Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts 11-26-23 NFL Week 12 Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts 11/26/23 – As NFL Week 12 approaches, Tampa Bay Buccaneers of 3-6 standing will meet Indianapolis Colts of 5-5 record for an epic clash at Lucas Oil Stadium this Sunday. This contest should prove particularly captivating to those interested in NFL picks as both sides look to improve their win/loss records and secure key victories throughout their respective campaigns.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts

Date & Time: Sunday, November 26, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium


Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds

Buccaneers +112+2.5 (-110)42.5 over (-110)
Colts-135-2.5 (-110)42.5 under (-110)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Analysis

On offense, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had an uneven year. Quarterback Baker Mayfield has excelled with an incredible completion rate of 64.6% over 305 attempts for 2,143 passing yards and 14 touchdowns; Rachaad White led rushing efforts have not been particularly effective, averaging only 3.3 yards per carry average; wide receiver Mike Evans remains an asset, amassing 734 receiving yards with six touchdowns to his name; in order for these strengths to succeed against an opponent like Colts defense will be crucially essential to any chance at success on offensive front.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers needs to work on their defense, particularly their ability to contain opposing offenses. Averaging more than 20 points per game allowed, they need to tighten up against run play – pressure Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew and disrupt his offensive rhythm while strengthening their own pass defense while improving pass coverage.

Indianapolis Colts Analysis

The Indianapolis Colts have shown a balanced approach under quarterback Gardner Minshew. Minshew has posted an impressive 63.7% completion rate and 1,721 passing yards while scoring 8 touchdowns. One standout player for them has been running back Zack Moss who racked up 617 rushing yards and five touchdowns while wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr has 677 receiving yards and three scores; all this should allow them to capitalize on their balanced attack and exploit Buccaneers defensive vulnerabilities.

Indianapolis has encountered their fair share of struggles on defense during home games. To improve pass defense and stop Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield and receiver Mike Evans’ passing attack; their defensive line must also pressuring Mayfield aggressively while disrupting their opponents’ offensive rhythm.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts Against the Spread

Tampa Bay’s Buccaneers, despite their 3-6 record, boast an impressive record against the spread on the road; going 5-0-1 against Indianapolis since 2007. But Tampa Bay has struggled against Indianapolis historically: 1-5-1 ATS over 7 meetings! And their recent trend towards low scoring games can be seen with seven of their last eight total games going UNDER in total score.

However, the Colts have proven more consistent against the spread, going 6-3 against in their last nine games against them (6-3 ATS and 1-9 SU in home games played during that stretch). Furthermore, their recent games tend to feature higher scoring contests with 11 total OVERs over those 16 contests.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Indianapolis Colts Free Pick

Based on the odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are our picks:

Moneyline: Colts -135

Though Tampa Bay boasts superior road ATS success, Indianapolis holds an advantage at home thanks to their more balanced attack.

Spread: Buccaneers +2.5 (-110)

The Buccaneers boast an excellent record against the spread on the road, making them a good pick to cover.

Total: 42.5 over (-110) 

Given both teams’ tendencies and offensive capabilities, anticipating a higher-scoring contest seems reasonable.

Predicted Score: Indianapolis Colts 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24

Canadian live betting enthusiasts might consider picking an over on total for this game as their most reliable bet. Both offenses have the ability to score, while both defenses have struggled, which bodes well for an open affair that should produce plenty of points. While Colts are popular moneyline picks due to their balanced offense and home field advantage, considering Bucs have had success covering spreads while on the road this could result in them covering in an exciting contest.