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Patriots open up as favorites over the Buccaneers in projected high-scoring affair

The Patriots are favorites on a short week.

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The New England Patriots have only a few days to put their loss to the Carolina Panthers in the past as they travel to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers this upcoming Thursday.

The Patriots opened up as 4.5-point favorites with multiple oddsmakers, but the line has slowly widened to 5.5-points. The over/under is 54 points, signifying a high-scoring game.

As is tradition of Thursday Night Football, we will either watch two teams fail to string together positive plays for an entire evening, or both teams will score 40 points. There is no other option.

71% of the money has been placed on the “over” according to OddsShark, as the Patriots look to remain a member of the exclusive 30/30 club through five weeks of the season.