The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 3 NFL Picks: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, August 22nd, 1:00 ET
Location: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
NFL Betting Odds: New England -7.5 (44)
Buccaneers vs. Patriots On TV: FOX
There aren’t many teams that we think are in more disarray right now than the Patriots offensively. The team is a wreck. QB Tom Brady, who is a future Hall of Famer and is one of the best to ever suit up in this league, is completing just over half of his passes, and he has needed to lead the team to victories in the fourth quarter against the lowly Buffalo Bills and New York Jets. The combined margin of victory is just five points. However, if there is a team that is more of a wreck, it would be Tampa Bay. The Bucs are playing horrid offensive ball, they were beaten by those aforementioned Jets two weeks ago and by the New Orleans Saints last week, and their head coach and quarterback are at odds with each other. Both should be booted out of the organization ASAP if we had our way. QB Josh Freeman has perhaps requested or will request a trade by the deadline, and if we were the Bucs, we would happily oblige.
Here’s the other thing about New England. The team has had more than a week to prepare for this game and get this offense back up to snuff, and TE Rob Gronkowski very well could be back in the fold for this one as well. If Gronk comes back and if the Patriots have a good week of practice, we know that they can figure this out and win this game by 30 if they want to. Tampa Bay just can’t score at the moment, and with the way that the New England front seven has played against the rush thus far this year, RB Doug Martin isn’t getting the job done either. This is clearly a New England double digit victory waiting to happen.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots Pick: New England Patriots -7.5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots Score Prediction: Patriots 34 – Buccaneers 13