Kansas City Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 11/29/20 NFL Picks and Prediction
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-4) vs Kansas City Chiefs (9-1)
Game Info: Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 4:25 pm (Raymond James Stadium)
Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3 -- Over/Under: 51.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Chiefs will travel to Raymond James Stadium to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this Sunday afternoon in NFL action.
The Kansas City Chiefs won their 5th straight game and improved to 9-1 on the season after defeating the Las Vegas Raiders, 35-31, this past Sunday. Kansas City had all they could handle from the only team that has beaten them this season as they trailed by a 31-28 margin late in the game, however, Patrick Mahomes was able to march the Chiefs down the field in a two-minute drill and helped Kansas City secure the victory after a 22-yard TD pass to Travis Kelce gave the Chiefs the lead for good. Kansas City outgained Las Vegas by a 460-364 margin and forced one turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Chiefs was QB Patrick Mahomes who completed 34 of 45 passes for 348 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Kansas City is averaging 32.1 ppg on 421.9 total yards per game (308.2 passing yds/g; 113.7 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Kansas City has been led by QB Patrick Mahomes who has completed 67.9% of his passes for 3,035 yards (322.2 yds/g), 27 TD, & 2 INT. The top receiving threats for Mahomes and the Chiefs have been Travis Kelce (66 rec, 896 yards, 7 TD), Tyreek Hill (55 rec, 752 yards, 10 TD), Mecole Hardman (26 rec, 411 yards, 3 TD), and Demarcus Robinson (27 rec, 264 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Kansas City backfield is the duo of Clyde Edwards-Helaire (140 att, 655 yards, 4 TD; 29 rec, 232 yards, TD) and Le’Veon Bell (23 att, 79 yards, TD).
Defensively, Kansas City is allowing their opponents to average 21.4 ppg on 365.5 total yards per game (232.0 passing yds/g; 133.5 rushing yds/g).
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers dropped to 7-4 on the season after being defeated by the Los Angeles Rams, 27-24, this past Monday night. Tampa Bay struggled to get anything going on the ground against the Rams defense and although they had a chance to force OT late, the Rams were able to seal the victory after picking off Tom Brady for the 2nd time of the game with just 1:56 left in the game. Tampa Bay was outgained by Los Angeles by a 413-251 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Buccaneers was WR Chris Godwin who had 7 receptions for 57 yards & 1 TD.
On the season, Tampa Bay is averaging 29.1 ppg on 366.9 total yards per game (268.6 passing yds/g; 98.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Tampa Bay has been led by QB Tom Brady who has completed 64.7% of his passes for 2,955 yards (269.4 yds/g), 25 TD, & 9 INT. The top receiving targets for Brady have been Mike Evans (45 rec, 563 yards, 9 TD), Chris Godwin (41 rec, 465 yards, 3 TD), Rob Gronkowski (31 rec, 399 yards, 4 TD), and Antonio Brown (18 rec, 154 yards). Leading the way for the Buccaneers backfield has been the duo of Ronald Jones II (153 att, 754 yards, 5 TD) and Leonard Fournette (66 att, 261 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Tampa Bay is allowing their opponents to average 23.0 ppg on 332.2 total yards per game (259.2 passing yds/g; 73.0 rushing yds/g).
The Chiefs are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Buccaneers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss, however, are just 2-7-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Kansas City comes into this game as the Super Bowl favorites (+300) and although they have arguably the best offense in the league, it is a bit concerning that their defense as has allowed a combined 62 points over their last two games against the Panthers & Raiders. Tampa Bay hasn’t looked great recently in their big matchups, however, the offense is still very dangerous and with multiple weapons at the receiver position, I think Brady could have success against a secondary that was just carved up by Derek Carr. Overall, I think this is going to be a close game that is going to come down to the end and because of that, I am taking the home team and the points. Good Luck!