NFL Betting: CINCINNATI BENGALS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8/24)

PRO FOOTBALL — August 24

CINCINNATI at TAMPA BAY
(America’s Bookie Line: Bucs -2.5, Total 40) — Jameis Winston, who hit just nine of his 19 passes against Minnesota last week, took it upon himself to tell Bucs fans not to panic after his effort. He’ll make progress, for certain, but let’s not forget that Cincinnati really stymied the Giants last week, holding the first team offense to only 38 yards and one first down in four series. Tampa Bay is thin enough on the offensive line that Gosder Cherilus, who is not in good shape at the moment, will have to pull more time than he should at right tackle. And when you consider that the Bengals ran for 225 yards last week, you’ve got to be very impressed by the cohesion with all of their offensive linemen. It’s always an edge if you can run the ball with great efficiency in the pre-season.

PLAY BY JAY: CINCINNATI +2.5 ***

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)