Buccaneers vs. Texans: How to watch, start time, odds, live streams, TV channel

    What time does the Buccaneers vs. Texans game start, what TV channel is it on, where can you live stream it, and what are the latest odds?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans would be a battle of David vs. Goliath in the regular season. However, in the preseason, this might actually be a fairly even matchup. The Buccaneers are not expected to start many of their key players, and neither is Houston. Can the Texans use that to their advantage to get the win here? Let’s look at the start time, TV channel, how you can live stream the game, and the current NFL odds for the Buccaneers vs. Texans game.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Houston Texans | Preseason Week 3

    How can you watch this week’s matchup between the Buccaneers and Texans, and what time is it on?

    How to watch, live streams, TV channel, & more

    • Time: 8 PM, August 28
    • TV channel: WFLA (Tampa), ABC13 (Houston)
    • Live streams:
      • Hulu Live TV
      • FuboTV
      • YouTube TV
      • Sling TV
      • AT&T TV
      • PS Vue
      • NFL Game Pass

    Check with your streaming service to confirm the availability of specific channels.

    Buccaneers vs. Texans | Current NFL odds, spreads, betting lines, and predictions

    • Spread: Tampa Bay -4 (-110)
    • Moneyline: Tampa Bay -185, Houston +165
    • Total: 37 (Over -110, Under -110)

    Tampa Bay has lost both of their preseason games so far after getting embarrassed 34-3 by the Tennessee Titans last weekend. Houston, meanwhile, is a perfect 2-0 in the preseason after beating the Dallas Cowboys 20-14 on the road last Saturday. Yet, Tampa Bay is favored here by more than a field goal.

    The defending Super Bowl champions are favored because head coach Bruce Arians has indicated the starters will play up to a half or more, depending on their performance. That likely will not include Tom Brady for very long, but expect to see Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown get significant playing time. Even if Kyle Trask is throwing them the ball, it should still be enough to score some points on this Houston defense.

    Meanwhile, the Texans will also be playing their starters late into this game. Starting QB Tyrod Taylor has seen limited action so far in the preseason, but rookie Davis Mills has looked impressive. With the two of them sharing the load, I expect this game to be competitive at least until halftime.

    I can’t take either side in this one because of how unpredictable the second half will be once the starters come out. However, I do like the over 37. Both teams should be able to score in the first half, and then penalties and mistakes after halftime should get this total over.

    Buccaneers 2021 preseason schedule

    • Week 1 | vs. Cincinnati Bengals (L 14-19) | August 14
    • Week 2 | vs. Tennessee Titans (L 3-34) | August 21
    • Week 3 | @ Houston Texans | August 28

    Texans 2021 preseason schedule

    • Week 1 | @ Green Bay Packers (W 26-7) | August 14
    • Week 2 | @ Dallas Cowboys (W 20-14) | August 21
    • Week 3 | vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers | August 28

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