Take a look at the best props on offers as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play host to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire.
- It’s a rare chance to see Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers go head-to-head as the Green Bay Packers clash with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 4:25pm ET (October 18)
- Which of these two NFL quarterbacking legends will have the bigger day?
- See the lines on the most popular team and player props as well as our best bets
For just the third time in their illustrious NFL histories, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will match wits on the football field. They’ve each won one previous meeting. Of course, both came while Brady was quarterback of the New England Patriots.
This will be the the first time that they face each other as NFC QBs. Brady’s Bucs hold the home-field advantage.
Rodgers posted with a 26-21 verdict in their first contest. Brady engineered a 31-17 decision in the second meeting.
Who’s in and who’s out is vitally important to betting player props in Sunday’s game. A pair of key receivers – Green Bay’s Davante Adams and Tampa Bay’s Chris Godwin – are back from injury.
The Packers are 1-point road favorites. Check out our updated injury reports, as well as other betting options. Let’s start with the lines for player props.
Packers vs Buccaneers Player Props
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TDs|
|Aaron Rodgers (GB)||25.5 (Ov -124 | Un +100)||302.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov -250 | Un +195)|
|Tom Brady (TB)||25.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||295.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106)||1.5 (Ov -182 | Un +145)|
|Runnning Backs||Rush Attempts||Rush Yards||Rush and Receiving Yards|
|Aaron Jones (GB)||18.5 (Ov -104 | Un -121)||67.5 (Ov +124 | Un -155)||97.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Ronald Jones II (TB)||14.5 (Ov -121 | Un -104)||N/A||N/A|
|Wide Receivers + Tight Ends||Receptions||Receivng Yards||Longest Reception|
|Aaron Jones (GB)||4.5 (Ov +138 | Un -175)||29.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||13.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)|
|Robert Tonyan (GB)||3.5 (Ov -114 | Un -109)||44.5 (Ov +120 | Un -150)||18.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)|
|Davante Adams (GB)||6.5 (Ov -155 | Un +124)||87.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||26.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)|
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)||3.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||42.5 (Ov -125 | Un +100)||N/A|
|Chris Godwin (TB)||5.5 (Ov -122 | Un -103)||68.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||23.5 (Ov -120 | Un -110)|
|Mike Evans (TB)||4.5 (Ov -120 | Un -105)||59.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||23.5 (Ov -110 | Un -120)|
|Rob Gronkowski (TB)||3.5 (Ov +135 | Un -167)||31.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||16.5 (Ov -115 | Un -115)|
|Ronald Jones II (TB)||2.5 (Ov -139 | Un +112)||15.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Scotty Miller (TB)||2.5 (Ov -120 | Un -105)||31.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
All props taken Oct. 18th from DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM
Prop #1: QB Yards Won’t Add Up
Rodgers has gone over 302.5 yards in two of his four starts but he’ll be facing the NFL’s #2 defense on Sunday, as well as the #8 scoring defense. Tampa Bay surrenders just 239.8 yards per game through the air.
— NFL (@NFL) October 17, 2020
Green Bay’s pass defense is almost as stingy. The Packers have held opposing passers to only 247.5 yards of passing per contest.
Play the under in passing yardage for both Brady and Rodgers.
Pick: Rodgers under 302.5 passing yards (-112), 1 unit; Brady under 295.5 passing yards (-106), 1 unit.
Prop #2: Keeping Up With Jones
Both teams rely on a Jones in their backfield. Coming off a bye week, Green Bay’s Aaron Jones figures to be fresh and ready to carry a load.
Aaron Jones is a BEAST 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PQGEgGROy9
— Packers Nation (@PackersNationCP) October 12, 2020
Jones has yet to carry the ball more than 18 times in game. But he’s been effective with his overall touches.
Play the over on Jones’ combined rush/receving yards.
Pick: Aaron Jones over 97.5 rushing + receiving yards (-112), 1 unit.
Packers vs Buccaneers Touchdown Props
|Player||Odds To Score First TD||Odds To Score Any TD|
|Aaron Rodgers (GB)||+3500||+550|
|Tom Brady (TB)||+3500||+475|
|Aaron Jones (GB)||+500||+240|
|Jamaal Williams (GB)||+1200||+145|
|Robert Tonyan (GB)||+1200||+145|
|Davante Adams (GB)||+750||-115|
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling (GB)||+1500||+190|
|Darrius Shepherd (GB)||+4000||+600|
|Jace Sternberger (GB)||+6000||+900|
|AJ Dillon (GB)||+7000||+1200|
|Malik Taylor (GB)||+7000||+1200|
|Equanimeous St. Brown (GB)||+7000||+1200|
|Mercedes Lewis (GB)||+10000||+1800|
|John Lovett (GB)||+10000||+2200|
|Tyler Ervin (GB)||+10000||+2200|
|Ronald Jones II (TB)||+650||-162|
|Mike Evans (TB)||+750||-134|
|Rob Gronkowski (TB)||+1600||+220|
|Leonard Fournette (TB)||+1600||+210|
|Scotty Miller (TB)||+1800||+240|
|Cameron Brate (TB)||+2800||+400|
|Ke’Shawn Vaughn (TB)||+3500||+500|
|Tyler Johnson (TB)||+4000||+600|
|Tanner Hudson (TB)||+5000||+750|
|LeSean McCoy (TB)||+4500||+700|
|Justin Watson (TB)||+4000||+600|
|Antony Auclair (TB)||+10000||+2200|
|Jaydon Mickens (TB)||+10000||+2200|
|Cyril Grayson (TB)||+10000||+2200|
|Justin Watson (TB)||+4000||+600|
Who Are the Best Bets to Score a Touchdown?
Stick with Aaron Jones. He’s found the end zone six times in four games and at least once in every game. Lock him in at +240 for an anytime TD.
Most red-zone TD receptions this season:
🔹 Adam Thielen – 5
🔹 Mike Evans – 5
🔹 Jimmy Graham – 4
🔹 Robert Tonyan – 4 pic.twitter.com/hUvn9laQ5F
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) October 12, 2020
The Buccaneers have scored the first TD in all five of their games and each week it’s been a different player who found the end zone. Receiver Mike Evans has six TDs and has scored in every game.
- Evans anytime touchdown (-134) – 1 unit
- Aaron Jones anytime touchdown (+240) – 1 unit
An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.