A star-studded showdown is set to get underway when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. Both clubs are looking to redeem themselves after losing a week ago. The Indianapolis Colts beat the Kansas City Chiefs 20-17. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers narrowly defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-12. 

Kickoff is at 8:20 p.m. ET in Tampa Bay. Caesars Sportsbook lists Tampa as a two-point favorite in the latest Chiefs vs. Buccaneers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 47. Before making any Buccaneers vs. Chiefs picks, be sure to see the NFL predictions from SportsLine's Larry Hartstein.

A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Hartstein combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed while working for Pro Football Focus. Entering the 2022 NFL season, he is 427-344 all-time on NFL sides (plus $3,764 for $100 players), including 394-330 against the spread. Hartstein went 68-50 ATS (58%) and 8-3 on NFL money-line picks last season for a profit of $1,552. 

Furthermore, Hartstein is on an incredible 24-9 roll NFL picks against the spread involving the Chiefs. Anybody who has been following him is way up.

Now, Hartstein has set his sights on Chiefs vs. Buccaneers and just locked in his NFL picks and Week 4 NFL predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Now, here are several NFL odds and betting lines for Bucs vs. Chiefs:

  • Buccaneers vs. Chiefs spread: Buccaneers -2
  • Buccaneers vs. Chiefs over/under: 47 points
  • Buccaneers vs. Chiefs money line: Chiefs +115, Buccaneers -135
  • TB: The Buccaneers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS loss
  • KC: The Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last five games in Week 4
  • Buccaneers vs. Chiefs picks: See picks here

Why the Chiefs can cover

Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is a smooth dual-threat weapon coming out of the backfield. Edwards-Helaire owns short area explosiveness with superb balance and vision. The LSU product has 22 carries for a team-high 116 yards with a score. He's also reeled in 12 passes for 115 yards and two receiving touchdowns. In Week 2, Edwards-Helaire had 118 total scrimmage yards. 

Wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster is carving out a nice role in this passing game. Smith-Schuster is sure-handed and excels in the intermediate part of the field. The USC product is second on the team with 178 yards on 14 receptions. Last week, he finished with eight catches for a season-high 89 yards. 

Why the Buccaneers can cover

Wide receiver Mike Evans is a physical and lengthy weapon on the outside. Evans stands tall at 6-foot-5 and uses his leverage to gain space from defenders. The four-time Pro Bowler has excellent hands with the verticality to outjump defenders. Evans is leading the team with 132 yards on eight catches. 

Running back Leonard Fournette is a difficult player to bring to the ground. Fournette can make one cut and take it to the house with breakaway speed. The LSU product owns soft hands coming out of the backfield for quarterback Tom Brady. Fournette is fourth in the league in carries (57) and 10th in rushing yards (227). He's a reliable outlet, snagging nine passes for 54 yards. 

How to make Buccaneers vs. Chiefs picks

Hartstein has analyzed this matchup, and while we can tell you he's leaning Under on the point total, he has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He's only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.

Who wins Chiefs vs. Buccaneers on Sunday Night Football? And which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Hartstein's Chiefs vs. Buccaneers picks, all from the expert who is 24-9 on Kansas City picks, and find out.