Packers vs Buccaneers - Free NFL Analyst Pick

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Packers vs Bucs - Preview, Odds & Free Analyst Pick

The Green Bay Packers are still holding onto to the hope that Aaron Rodgers returns this season, with recent reports indicating he could play in 2-3 weeks. That means if the Packers can get wins this week against Tampa Bay and next week against Cleveland, the postseason isn't completely out of the picture. The Bucs -- coming off a 30-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons -- will get QB Jameis Winston back in the starting lineup this week.

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Vegas Odds

Tampa Bay actually opened up as a 1-point road favorite before some public action moved the spread to the other side.

The total opened at 44 before settling a point higher at 45.

Betting Line: Green Bay -2.5
Total: 45

At the time of publication, close to 68 percent of the public were laying the points at home and taking Green Bay.

55 percent of the action on the total has been on the OVER.

Betting Trends
- The Packers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games after an ATS win.
- The total has gone UNDER in 30 of the Buccaneers’ last 42 games against the Packers.

What to Watch For

Winston is expected to return from a three-game absence, getting set to go up against a Packers defense that's giving up 7.8 yards per pass attempt.

Winston is projected to finish with 218 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT.

The Bucs defense is coming off a game in which they gave up 516 yards to the Falcons, 253 of which went to Julio Jones.

The Tampa Bay defense is actually projected to force close to 3 takeaways this Sunday, with at least 2 being INTs. Brett Hundley is projected to finish with 201 yards, 1 TD and 2-plus INTs.

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Free Analyst's Pick

Tampa Bay covering on the road.

Green Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last five games at home