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Facing No. 27 ranked DVOA defense - No. 31 ranked pass defense allowing 315.7 yards per game
Game Total - 55.5
Implied Totals - Patriots at 30.5 points and Buccaneers at 25 points
Game Line - New England Patriots - 5.5
The New England Patriots travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers on Thursday night in Week 5. Vegas likes this game to be the highest-scoring game of the week with the 55.5-point total and looking at these defenses; it is easy to see that points should come easy in this game.
The Buccaneers pass defense has not played well to this point in the 2017 season, surrendering an average of 7.5 yards per attempt which ranks No. 21 in the NFL, tied with the Minnesota Vikings. The Buccaneers have been lit up by the Vikings and Giants in last two games they have played in 2017.