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Raiders vs. Buccaneers Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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Sunday, October 30, the Oakland Raiders (5-2) take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-3). The game will be played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, NY. Read on for our Raiders vs. Buccaneers prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Tampa Bay wins the match-up between the two teams 55.2 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Bucs are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Bucs -1.5

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Channel: CBS

Raiders vs. Buccaneers preview:

The Raiders are coming off a 33-16 win over the Jaguars, a game in which they thoroughly dominated on both sides of the ball. Yeah, the Jaguars are terrible, but it was nice to see the Raiders win a game that didn't come down to the last possession, as they're so accustomed to doing. The Raiders were able to force three turnovers, and that made all the difference.

The Bucs throttled the 49ers 34-17, but more importantly Jameis Winston—who has been underwhelming most of the year—lived up to expectations with a nice three-touchdown performance. He was a neat 21-0f-30 for 269 yards, while Jacquizz Rodgers added 154 on the ground for good measure. When Winston plays well, they are a tough team to beat. Not to be forgotten, the defense held the 49ers to just 273 yards of total offense.

The Raiders have won two of the last three match-ups between the two teams.

Raiders vs. Buccaneers prediction:

The Raiders win this game. They're the more complete team, and their offensive line will provide Derek Carr plenty of time to air it out on the suspect Buccaneers secondary. I expect the defense to pick off Jameis Winston at least two times.

Raiders 33, Buccaneers 13