The Kansas City Chiefs, in their last outing, suffered a shock defeat to the Indianapolis Colts. The fact that the Chiefs couldn’t keep their head in the game was highlighted by an uncharacteristic altercation between Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes and the Chief’s offensive coordinator. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their injury woes are taking a toll on them. More importantly, on offence. The Buccaneers continue to struggle despite their exceptional defensive prowess. They could not grab a much-needed win when they faced the Green Bay Packers in their last outing.
The match starts at 8:20 p.m. ET on Sunday, 2 October 2022. The game time by GMT is 12:20 a.m. GMT on Monday, October 3. The match venue is Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida
Betting tips and match predictions for the Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (October 2) game are available in this article. In addition, the latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers latest odds on betting sites
The Kansas City Chiefs money line odds are priced at 1.83 (-120 American 5/6 Fractional), while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers money line odds are priced at 2.00 (+100; evens). This equals approximate probabilities of 55% against 45%, respectively.
- Over 45.0 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Under 45.0 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Kansas City Chiefs -1.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers +1.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers match preview and statistics
Kansas City Chiefs currently have a 2-1 record this season. Their last game was against a Matt Ryan-led Indianapolis Colts. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes completed 20 of 35 passes for 262 yards and one touchdown. He had a QB rate of 78.5 and ended the throwing one interception.
Tight end Travis Kelce had four catches for 58 yards and one touchdown. He also had a conversion catch. Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had five catches for 89 yards. The Chief’s special team was a disaster to watch. Skyy Moore, a rookie wide receiver, botched the first punt of the game, allowing the Colts to score a touchdown to start the day quickly. He failed to field his second punt return, ultimately brought down at the Kansas City one-yard line.
Kick returner Isiah Pacheco had five returns total, his longest going for 29 yards, while Chiefs kicker Matt Ammendola missed an extra point in the first half and a 34-yard field goal just before Ryan led the game-clinching shot.
The Kansas City Chiefs team news: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman and Harrison Butker are questionable, while Justyn Ross and Willie Gay are out for the game.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled on offence, and their injury woes and Chris Evans suspension are critical. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium, with the defence making the difference in a contest featuring two of this generation's top quarterbacks in persons of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
Brady has defeated Rodgers three of their four head-to-head meetings and completed 31 of 42 passes for 270 yards and one score. He was sacked three times and received a meagre 34 yards on 14 carries. He had Tampa Bay's longest run of the day, an 18-yard scramble nullified in the third quarter. Running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 35 yards on 12 carries.
Wide receiver Russell Gage caught 12 passes from 13 targets for 87 yards, while Logan Hall, Tampa’s defensive lineman, played his best game against the Packers this past week. He had a 19.1% pass-rush victory rate to keep the score close and got to Aaron Rodgers several times during the game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers team news: Julio Jones, Chris Godwin, Donovan Smith, Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Akiem Hicks are questionable for the game, while Josh Wells and Giovani Bernard are out for the game.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers H2H
The two teams have met each other 14 times, including one postseason game, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers winning eight games and the Kansas City Chiefs winning six games. The last time they faced off, the Buccaneers won 31-9.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineups and key players
Kansas City Chiefs projected lineup:
- Quarterback — Patrick Mahomes
- Running back — Clyde Edward-Helaire
- Wide receiver — JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes Scantling, Mecole Hardman
- Tight end — Travis Kelce
- Offensive line — Michael Burton, Orlando Brown Jr, Joe Thurney, Creed Humphrey, Trey Smith, Andrew Wiley
- Defensive line — George Karlaftis, Derrick Nnadi, Chris Jones, Frank Clarke
- Linebacker — Willie Gay, Carlos Dunlap, Nick Bolton
- Cornerback — Rashad Fenton, L’Jarius Sneed
- Safety — Justin Reid, Juan Thornhill
- Kicker — Isiah Pacheco
- Punter — Tommy Townsend
Patrick Mahomes is the key player to watch out for. Hopefully, the star quarterback irons out whatever issues are there between him and the Offensive coordinator and gets back to his best against the Buccaneers. Patrick Mahomes has thrown for eight touchdowns with just one interception.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers projected lineup:
- Quarterback — Tom Brady
- Running back — Leonard Fournette
- Wide receiver — Mike Evans, Russell Gage, Scotty Miller
- Tight end — Cameron Brate
- Offensive line — Donovan Smith, Luke Goedeke, Robert Hainsey, Shaq Mason, Tristan Wirfs
- Defensive line — Patrick O'Connor, Vita Vea, William Gholston
- Linebacker — Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, Devin White, Lavonte David, Shaquil Barrett
- Cornerback — Jamel Dean, Carlton Davis III
- Safety — Mike Edwards, Antoine Winfield Jr
- Kicker — Ryan Succop
- Punter — Jake Camarda
Tom Brady is the key player to watch out for. Tom Brady is expected to have Mike Evans and Julio Jones returning to the starting lineup, and that should make things better for him as they are better targets for him out wide. He’d need to step up on offence to give the Buccaneers a chance.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers predictions and betting tips
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs recently suffered devastating defeats. Currently, the records of both teams are 2-1. After starting the season 2-0, one of these teams will return to.500 on Sunday. Between the two teams, the Chiefs' attack has been more effective. With just one interception, Patrick Mahomes has thrown eight touchdown passes. Travis Kelce, his preferred target, has 17 receptions for 230 yards and two scores through three games.
But in contrast to Week 3, the Buccaneers should have a much stronger receiving group when they play the Chiefs. Brady will be able to have perhaps his best passing game of the season as a result. On the other hand, this will be a significant test for the Chiefs, mainly their secondary. Buccaneers' defence remains dominant, and with Brady getting two of his receivers back in the starting lineup, I’d back the Buccaneers to bounce back in this game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Predictions for the game are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win and under 45.0 points.
Betting prediction: Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win
Odds: 2.00 (+100; evens Fractional)
Betting prediction: Under 45.0 points
Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)