Game: NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Steelers vs Buccaneers Picks and Steelers vs Buccaneers Predictions
Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Start time: 8:15 PM EST, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lines: +1½ (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 53½: – XBET
In a game from NFL Week 3, we will see Pittsburgh Steelers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It was hard for us to imagine that the Steelers can start the season without a win in the first two weeks when they visited the Browns in Cleveland and hosted the Chiefs. However, they are now standing at 0-1-1 and they are visiting the resurging Fitzmagic. In that Chiefs loss, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger tossed for 452 yards and three scores. Jesse James led the receivers on 138 yards and a TD from five grabs. LeVeon Bell is still holding out and he is not expected to play on Monday night.
The Bucs were considered to be one of the worst teams in the NFL before the season started mainly because they didn’t improve on offense. Having in mind that Jameis Winston wouldn’t be able to play in the first few weeks, most of the analysts believed that the Bucs are doomed. Ryan Fitzpatrick, however, stepped up and tossed for 402 yards, four TDs and one pick against the Saints while DeSean Jackson led the receivers with 129 yards and a TD on four grabs.
I’m expecting Fitzpatrick to revert back to form and Monday night when all eyes will be on him seems like the perfect day for this to happen. I expect the Steelers to finally get their first W in a shootout on the road.