|2013 NFL Preseason Bucs vs. Patriots Week 2 Picks & Predictions|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 16 August 2013 15:59|
Bucs vs. Patriots Free Pick
LINE MOVEMENT: The Patriots opened as 3-point favorites and that's where the spread currently sits at the majority of sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 41.5 and has been bet down to 40.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers on tonight's game, 55% of the NFL betting public currently favors the Patriots. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure to click on the link above to get the most up-to-date numbers.
NFL Free Pick: Take New England. According to latest NFL trends, New England is 2-8 SU all-time against the Buccaneers in preseason and lost last year, giving 7 on the road, 30-28 (o44) in their third game.
New England quarterback Tom Brady needs to spend more time with his tight ends and receivers. Julian Edelman was the only veteran receiver who caught a pass, while newly-acquired slot receiver Danny Amendola had just one reception for six years. Tampa Bay did take a 3-0 lead early on with the starters in against Baltimore. Josh Freeman played in the first two series and threw for 34 yards on 4-of-7 passing. Vincent Jackson (6-5, 230) is the top target for the Bucs and he reportedly dominated New England's cornerbacks in a 7-on-7 scrimmage.
Expect the Patriots to roll again in this one led by Brady and their running game. Tampa Bay doesn't have the offensive arsenal to make this a close game.
2013 NFL Week 2 Free Pick: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -3