Buccaneers vs. Packers prediction, odds, spread, injuries, trends for NFL Week 15

Dec 11, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10)
Dec 11, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love (10) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers let one slip away from them on Monday night, losing to the New York Giants on a last-second field goal. They're still holding on to the final spot in the NFC Playoffs but need to be extra careful not to let any more games slip through their fingers in the final stretch of the season.

They'll look to bounce back in Week 15 when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who currently sit atop the NFC South.

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Buccaneers vs. Packers odds, spread, and total

Buccaneers vs. Packers betting trends

  • Buccaneers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games
  • The OVER is 4-2 in the Bucs' last six games
  • Buccaneers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games
  • The UNDER is 8-2 in the Buccaneers' last 10 games vs. NFC North opponents
  • Packers are 4-2 ATS in their last six games
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Packers' last five games
  • Packers are 16-1 straight up in their last 17 games played in December

Buccaneers vs. Packers injury reports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers injury report

  • Devin White - LB - Questionable
  • Vita Vea - DT - Questionable
  • Jamel Dean - CB - Questionable
  • Carlton Davis III - CB - Questionable
  • William Gholston - DE - Questionable

Green Bay Packers injury report

  • Quay Walker - LB - Questionable
  • Christian Watson - WR - Questionable
  • Aaron Jones - RB - Questionable
  • Jaire Alexander - CB - Questionable
  • Dontayvion Wicks - WR - Questionable

Buccaneers vs. Packers how to watch

  • Date: Sunday, December 17
  • Game Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Lambeau Field
  • How to Watch (TV): CBS
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Record: 6-7
  • Green Bay Packers Record: 6-7

Buccaneers vs. Packers key players to watch

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans: The Buccaneers' No. 1 receiver remains their best offensive weapon. He has 10 receiving touchdowns on the year and has already surpassed 1,020 receiving yards. If they want to pull off yet another upset, they need to get Mike Evans going early and often in this game.

Green Bay Packers

Jordan Love: The Packers quarterback didn't have his best performance on Monday night against the Giants, but now he gets to face a Buccaneers' pass defense that has been bad all season, allowing 7.2 yards per throw which ranks 29th in the NFL. This is a great spot for a bounce back game as Green Bay tries to hang on to its wild card berth in the NFC.

Buccaneers vs. Packers prediction and pick

Let's pump the brakes on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a second. Yes, I understand that they currently lead the disastrous NFC South, but they are the clear No. 3 team in the division at the moment. They were out-gained 6.3 yards per play to 4.3 yards per play in their win against the Falcons last week and are now 26th in Net Yards per Play and 22nd in Net Yards per Play over their last three games.

The Packers are going to be able to throw the ball against this Buccaneers defense that's 29th in opponent yards per pass attempt, giving up 7.2 yards per throw, and even Desmond Ridder threw for over 300 yards against them last week.

40.07% of the yards gained against this Packers defense comes on the ground, the fourth highest rate in the NFL, meaning teams can run the ball against them. Unfortunately, the Bucs are 24th in rush EPA, 30th in rush success rate, and 31st in yards per carry (3.5). Their inability to attack the Packers where they're weak gives Green Bay the stylistic advantage.

I'll lay the points with the Packers at home.

Odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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