The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seek to continue a better than expected run as they travel to take on the Arizona Cardinals on Halloween October 31st. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris proclaimed his Bucs team as a legitimate candidate for the NFC South title after reaching a record of 4-2. Meanwhile the Arizona Cardinals record of 3-3 is better than they have looked in their games.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offense vs Arizona Cardinals Defense
Josh Freeman and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense is not pretty but they have got the job done to this point of the NFL season. Freeman and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense has averaged 210 yards through the air but their running game is the major concern at this time. Cadillac Williams and the running game has not averaged over 100 yards this season and it could hurt them later in the season.
The Arizona Cardinals defense has been banged up of late and they have been giving up some big yardage against the run this season. Opponents are averaging over 140 yards on the ground and 227 yards through the air against an Arizona Cardinals defense that was much more aggressive last season. The defense has still been knocking balls loose and picking them off as they are averaging over three recovered turnovers per game. The Arizona Cardinals have the slight edge on defense over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense.
Arizona Cardinals Offense vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense
A free agent rookie at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals is not going to scare many defenses around the NFL.
If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come into this game over confident it could result in a long day. Max Hall is serviceable as the starting quarterback and he has two solid running backs to fall back on with Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower in the back field. Larry Fitzgerald has to be getting frustrated with his quarterback situation this season but he can be an asset to Max Hall once the season progresses.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense has gone about their job quietly and frustrated defenses that did not expect to struggle against them. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense is vulnerable against the run and solid against the pass. Unfortunately for the Bucs the Arizona Cardinals offense could put together a solid run game is both backs are healthy on game day. The Arizona Cardinals offense has the edge over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Arizona Cardinals -3: Pick Against the Spread & Final Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook posted the home team Arizona Cardinals as a three point favorite over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The line has remained steadfast since Sunday and will not move before game time. The line is right where it should be on this game. The Arizona Cardinals are 2-0 at home against the spread and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 2-0 on the road against the spread. Take the Arizona Cardinals -3 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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