Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Same Game Parlay Picks and Predictions

NFL betting expert Michael Crosson gives his same game parlay selection for Thursday night's primetime matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Odds provided by DraftKings.

Ravens vs. Buccaneers SGP Picks

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers Under 23.5 Points Scored (-130)
  • Gus Edwards (BAL) Over 44.5 Rushing Yards (-150)
  • Leonard Fournette (TB) Over 24.5 Receiving Yards (-180)

Payout: +325

Baltimore’s defense has been on quite the rollercoaster to open the season, as the Ravens allowed an average of 18 PPG in their four victories over the Jets, Patriots, Bengals, and Browns, however, they also allowed 30 PPG across their trio of losses to the Dolphins, Bills, and Giants.

The Bucs’ offense, on the other hand, is off to an incredibly disappointing start, as Tampa Bay averaged just 17.7 PPG across a head-scratching 3-4 skid to open the season, with Tom Brady and co.’s only scoring output north of 21 PTS coming in a double-digit loss to Kansas City (L, 41-31).

I’ll back Tampa Bay to score less than 24 PTS here, as the Bucs’ offense is capable of erupting in any given contest with Brady in the drivers’ seat, however, I still feel comfortable betting against it after seeing them score 21 PTS or less in six-of-seven matchups to open the season.

The Ravens lost their top RB’s to injury before last season even started, and while this year, they appeared to be in good shape for a little while, Baltimore’s backfield already finds itself in a precarious situation heading into Week 8, as their leading rusher J.K. Dobbins landed on IR with a knee injury this week, and head coach Jon Harbaugh doesn’t appear to have much faith in Kenyan Drake nor Justice Hill after combining for 36 yards on 16 carries plus a fumble last week.

I’ll back Gus Edwards to step in and have another solid night here, as Edwards rushed 16 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut against Cleveland last week, and I think we’ll see his usage continue to increase after Baltimore’s latest backfield struggles.

Leonard Fournette caught just two passes for seven yards in the Bucs’ 21-3 loss to Carolina last week, however, prior to that, Fournette hauled in 5+ receptions for 35+ YDS in four straight contests, with two of those performances eclipsing 7+ catches for 55+ YDS.

I’ll back Fournette to rebound in the receiving department here, as Brady found very little success throwing the ball vertically downfield in the first seven weeks of the season, so I think we’ll see him revert to more screens and checkdowns out of the backfield against an aggressive Baltimore defensive front on Thursday night.

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