Packers vs. Buccaneers prediction and odds for Week 3

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers are slight underdogs in their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3.

The Green Bay Packers got their first victory of the season on Sunday night, but the challenging games keep coming.

In Week 3, they visit Raymond James Stadium to take on the undefeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers will be without star wide receiver Mike Evans, but their dominant defense has led them to back-to-back victories to begin the season.

Can Green Bay continue to build momentum with another win?

Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers odds Week 3

According to FanDuel’s latest odds, the Packers are currently 2.5-point underdogs ahead of this week’s game against the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is undefeated and also the home team, so it makes sense.

Tampa Bay’s moneyline is -142, Green Bay is at +120.

The over/under for the game is set at 41.5 points.

Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers prediction Week 3

This could be a low-scoring game. Tampa Bay will be without top receiver Mike Evans, and Chris Godwin and Julio Jones may also miss the game through injury.

Add in the fact that Tom Brady and the Buccaneers’ offense have struggled to find consistency in the opening two weeks, failing to score over 20 points in any game.

But we probably shouldn’t expect much from the Packers’ offense, either. The unit has been inconsistent in the opening two weeks with far too many mistakes.

The Buccaneers have the No. 5 defense for yards allowed and are No. 1 in points allowed, giving up an average of just 6.5 points per game.

It could be a hot day in Tampa, making it an even tougher game for Green Bay.

This may be a defensive battle in Florida, but I have concerns over the Packers’ offense on the road against a top defense. The Buccaneers win a low-scoring game.