Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 12/18/22 NFL Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7) vs Cincinnati Bengals (9-4)

Game Info: Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 4:25 pm (Raymond James Stadium)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Buccaneers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Bengals will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday afternoon at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

The Cincinnati Bengals are 9-4 this season after they defeated the Cleveland Browns by a score of 23-10 in their last game. Cincinnati gained 363 total yards and forced three turnovers on downs in the win. The Cincinnati offense is averaging 25.8 points per game with 268.1 passing yards per game and 103.6 rushing yards per game. Joe Burrow has thrown for 3,685 yards, 27 touchdowns, and nine interceptions for the Bengals this season. Joe Mixon has rushed for 701 yards and six touchdowns, while Ja’Marr Chase has caught 64 passes for 821 yards and seven scores for Cincinnati. The Cincinnati defense is giving up 20.4 points per game and 331.1 yards per game.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 6-7 this season after they lost to the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 35-7 in their last game. Tampa Bay was out gained by a total of 404-322 and turned the ball over three times, with an additional three turnovers on downs. The Tampa Bay offense is averaging 17.2 points per game with 265.7 passing yards per game and 72.9 rushing yards per game. Tom Brady has thrown for 3,585 yards, 17 touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Buccaneers this season. Leonard Fournette has rushed for 524 yards and three touchdowns, while Mike Evans has caught 59 passes for 805 yards and three scores for Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay defense is allowing 19.5 points per game and 320.7 yards per game.

Cincinnati is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 December games and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games. The under is 13-4-1 in Cincinnati’s last 18 games. Tampa Bay is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-10-1 ATS in their last 11 games on grass. The under is 4-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 5 games. Cincinnati is 0-5 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Tampa Bay comes into this game after losing two of their last three games and getting absolutely dominated by the 49ers in their last game. Cincinnati has won five games in a row and is scoring over 8 points more per game than Tampa Bay. The Tampa Bay offense has been below average this year and I think last week is going to carry over into this week. I like Cincinnati to get the job done on the road.

David’s Pick Bengals -3.5

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