New England Patriots vs Tampa Bay Bucs Week 3 NFL Preseason Betting Odds

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Tom Brady has had preseasons where he hasn’t played at all, and some preseasons where he has played a ton of snaps. As for the 2012 NFL preseason, Brady really hasn’t played all that much the first two games. That will reportedly change in the third game of the preseason on Friday on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick likes to challenge his team during the season. And just 18 hours after their game with Philadelphia on Monday night, New England was down in Tampa holding a practice against Tampa Bay. It’s a good way to get prepared for the regular season, having to hit the road and get things going.

Brady will likely play his most snaps against the Bucs on Friday, before likely sitting out the final preseason game next week.

On the other side of the field for the Bucs, they too will play their starters for the majority of the game as well.

After winning their preseason opener, the Bucs were blown out 30-7 last week against Tennessee. And while it’s the preseason, there are clearly some things that first year head coach Greg Schiano needs to address.

As for the betting line in this one, it’s the Patriots who have been set as the favorites. New England is going off as 6.5-point favorites over Tampa Bay on NFL Week 3 Preseason Betting Odds available at Bovada Sportsbook.

This is one of the biggest point spreads we have seen this preseason, because of the fact that oddsmakers are banking on the Patriots playing their starters. So when that happens, New England is set as the assertive favorite. To cover, the Patriots will need to win by at least seven points. A win by six points or less will give the victory against the spread to the Bucs.

Kickoff for New England and Tampa Bay will be on Friday at 7:30pm ET, with coverage on local networks.

Check out the betting odds for this game, as well as the rest of the Week 3 preseason lineup below as seen on Bovada.

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