The Cleveland Browns (3-7) play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-5) at FirstEnergy Stadium on 27th November – the Cleveland Browns are in third place in AFC North after collecting three wins from ten games so far in the regular season, while five wins in ten matches leave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers top of the NFC South.
It has the look of a match, which could turn out either way, as not a lot seem to be separating the Cleveland Browns from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This could go down to the wire before a winner emerges. A great prospect for anyone looking to bet on sports in Ohio.
Cleveland Browns VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting lines
Cleveland Browns VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting expert picks
Cleveland Browns VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers Moneyline
Take the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-115) for the outright win as the Cleveland Browns have had a tough time against NFC teams recently, losing 13 of their last 20 matchups. They’ll look to turn things around on Sunday.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on the other hand, have collected six wins in nine games with AFC North teams and are deemed to have a 62% chance of victory at the FirstEnergy Stadium.
Cleveland Browns VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers Spread
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-106) open up as the 3.0-point favorites over the Cleveland Browns, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much. In the last eight matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 9.0 points.
It’s been nip and tuck as far as the Cleveland Browns’ recent home record against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is concerned. Both teams have a 50% win rate from their past two matchups at the FirstEnergy Stadium, with an average points margin of 10.0 points between them.
The hosts are also 4-3 ATS in the past ten games at home and 5-5 ATS overall from their previous ten games.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on the other hand, have covered the spread in just 33.3% of their 10 games this season. The visitors are 2-4 ATS from their six most recent road trips, as well as 3-6-1 ATS overall.
Cleveland Browns VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers Total
The points total in matches between the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tends to sway to the lower side, as they have averaged 34.51 points in their last eight meetings.
The average total in the last five encounters between the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers was 35.4 points. As the total for their latest showdown is set at 44.5, taking the Under (-110) might just be worth a punt.
The total has averaged 50.9 points in the Cleveland Browns’ ten most recent games, as well as 52.6 points in their last five at home. Interestedly, the total has gone under in five of the Cleveland Browns’ past nine matchups against teams from the NFC South.
The total has gone under in five of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ last six games. Going on the road doesn’t always seem to produce the expected number of points for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the total has gone under in five of the past nine matchups matches away from home.
Cleveland Browns VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers Betting trends
- in five of Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ last six games the total went under
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Cleveland Browns Form
A 31-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills last time out extended the Cleveland Browns’ miserable run of form in the league, leaving the hosts with six defeats in seven games.
The Cleveland Browns have scored 24.0 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense.
In 10 games, they’ve surrendered 28.8 points and rank 29th in the league for points allowed, having given up 26.9 points this year alone.
In 2021, the Cleveland Browns came home in third place in the AFC North standings after going 8-9 across all games. The hosts naturally hope to go even better this season. However, like every other team in the NFL, sealing a spot in the playoff during this regular season is the first and foremost priority for now.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Form
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers return from a bye off the back of a 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks last time out, leaving them 5-5 for the season. They are also 2-2 on the road.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bring an offense that has struggled to click into gear this season, putting up just 18.3 points per game. On the defensive side of the ball, there has been no letup whatsoever.
The visitors boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 18.0 points per game for this season, and have remained formidable in the past five games, having only given up 19.4 points on average.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are touted as a potential Super Bowl challenger for this season. While it’s still early days, things are going according to plan so far. The visitors hold the fourth seed in the NFC Conference, leaving them set for a spot in the January playoffs.
Until then, the aim will be to strengthen their position by either maintaining or improving their current seeding.
Cleveland Browns VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers H2H history
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers bagged a 13-12 win over the Cleveland Browns in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Raymond James Stadium in August 2019.
The Cleveland Browns came away with two wins from their past five matchups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, leaving them with an overall record of 2-3.
In their past eight head-to-head games, the Cleveland Browns pulled off 16.88 points on average per game, whereas Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed 17.63 points per match.