Texans vs. Buccaneers Weather Forecast: How Wind Will Affect This Over/Under
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- The weather forecast for Saturday's Texans at Buccaneers matchup features double-digit winds.
- PJ Walsh details how the conditions at Raymond James Stadium could impact the over/under.
- He also looks at the historical trends for windy NFL games and their totals.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is having quite the season. Heading into Week 16, Winston leads the league in passing yards (4,573) and is second in touchdown passes (30), yet has also thrown the most interceptions (24).
Today’s Texans vs. Buccaneers matchup appears to be a shootout on paper, evidenced by the opening over/under of 53 — the highest of Week 16.
However, a windy forecast for this game isn’t ideal for Winston’s already erratic play, and the betting market has taken notice.
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Let’s take a detailed look at the Texans vs. Buccaneers weather forecast and what it means for over/under bettors.
Texans vs. Buccaneers Weather Forecast
As I mentioned above, the Texans vs. Bucs over/under opened at 53, but has been on the move throughout the week.
While 74% of bettors have played this over, the line has tumbled down to 50.5 at PointsBet. Tampa Bay will be without playmakers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and the weather forecast isn’t helping either.
Steady 14 mph winds are expected at Raymond James Stadium, according to Sports Insights’ weather data.
The National Weather Service is also calling for windy conditions, including gusts up to 23 mph throughout the game.
This is significant because NFL games played in double-digit winds have finished under the closing total 56.1% of the time since 2003.