According to OddsShark, the Broncos are 3-point favorites. The over-under is set at 43. The computer is picking the Bucs to be victorious 23.1-21.9. The computer is taking the Bucs against the spread and over on the point total.
Under new head coach Dirk Koetter, Tampa Bay dominated the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1 before getting blown out by the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. Last week, they narrowly lost to the Los Angeles Rams in a 37-32 defeat.
Tampa Bay’s ground game has suffered in 2016 with only one touchdown and 86 yards per game on average. The Bucs will be without Doug Martin again this week, so their success will rely on quarterback Jameis Winston.
The Broncos on the other hand, are riding high. Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian is coming off a four-touchdown outing in last Sunday’s 29-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Siemian has impressed as Broncos starting quarterback. He’s completed 63 of 94 passes for 756 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. If his AFC Offensive Player of the Week performance against the Bengals was any indication, the Buccaneers will have a difficult time slowing down the Broncos offense. The Bucs are currently ranked 20th in the NFL against the pass, giving up 272 yards per game.
Denver is a stronger team, with a well-balanced offense. Expect the Broncos to pull through with another win on the road in a dominant fashion.
Heavy’s Pick: Denver Broncos 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17