Cardinals vs. Buccaneers Odds & Picks: Trust Tampa Bay to Cover?
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- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Arizona Cardinals in the highest total game of Week 10.
- Our experts analyze the betting odds and make their picks.
Cardinals at Buccaneers Odds & Picks
- Odds: Buccaneers -4.5
- Over/Under: 52
- Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: FOX
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In a likely high-scoring matchup featuring two flawed passing defenses, the Cardinals and Buccaneers have the highest total of Week 10.
As of Thursday, the Cardinals are attracting more than 60% of betting tickets despite being road underdogs — they are 3-1 in that situation this season.
Can the Cardinals continue to cover on the road? Our experts break down every angle of this matchup, from the biggest mismatch to how to bet the spread.
Cardinals-Buccaneers Injury Report
Which team is healthier? Both are pretty healthy
David Johnson (ankle) is practicing in full, but head coach Kliff Kingsbury said they wanted to “be smart” with his workload. With newly acquired Kenyan Drake on board, it’ll be interesting to see how the Cardinals divvy up their workloads.
O.J. Howard (hamstring) should be ready to return after he returned to full practice this week, and their head coach said he should be ready to roll. He’s healthy just in time for one of the best matchups for tight ends as the Cardinals have struggled all year to slow them down. — Justin Bailey
Note: Info as of Thursday. See our Injury Report for daily practice participation and game statuses up until kickoff.
Patrick Peterson vs. Mike Evans
Arizona’s pass defense has struggled all season, currently ranked 28th in pass defense DVOA (per Football Outsiders). The return of Peterson was supposed to provide help, but that has not been the case.
Since returning from his six game suspension, Peterson is only the 81st ranked cornerback per Pro Football Focus. He will likely shadow Evans, whose production puts him squarely in the argument as the NFL’s top wide receiver.