting and analysis from SportsLine’s top Ravens expert, expert Mike Tierney.

A veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Mike Tierney covered the NFL for decades and reported on seven Super Bowls. He entered the 2022 NFL season 232-204-10 ATS since the start of the 2018 season. He’s also an incredible 34-14-2 on his last 50 NFL picks involving the Ravens, netting $1,850 .

Now Tierney has his sights set on the Ravens against the Buccaneers and has just locked in his picks and Week 8 NFL predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see its picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Bucs vs. Ravens:

  • Ravens vs. Buccaneers spread: Tampa Bay -2
  • Ravens vs. Buccaneers over/under: 46 points
  • Silver line Ravens vs Buccaneers: Baltimore +115, Tampa Bay -135
  • BAL: Ravens rank second in NFL in yards per carry (5.4)
  • TB: Buccaneers are third in the league in team sacks (22)
  • Ravens pick vs. Buccaneers: See picks on SportsLine

Why the Ravens can cover

Baltimore’s defense is coming off a solid third down performance against Cleveland. The Ravens held the Browns to 2 of 11 in third down last week. Baltimore will face a struggling Buccaneers offense that converted just 2 of 12 third downs last week at Carolina.

Plus, the Ravens’ running game has an advantage game against the Tampa Bay defense. Led by quarterback Lamar Jackson (7.7 yards per carry), Baltimore is averaging 5.4 yards per carry, which ranks second in the league. The Ravens face a Buccaneers defense that last week allowed the Panthers 173 yards on 27 carries (6.4 yards per carry). See who to support here.

Why the Buccaneers can cover

Tom Brady has excelled in prime time games during his career. In 82 prime-time regular season games, the seven-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback is 56-26. His 68.3 winning percentage ranks fifth all-time among quarterbacks with at least five prime-time regular-season starts.

Additionally, Tampa Bay faces a Baltimore team that has struggled to close games this season. The Ravens were outscored 71-25 in the fourth quarter this year, and the 46-point differential is the worst in the league. See who to support here.

How to make Ravens vs Buccaneers picks

Tierney analyzed this match from all angles. He’s looking at the total, and he’s also isolated a critical x-factor that causes one side of the spread to be hit hard. See what it’s all about and which team to support on SportsLine.

Who wins the Buccaneers against the Ravens on Thursday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the spread unavoidable? Visit SportsLine now to see which way the Buccaneers vs. Ravens have spread, all from the expert who’s an incredible 34-14 on Baltimore’s picks, and find out.

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