2013 NFL NFC South Week 7 Odds & Point Spread: Buccaneers vs. Falcons Print
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 14:00
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Buccaneers vs. Falcons Odds

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ATLANTA, GA (The Spread) – The Atlanta Falcons hope to get their season on track this Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 1PM ET on FOX.

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Atlanta is 1-4 on the season, 1-2 at home and 1-4 against the spread. Tampa Bay is 0-5 overall, 0-2 on the road and 1-4 against the spread. Atlanta has won seven of its last nine against Tampa Bay.

Trends show that the Bucs are 8-3-1 against the spread in their last 12 against the Falcons and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 trips to Atlanta. The two have hit the under in 7 of their last 10 meetings.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Atlanta is the favorite at home, as the Falcons have odds of -7 points to win against the Bucs. The over/under total for the game has been set at 43 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Tampa as a 7.5-point favorite. The spread climbed up to 9 points before falling back to 7. The over/under total opened at 41.5 points before making the steady climb to 43.

The Falcons entered the bye with a 30-28 loss to the Jets to fall to 1-4. Atlanta has lost all of its four games by one score. Adding to the pain of another loss, Atlanta also lost receiver Julio Jones for the season to a foot injury. On the season, Atlanta is posting close to 400 yards of offense while the defense is allowing 372.2 yards per game. Matt Ryan has thrown for 1,649 yards and 10 touchdowns this year while Tony Gonzalez has 33 catches for 339 yards and three touchdowns.
Tampa Bay fell to 0-5 on the season last week with a 31-20 loss to Philadelphia. The Bucs have failed to score more than 20 points in any game this year and are posting just 290 yards per game. Defensively, Atlanta is giving up 350 yards per game. Mike Glennon has started the last two games and thrown for 466 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. Doug Martin has added 409 rushing yards with one score.

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In terms of Injuries, Tampa Bay cornerback Michael Adams is questionable with a knee injury while guard Carl Nicks is out with a foot injury. Atlanta receiver Roddy White is doubtful with a hamstring injury while tackle Sam Baker is doubtful with a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Atlanta, as the Falcons are getting 53% of the wagers with odds of -7 against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

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